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April 10, 2012

Tammy Lynn Michaels and singer are headed toward custody and financial showdown in court next month

After nearly nine years together and two children, Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels continue to be engaged in one of the ugliest same-sex celebrity couple splits in history.

Michaels, a 37-year-old former actress, has filed court papers asking for a raise in the $23,000 a month she currently receives from Etheridge in child support, according to documents obtained by