Melissa Etheridge Is ‘Happy’ in a New Relationship, Says Pal

Linda Wallem and Melissa Etheridge

KM Press

updated 01/18/2011 AT 9:35 AM ET

originally published 01/18/2011 AT 8:45 AM ET

Just what the doctor ordered.

Melissa Etheridge, who split bitterly with wife Tammy Etheridge a year ago, is now dating Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem.

“Melissa and Linda have been best friends for over 10 years,” a pal tells PEOPLE, adding that Wallem served as Etheridge’s “best man” at her 2003 wedding to Tammy. “They got together three months after Melissa and Tammy broke up.”


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