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

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.”

Advertisement

From Our Partners