Linda Wallem: Wife Melissa Etheridge Made Me the 'Luckiest Girl'

Melissa Etheridge’s wife Linda Wallem loves being a newlywed.

“Even though we’ve been friends all these years, she will still grab me in the kitchen and we’ll slow dance to whatever’s playing,” the entertainment executive told PEOPLE at the 17th Annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert on Thursday in Los Angeles.

“And if there s no music playing,” she added, “she will sing into my ear, and it will make me feel like the luckiest girl.”

Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge Talk Breast Cancer, Sex After 50

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, two of music’s most high-profile survivors are speaking out about winning their battles with the disease.

Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge team up for the cover of AARP The Magazine’s October/November issue, opening up about being in the spotlight while sick.

Melissa Etheridge: Finally Getting Her Happily Ever After!

By Lynette Rice

With love by her side, the singer pours her past heartaches – and new joy – into her music

A Tribute to Casey Kasem, Kelly Clarkson's New Addition & More Weekend News

If you were too busy firing up the grill with Dad to see who welcomed a baby just in time for a first Father’s Day, here’s what you missed this weekend. (Also, you can hold the ketchup on our burger, please.)

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5 Things to Know About Melissa Etheridge's Wife Linda Wallem

We see nothing but love songs in the future for Melissa Etheridge, who married (and serenaded!) Linda Wallem on Saturday.

So what do you need to know about Etheridge’s muse?

1. They were friends first

Before Wallem and Etheridge began their relationship in 2010, they considered each other best friends for more than 10 years. In fact, Wallem served as the singer’s “best man” at her 2003 wedding to ex-wife Tammy.

Channing Tatum's Super Sweet Birthday Message, Melissa Etheridge's Outdoor Wedding & More Weekend News

Ah, let the summer of love officially begin.

Now that it’s June, the weather isn’t the only thing heating up. From an outdoor wedding to our favorite outfit-coordinating couple, here’s what you missed this weekend:

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Melissa Etheridge Shares Photo from Wedding: 'So Blessed'

Melissa Etheridge had plenty to smile about on Saturday – so it’s no surprise she’s glowing head-to-toe in the first full-length photo she’s released from her wedding.

In the snapshot she Tweeted Sunday, Etheridge walks down the flower-adorned aisle arm-in-arm with her bride, Linda Wallem.

Melissa Etheridge Weds Linda Wallem

What a great birthday present!

Two days after they both turned 53, Melissa Etheridge and partner Linda Wallem married on Saturday night at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, at the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountain range.

“They were so happy,” says a guest. “It was really beautiful.”

In the course of the intimate outdoor ceremony, Etheridge sang Wallem a new song she wrote especially for her and which Etheridge had never performed before – not even to Wallem.

New Year's Eve in Times Square: Watch It Live!

Watching the ball drop on TV is so 2012. This year, there’s an even better way to ring in the new year: online!

Join PEOPLE as it webcasts the Times Square festivities Tuesday night via Livestream starting at 6 p.m. ET – no fighting the crowds or frigid temperatures necessary.

Melissa Etheridge to Marry Linda Wallem Following Supreme Court Rulings

How is Melissa Etheridge going to celebrate the Supreme Court’s gay rights decisions?

With a wedding!

The singer announced Wednesday that she is “getting fully, completely and legally married” this year to “my true love of over three years,” producer Linda Wallem.