Melissa Etheridge's Partner Pregnant

Melissa Etheridge’s partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, is pregnant with twins, the couple has announced on the singer’s Web site.

“We are thrilled to announce that Tammy is pregnant, and expecting our twins sometime around this fall,” they said in a statement. “To answer the obvious question: we used an anonymous donor from a (sperm) bank.”

Etheridge, 44, and Michaels, 31, held a commitment ceremony in 2003. The Grammy-winning singer has two children from her relationship with former partner Julie Cypher: daughter Bailey Jean and son Beckett. Cypher had the children through artificial insemination using a sperm donation from rock legend David Crosby.

In the announcement, posted Monday, Etheridge and Michaels said: “The twins will be a joyful addition to our loving home. We are a blessed family.”

Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, but is now cancer-free. She last released a greatest hits album titled, “The Road Less Traveled.”

Michaels starred on the 2005 NBC comedy “Committed” and has appeared on Showtime’s “The L Word.”

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