Melissa Etheridge had been friends with Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem for a decade before they started dating in 2010, and they’ve now taken their relationship to the next level by getting married! The ladies had a lovely ceremony at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California on Saturday night, and plenty of stars were in attendance, including Rosie O’Donnell, Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings and Jane Lynch. All four of Melissa’s kids were part of the ceremony, as well. Cute!
“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.
“It was such a magical moment,” says the guest, who added that Etheridge wore a grey suit, while Wallem was in a white dress.
“The ceremony was such a beautiful start to the night,” says the guest. “The setting was perfect. It was something Melissa and Linda wanted early on. It was as perfect as they envisioned.”
Sunday morning, the newlyweds will leave directly for their honeymoon. Working closely with a personal vacation advisor, Etheridge planned to surprise Wallem at a secret location.
I’m not one for weddings, as you know, but I’m a softy for happy lesbians – what can I say? Congrats to the happy couple!