Turns out Melissa Etheridge will have to keep Tammy Lynn Michaels in the lifestyle to which she's become accustomed.
After a contentious two-year battle over support payments, the singer has settled, agreeing to pay her ex-wife more than the $23,000 a month she was previously receiving, reports TMZ.
No specifics on the financial agreement were revealed, although the former flames will share custody of their 5-year-old twins.
Michaels claimed she was struggling to support herself and the kids on the monthly $23,000 check she was getting for spousal and child support. In her court papers, she claimed Etheridge was pulling down about $177,882.00 a month.
Tammy has written extensively about their bitter split on her poetry-packed, soul-baring blog, although she's been silent since April 15, presumably in hopes of hammering out a deal.
Her last entry seemingly serves a metaphor for their money squabble, detailing how she's been smeared "as a mother and a person," and noting how she has to pay "doctors, dentists, groceries, gas, clothing an adult and 2 growing kids, school stuff, utilities, misc. bills, a babysitter if needed" out of her "allowance."