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01/18/2011 07:08 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Melissa Etheridge's New Girlfriend Is Linda Wallem

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.

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