Melissa Etheridge's custody battle with ex-fiancee Tammy Lynn Michaels has turned ugly.
TMZ reported Tuesday that Etheridge filed legal documents to request more time with the couple's five-year-old twins, alleging that Michaels had accidentally burned one of the children with a cigarette. The 50-year-old singer has reportedly requested that a judge order both women to create smoke-free environments for their twins, daughter Johnnie Rose and son Miller.
Elsewhere in the docs, Etheridge allegedly claims that Michaels is against joint custody. According to TMZ, a custody hearing is set for May 22.
The news comes a day after E! Online reported that Michaels had filed a request for increased spousal and child support, claiming that the $23,000 she receives from Etheridge each month is insufficient. In the docs, the 37-year-old actress explained that she had become accustomed to a monthly budget of $128,000 during her relationship with the singer.
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