Melissa Etheridge marries fiancée Linda Wallem

Melissa Etheridge married her fiancée Linda Wallem in a ceremony in Montecito, California yesterday (May 31). The couple began dating in 2010, and became engaged shortly after the US Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act - which allowed any US state to refuse to recognise same-sex marriages -  "unconstitutional" in June 2013. Etheridge is a rock singer-songwriter and LGBT activist, and has won two Grammy Awards and an Oscar during her 25-year-long career. Wallem is best known for being the co-creator of hit Showtime series Nurse Jackie. In a post on Twitter yesterday, Etheridge shared her excitement with her followers: Melissa Guests at the wedding ceremony included Etheridge's four children, plus celebrities including Jane Lynch, Chelsea Handler, Rosie O’Donnell, Peter Facinelli and Sia, the Daily Mail reports. Matt Bomer reveals he has been married for three years Designer Tom Ford marries long-term partner Richard Buckley