Melissa Etheridge, Linda Wallem: Coincidental Couple, or Calculated?

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In the same interview, Wallem said that she wrote a sitcom for Melissa Etheridge before the singer's 2004 breast cancer diagnosis. She also said she was working to get Melissa Etheridge on Broadway. (Melissa Etheridge is slated to appear in Green Day's Broadway musical, "American Idiot," from Feb. 1 to Feb. 6.)

Maybe the writing was on the wall; maybe they never meant for this to happen at all. Regardless, Wallem's ridden through potentially rocky relationships before: she and her "Nurse Jackie" writing partner, Liz Brixius, used to date.

"We were girlfriends, we broke up, but we stayed together writing and it's a perfect partnership," Wallem told AfterEllen. "It can be tricky, but we worked it out."

Perhaps she and the Etheridges can do the same.

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