Melissa Etheridge writes Brangelina divorce song

Melissa Etheridge has written a Brangelina divorce song. Photo / YouTube
Melissa Etheridge has written a Brangelina divorce song. Photo / YouTube

Melissa Etheridge has waded further into the Brangelina divorce, writing and performing a song about the split.

Etheridge, 55, defended her former friend Brad Pitt this week saying she is not supportive of the way Angelina Jolie handled the divorce news.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception as costumes and props from Disney's Maleficent are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Photo / Getty
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception as costumes and props from Disney's Maleficent are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Photo / Getty

"It breaks my heart that anyone would take something as personal as your marriage and your relationship and your rights to your children and do it as purposefully as I see it's being done, because there's a way to be," she said.

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"I've gone through family courts. I've been twice around this block, and I know it really well, and I know when there's some forethought to just how mean and just how you're going to put disinformation out there first."

Melissa Etheridge's Brangelina song:

Now, Etheridge has told Andy Cohen that she was contacted by Jolie's 'fixer' after the comments.

While she refused to say if Jolie's rep asked her to shut up she did write a song which she performed on Cohen's Watch What Happens Live, called the Fixer Blues.

"There are people whose job it is to kind of fix things for celebrities," she said. "I haven't spoken to Brad in forever. But every time I say something it gets turned around and twisted and all of a sudden I'm saying something about [her]"

"So I thought I would do what I do best, and I wrote a song about it today," she said.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of Rock Star at the Mann Village Theater in Los Angeles. Photo / Getty
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston at the premiere of Rock Star at the Mann Village Theater in Los Angeles. Photo / Getty

Etheridge, who performed at Pitt's first wedding to Jennifer Aniston, sang that her plan was never to scandalise the split.

"Well, I know broken hearts, a thing or two about divorce, I've been there before once, OK twice. And I have not seen my friend in over 10 years and I swear I have never, ever, ever, ever, ever met his wife," she sang.

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels during The 13th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Photo / Getty
Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels during The 13th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Photo / Getty

"So the moral of this story is divorce is a b**** and nobody wins. Let's not do unto others and please forgive us our sins, life is too hard anyway. So when you chatting with Andy, you better watch what you say."

Etheridge and her ex, Tammy Lynn Michaels, had a bitter and public custody battle in 2010.

Melissa Etheridge and girlfriend Julie Cypher during 15th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 2000. Photo / Getty
Melissa Etheridge and girlfriend Julie Cypher during 15th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 2000. Photo / Getty

Her first partner, Julie Cypher, met Etheridge while married to La Bamba actor Lou Diamond Phillips. Etheridge and Cypher were together for 10 years and had two children together.

However Cypher again started questioning her sexuality and has since been with Matthew Hale since 2004.

Billy Bob Thornton and Laura Dern attending movie screening of The Apostle at the Grand Havana Room. Photo / Getty
Billy Bob Thornton and Laura Dern attending movie screening of The Apostle at the Grand Havana Room. Photo / Getty

The singer also revealed this week that she helped Laura Dern retrieve things from the home she shared with Billy Bob Thronton when the actor left her to be with Jolie.

"I was around when Angelina was not doing nice things with Billy Bob to Laura Dern. I went through that on a personal level, and then to know the side of Jennifer and Brad," she said.

"I helped Laura move out of her house with Billy Bob - I like broke into their home to get their stuff out because it was so nasty."


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