Lesbians around the nation wept (for joy) last night after People magazine broke the news that rocker Melissa Etheridge has left her wife, Tammy Lynn Michaels. A mob of hopeful women broke into an impromptu version of "Come to my window!" outside of the singer's new bachelor pad.
"Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are saddened to announce that they are now separated," Melissa's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
The former couple add in a statement: "We ask for consideration and respect for our family as we go through this difficult period."
Asked for comment, Anne Heche told Bilerico Project that she hopes Tammy "meets a nice man who can take her up to heaven in his spaceship like I did."