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Melissa Ethreidge’s ex, Tammy Michaels, used their 3-year-old twins as pawns in order to serve her divorce papers according to a declaration released Thursday.

“In a ploy to have me served, and mistakenly believing that by serving me I would have to dismiss my Petition, [Tammy Lynn Michaels] used our children as pawns,” Etheridge states in a declaration released Thursday in which she describes how she was presented with her ex’s petition for sole custody of their 3-year-old twins.

The Grammy and Oscar winner says Michaels told her the kids were going to meet Etheridge at her hotel. “Finally, I received a text message…stating, ‘My plans changed, sorry,’” the singer recounts.

Tammy now wants around $12,000 a month in spousal support and child support saying she gave up her “lucrative” acting career to become a stay-at-home mom. She lists her monthly expenses at $6,000 for rent, $1,500 for groceries, $800 for eating out, $50 for laundry and cleaning and $5,000 a month in clothes. Michaels claims Etheridge makes between $600,000 and $750,000 a month which is more than enough to pay her with.

If I was the judge, I’d give Tammy only enough money for the kids and tell her to go find a damn job. Boo hoo, you can no longer live your $20,000 a month lifestyle. Here’s the world’s smallest violin playing for you. The judge should tell Tammy to get her ass to Ross Dress For Less and apply for a Vons club card. Every expense she gives is ridiculous. And it’s not like it’s for the kids. You could give them an oversized box and they’d be happy.