Melissa Etheridge Jumps Back In The Dating Pool

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Melissa Etheridge

It seems as though Melissa Etheridge is ready to start dating again, six months after announcing her split from longtime love Tammy Lynn Michaels.

“You gotta be fearless about these things,” she told PEOPLE at Hard Rock’s Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness program launch this week.

The rocker, 49, has been choosing to focus on love instead of fear to get through the past year. “There is no fear when you choose love,” she explained. “The more you choose love, the more love is in your life. It gets easier and easier.”

Etheridge currently has joint custody of her two youngest children with Michaels, and claims it isn’t easy being a single parent.

“I have four kids,” Etheridge said. “It’s hard because, of course, it’s easier with two [parents], but you’re a mom and you do what you do.”

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