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Sun. Sep 25th, 2022
Melissa Etheridge, who had a long relationship with Julie Cypher after Cypher left Lou Diamond Phillips; Diana Mitford of the Mitford Sisters, who eventually married Oswald Mosely of the British Union of Fascists

Melissa Etheridge by Angela George, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons; Diana Mitford, from the National Portrait Gallery, London; Public Domain

S14E3: I’m The Only One | Melissa Etheridge, Julie Cypher, and Lou Diamond Phillips & Diana Mitford, Lady Mosley

This week, Stacie has a ‘good divorce,’ one where everyone seems to have accepted the situation and stayed friendly and supportive of each other. Unfortunately for actor Lou Diamond Phillips, who by all accounts was very gracious through it all, his first divorce continues to be described in the press as “when his wife, Julie Cypher, left him for Melissa Etheridge.” Then, Alicia dips into one of the 20th century’s most fascinating sets of siblings, the Mitford Sisters. Diana Mitford married well, but restlessness led her to an affair with British Fascist leader Oswald Mosley, as well as a long-running flirtation with fascism itself.

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Stacie’s Receipts

Melissa Etheridege: The Only One, by Chris Nickson (amazon.com)

Melissa Etheridge’s Secret (rollingstone.com via archive.org)

ETHERIDGE, CYPHERHAVE CALLED IT QUITS – Orlando Sentinel (orlandosentinel.com)

‘We’re A Family And We Have Rights’ (newsweek.com)

Los Lobos: ‘La Bamba gave us an identity crisis’ | Music | The Guardian (theguardian.com)

Phillips’ divorce from second wife finalized (hollywoodreporter.com)

A Pop Singer’s Search for Domestic Harmony (latimes.com via archive.org)

 

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