Michelle branch “Absolutely broken down” after separation from husband Patrick Carney
After three years of marriage, Michelle Branch and husband Patrick Carney decided to go their separate ways.
The singer confirmed the news in a statement with TMZ on Thursday, wrote, “To say I am utterly devastated is not even able to express how I feel for myself and my family.” She added, “The rug was completely pulled from underneath me and now I have to figure out how to move forward. With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness.” This comes after both TMZ and People reported that Branch accused the Black Keys member of cheating on her while she was at home with their six-month-old baby in a deleted tweet Wednesday night. The former couple has two children, a four-year-old son, Rhys James, and a daughter named Willie who was born earlier this year. Branch also has a 17-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle, with her ex-husband, Teddy Landau.
After this announcement, Page six reported that Branch was arrested Thursday morning for domestic violence against her estranged husband. Police were called to the home of the estranged Nashville couple because of a possible disturbance in the home. According to Page Six, while there, court documents show, she admitted to slapping Carney “one or two times,” and she was arrested and fined. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to the agency that the singer was released late Thursday after posting a $1,000 bail. Her hearing to face domestic assault/provocation charges was scheduled for November 7. A representative for Branch did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Branch and Carney first met at a Grammys party in 2015, and later that year she complete Her divorce from Landau after 11 years of marriage. Two years after that first meeting, the couple engagement. Based on Page sixAs they were planning their wedding, Branch discovered that she was pregnant with their first child born in April 2018. “Patrick and I are in love with our son Rhys James Carney “, the “Everywhere” singer shared on Instagram at that time. A year later, the couple married at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans.
In December 2020, Branch revealed about her dream of expanding a family with Carney and having suffered a miscarriage. She writes on social media during the holidays, “I went through my first miscarriage (ugh! Fuck!) But alas, between crying and binge-eating Christmas cookies, I decided to put on lipstick and dress. We drank champagne all day. Make a great meal and sing Christmas songs by the roaring fire. 5 more days until 2021. I’m hobbling to the finish line.”
And just last month, Branch also wrote a social media post praising Carney on Father’s Day. “This guy makes our world go round and we love him so,” Written along with a photo of her now estranged husband with their son, adding, “I’m sorry you didn’t come to golf yesterday, Patrick!”
A representative for Carney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.