In a shocking turn of events, Michelle Branch has been arrested by Nashville Police on charges of domestic assault against her estranged husband, Patrick Carney. Michelle has been accused of slapping the Black Keys drummer twice on his face.
The news came shortly after the Grammy award-winning singer announced her separation from Carney. Read on to know the complete details of the incident.
Michelle Branch Arrested in Nashville
As per reports, the incident took place on Thursday around 2 am. Police were called to the couple’s home for a possible domestic disturbance. As per official court documents, Michelle admitted that she slapped Patrick in the face ‘one to two times.’
Michelle was taken into custody, although Patrick did not have any visible injuries on his face. The 39 year old singer’s bail amount was set at $1000. She has been released early from custody since she is breastfeeding the couple’s 6 month old daughter.
Michelle and Patrick have Separated after Three Years of Marriage
On August 11, news broke that the two musicians have decided to split after three years of marriage. Announcing the separation, Michelle said in a statement, “To say that I am totally devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family.”
“The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must figure out how to move forward. With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness,” she added.
Before announcing the news, the All You Wanted singer tweeted a note accusing Carney of cheating on her while she was home with their 6-month-old daughter. However, she deleted the tweet soon after.
The Couple Started Dating in 2015
Michelle and Patrick met at a party in 2015 and hit it off instantly. The drummer proposed to Michelle in 2017 and the two welcomed their son Rhys in 2018. They tied the knot in April 2019 at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans.
In February this year, the couple welcomed their second child, daughter Willie Jacquet. At the time, Carney had talked about parenthood and the story behind his daughter’s name. He had said, “Michelle said she wasn’t sure about the name about 15 minutes before the c-section, and I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’ We didn’t know if it was a boy or girl, it was a surprise. The girl’s name was Willie, and she’s like, ‘I don’t know about that.’”
He continued, “When the baby was born, I looked into the baby’s eyes, and she had light blue eyes — which is weird because Michelle and our son have dark brown eyes — I was like, I think her name is Willie because my grandmother had the same eyes. My grandmother hated her name with a passion. I really doubled down on something here.”
Michelle also has a 17 year old daughter, Owen Isabelle, from her first marriage with singer Teddy Landau. The couple got married in 2004 but divorced in 2015. Michelle is currently awaiting the release of her fourth studio album, The Trouble with Fever, which is scheduled to be dropped on September 16.
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