Michelle Branch information for divorce from Patrick Carney after arrest and embezzlement allegations
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Michelle Branch has officially filed for divorce from her husband of three years, Patrick Carney. According to multiple reports, Branch filed paperwork on Friday in Davidson County, Tennessee, a day after she announced her split from the Black Keys’ drummer.
The couple’s divorce follows Thursday’s arrest of Branch, which saw the 39-year-old singer in custody for domestic assault through abusive/provocative conduct.
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Police were called to Branch and Carney’s home around 2 a.m. Thursday about a possible domestic disturbance, according to documents obtained by TMZ. According to the documents, Branch admitted to punching Carney in the face “once or twice,” though the 42-year-old Black Keys musician had no visible injuries.
According to the outlet, Branch was taken into custody and her bail was set at $1,000, but was released early because she is currently breastfeeding her and Carney’s 6-month-old daughter, Willie. The couple also share a son, Rhys, who turns four later this month. Branch is also the mother of a 17-year-old daughter, Owen, from her first marriage to Teddy Landau.
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The couple’s split and Branch’s arrest follow allegations of cheating. In a quickly deleted tweet published on Wednesday, Branch accused Carney of cheating on her over the past few months while she stayed at home to care for her baby daughter.
In a statement she shared with ET on Friday, Branch said she was completely “devastated” for both herself and her family.
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“To say I’m absolutely devastated doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about myself and about my family,” shared the “Everywhere” singer. “I’ve had my rug completely knocked out from under my feet and now I have to figure out how to proceed. With children so young, I ask for privacy and kindness.”
Branch and Carney began dating in 2015 after meeting at a GRAMMY party in Los Angeles. The two got engaged in July 2017 and married in April 2019 at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans.
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