Michelle Branch arrested in Nashville for alleged domestic assault
Michelle Branch was arrested in Nashville on August 11 for domestic assault, hours after revealing that she and Black Keys husband Patrick Carney were separating after three years of marriage. Branch allegedly slapped her husband “once or twice” and was taken into custody, but paid his $1,000 bond.
Married in 2019, Branch and Carney had two children together, son Rhys, born August 2018, and daughter Willie, born February 2021, and lived in Nashville.
“To say I’m totally devastated doesn’t even describe how I feel for myself and my family,” Branch said shortly after revealing their breakup. “The rug has been completely pulled out from under me and now I have to figure out how to move on. With such young children, I ask for privacy and kindness.
Prior to the arrest, Branch allegedly tweeted that her husband was unfaithful; the tweet has since been deleted.
Branch set to release fourth studio album The fever problem on September 16, which was produced by Carney, with a fall run to follow.
The Black Keys are currently on tour in support of their 11th album abandonment boogie.
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