Michelle Branch has filed for divorce from Patrick Carney.
Yahoo Entertainment confirmed the filing, which took place in Tennessee on Friday. 48 hours earlier, the “Breathe” singer publicly accused the Black Keys drummer, whom she married in 2019, of having an affair. He was also arrested for domestic violence.
Branch cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce, according to documents obtained by TMZ and Billboard . She is requesting custody of their two young children — Willie, 6 months, Rhys, nearly 4 — with Carney receiving “reasonable parenting time privileges.” Branch, who requested the separation and listed the separation date as August 11, is also asking. To pay child support and Carney’s legal fees.
Representatives for Branch and Carne have not commented on the divorce filing.
The musicians and collaborators tied the knot at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in April 2019 in front of friends and family, including his 17-year-old daughter Owen Isabelle (from his first marriage). The following year, Branch openly shared that she had had a miscarriage.
Their marriage exploded last Wednesday night when Branch posted and then deleted an allegation that Carney had cheated on her manager while Branch was at home with their child. Soon after, on Thursday morning, Branch was arrested and charged with domestic assault. Yahoo confirmed at the time that the branch was booked at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday and released at 11:38 a.m. the same day. According to TMZ, police were called to the couple’s home at 2 a.m. for a possible domestic disturbance. Branch allegedly told police that she had slapped her husband “once or twice” in the face. He was reportedly not injured.
Branch, who is scheduled to appear in court on November 7, announced their separation later that day.
“To say I’m completely devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel for myself and my family,” she explained. people magazine on Thursday. “The rug has been completely pulled out from under me and now I must figure out how to move forward. With such young children, I ask for privacy and kindness.”
Over the weekend, Branch thanked her fans for sticking with her. He has shared a post about his album Room of the Spirit 21 years ago and coming out with an old photo of himself.
“Oh, the things I could tell this girl,” she wrote in the caption. “I’m overwhelmed by the support.”