Michelle Branch Arrested for Domestic Assault, Announces Split from the Black Keys' Patrick Carney

She accused her husband of cheating on her in a since-deleted post

BY Allie GregoryPublished Aug 12, 2022

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the arrest of pop singer Michelle Branch following an incident of domestic assault on Thursday (August 11) [via PEOPLE].

The assault took place after she announced her split from the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, whom she reportedly slapped in the face "one to two times," according to documents obtained by TMZ. Branch was released on $1,000 USD bond, and is due in court on November 7.

Prior to her arrest, Branch explained that she was "devastated" by the split, which comes just three years after the pair were married. In a since-deleted tweet, she accused Carney of cheating on her with his manager. The former couple have two children, Rhys and Willie.

"To say that I am totally devastated doesn't even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family," Branch said in a statement provided to TMZ. "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."

Carney has yet to speak publicly about the incident.

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