Singer Michelle Branch was arrested for domestic assault Thursday night after she allegedly slapped her estranged husband, Patrick Carney, because she says he cheated on her. In a since-deleted tweet posted early Thursday morning, Branch wrote, “Just found out my husband cheated on me … while I was home with our 6-month-old daughter.” About a half-hour later at 2 a.m., police were called to their Nashville home for a potential domestic disturbance.
While there, Branch told police she slapped the Black Keys member in the face “one to two times.” She was taken into custody and released on $1,000 bail the same day. By Thursday evening, Branch announced she was leaving Carney.
The couple have been married for three years and share two children. “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,” Branch said in a statement.