Michelle Branch Announces Split From Patrick Carney, Says She’s ‘Totally Devastated’

"The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me," the "Everywhere" singer told People magazine.
Carney and Branch visit SiriusXM Studio on Oct. 6, 2016 in New York City.
Carney and Branch visit SiriusXM Studio on Oct. 6, 2016 in New York City.
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Musician Michelle Branch is beyond “totally devastated” that she and husband Patrick Carney, the drummer for The Black Keys, are splitting.

“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, who was the first to report the news.

“The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must figure out how to move forward,” she said. “With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness.”

The “Everywhere” singer and Carney tied the knot in 2019, and have two children together: 4-year-old Rhys James Carney and 6-month-old Willie Jacquet Carney.

People magazine reported that Branch posted a message to Twitter accusing Carney of cheating on her. She has since deleted the posts.

HuffPost has reached out to representatives for both musicians.

Shortly after news came out about the split, Branch was booked and charged with domestic assault for slapping Carney on Thursday morning, according to documents reviewed by HuffPost and confirmed by Nashville police. She was released on a $1,000 bail.

Things seemed better between the couple just seven weeks ago, when the “Goodbye to You” singer posted a sweet message to Carney on Father’s Day.

“This guy makes our world go around and we love him so,” she wrote on June 20, alongside a photo of the rocker holding their son.

Carney was previously married to Denise Grollmus and Emily Ward, while Branch was married once before, to her former bassist, Teddy Landau. The two share a 17-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle Landau.

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