Michelle Branch Wiki
Michelle Branch Biography
Who is Michelle Branch ?
Singer Michelle Branch was arrested for domestic abuse on August 11 after she allegedly slapped her husband Patrick Carney, following news that the couple had split.
Branch, 39, was arrested around 3 a.m. Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, after police received a call of a possible domestic disturbance, the Nashville Metropolitan Police .
The 39-year-old admitted to slapping the Black Keys drummer about twice in the face before police arrived. She was held on $1,000 bond and later released because she was nursing her six-month-old daughter, Willie Paquet Carney.
In her mugshot, Branch can be seen with a red birthmark under her eye. The singer shared in 2017 that her birthmark can also be seen on her lip. Depending on how she feels about it, she determines if she wants to cover it up or not, the singer said in an Instagram post.
No visible injuries were seen on Carney, 42, according to TMZ.
Branch was 18 when her music career took off. She quickly rose to prominence when she released her debut album The Spirit Room in August 2001, which included her early hits Everywhere, All You Wanted and Goodbye to You.
Carney joined Branch’s success when she produced her 2017 album Hopeless Romantic and they began dating her as they put the album together.
Arrested and Charged
Branch, 39, was arrested around 3 a.m. Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, after police received a call of a possible domestic disturbance.
Branch will appear in court on November 7 for her domestic assault charges.
The arrest comes after the couple announced their separation after three years of marriage.
Branch previously said he had the rug “completely ripped out from under” her in a statement announcing her split from Carney, obtained by People.
Saying that I am totally devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel about myself and my family. The rug has been completely ripped out from under me and now I must figure out how to move on,” she said in her statement. “With children this young, I ask for privacy and kindness.”
Michelle met Patrick, music producer and drummer for The Black Keys, during a Grammy party in 2015. Shortly after, the duo began dating before welcoming a son in August 2018, Rhys James.
The two married in April 2019 and welcomed their second child in February 2022 after suffering a miscarriage in 2020.
Carney, Michelle was married to bassist Teddy Landau
Before her relationship with Carney, Michelle was married to bassist Teddy Landau. They share a 17-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle Landau.
Landau was a bass player in Branch’s band before the two married in 2004.
The singer separated from Landau in 2014 and the divorce was finalized in 2015, the same year she met Carney at a Grammy party.
After releasing Spirit Room in 2001, which included his hits Everywhere, All You Wanted, and Goodbye to You, Branch continued to push his career forward.
He also released Hotel Paper in 2003 and the country album Stand Still, Look Pretty as part of the duo The Wreckers with Jessica Harp.
Branch also released 2010’s Everything Comes and Goes EP and 2017’s Hopeless Romantic album.
Her next album, The Trouble With Fever, will be released on September 16, 2022.
Michelle has received Grammy recognition for her work over the years.
She won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Collaboration for her 2003 song with Santana, The Game Of Love. In total, Michelle has received four Grammy nominations, including her win for The Game Of Love.
Michelle Branch Quick and Facts
- Singer Michelle Branch, 39, was arrested in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday for allegedly slapping her husband Patrick Carney
- Branch was arrested around 3 am after police received a call of a potential domestic disturbance
- The singer was held on $1,000 bail but was later released after being processed by police around 4 am
- The news comes after Branch announced her split from the Black Keys drummer after three years of marriage