Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney have split after three years of marriage.
“To say I’m completely devastated doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about myself and my family,” Branch said in a statement to People and TMZ. “I’ve had my rug completely knocked out from under my feet and now I have to figure out how to proceed. With children so young, I ask for privacy and kindness.”
The statement comes after the alleged “Everywhere” singer on Wednesday a since-deleted tweet that Carney cheated on her with his manager while she was “at home with our 6-month-old daughter.” (Branch gave birth to Willie Jacquet in February.)
Representatives for Branch and Carney did not immediately respond to The Times requests for comment Friday.
Branch, 39, and Carney, 42, wed in April 2019 at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. They met at a Grammy Awards party and began dating during the production of their 2017 pop-rock album Hopeless Romantic, which Carney produced, co-wrote, and co-produced.
In addition to Willie, the couple welcomed son Rhys James in August 2018. The singer also has a 17-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle, from her 11-year marriage to bassist Teddy Landau. She and Landau finalized their split in 2015.
Carney is currently on the Dropout Boogie Tour with the Black Keys. Branch recently debuted the single “I’m a Man”. She is expected to release her next album The Trouble With Fever on September 16th and will start a tour on September 15th to promote the album.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-08-12/michelle-branch-patrick-carney-split-cheating-allegation Michelle Branch, Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney split