Michelle Branch was arrested in Nashville for domestic assault, shortly after her separation from her husband Patrick Carney, drummer for The Black Keys.

She recently took to Twitter and accused him of cheating, claiming the affair was with his manager Haley McDonald.

She was arrested in the early morning Thursday on a $1,000 bail and released early because she is breastfeeding a six-month-old daughter she just had with Carney. Police documents said that Branch slapped Carney “one to two times.”

Here’s a screenshot of Branch’s since-deleted tweet, from someone who claims to be a classmate of McDonald’s and quipped “Can’t wait for our 10 year reunion in November!”


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“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,” she told TMZ.

Branch and Carney married in 2019, they have a son and daughter together, and Branch has another daughter with her ex-husband Teddy Landau.

Branch burst onto the pop/rock scene in the early 2000s with her first two albums The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper in 2000 and 2003.

She wouldn’t release another full-length project until 14 years later with the album Hopeless Romantic, though she had been promoting a project West Coast Time for years before it ended up being unreleased.


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