Michelle Branch was arrested for domestic violence, Nashville police confirmed Variety. The arrest came after the announcement that Branch was divorcing her husband, three-year-old drummer Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. TMZ first reported the arrest, adding that court documents showed that Branch had punched Carney “once or twice” in the face. Branch’s bail was set at $1,000.
Branch and Carney married in 2019. Branch said in a statement to TMZ while announcing the split: “To say I am absolutely devastated is not even close to how I feel for myself and for my family. The rug has been pulled completely out from under me and now I have to figure out how to proceed. With such small children, I ask for privacy and friendliness.”