Michelle Branch filed for divorce from Patrick Carneya move that comes just days after cheating allegations and the singer’s arrest for domestic assault.
Branch filed divorce papers in Tennessee on Friday, obtained by TMZ, she says irreconcilable differences are the reason for the split.
Michelle and Carney, who is the drummer for The Black Keys, have two young children together. She asks for alimony and custody of the children… but to allow Patrick to have time with the children. Branch also asks Patrick to pay the legal fees.
The estranged couple is also required to complete parental court, which the judge orders in any case out of that specific court.
TMZ broke the story Michelle and Patrick split last week just hours after she tweeted accusing him of cheating. At the time, Michelle told us, “To say I’m totally devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel for myself and my family. The rug has been completely pulled from under me and now I have to figure out how With such small children, I ask for intimacy and kindness.
However, we learned shortly after the tweet cops were called to Patrick and Michelle’s home – where the singer admitted to punching her husband once or twice in the face – she was arrested for assault. She was released shortly after her arrest because she is breastfeeding their baby girl.
Michelle and Patrick had been married for just over 3 years.