Musical artist Michelle Branch was arrested for domestic assault Thursday morning at her Tennessee home after allegedly slapping her estranged husband Patrick Carney.
Nashville police were dispatched to the couples’ residence at 2 a.m. for a possible domestic disturbance, according to TMZ. Branch allegedly admitted to police that she had slapped Carney in the face “one or two times” after she reportedly discovered that he had cheated on her, according to TMZ.
Police took Branch into custody and her bail at $1,000, though she was released from custody to take care of the couple’s 6-month-old child, the outlet reported.
Michelle Branch was arrested for allegedly slapping her estranged husband, Patrick Carney, in the face … this in the wake of her claim he cheated on her. https://t.co/BAvsOeym5v
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 12, 2022
“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 said, according to TMZ.
Michelle was previously married to Teddy Landau from 2004 to 2015, and has been married to Carney since 2019, TMZ reported. There is no word on upcoming court dates for the domestic assault charge.