Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney have decided to divorce after three years of marriage
Sadly, after three years of marriage, Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney (drummer for the Black Keys) have decided to separate.
“To say that I am totally devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family. The rug has been completely pulled from underneath me and now I must figure out how to move forward,” Branch, 39, said. “With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness.
While Branch was at home with their 6-month-old baby on Wednesday night, she Tweeted an accusatory remark about Carney, which she later deleted.
In April of 2019, the musicians wed in the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans. Guests included Owen Isabelle, 17, from her first marriage, and Rhys James, 4.
Their daughter, Willie Jacquet, was born in February, and the “Everywhere” singer is the proud parent.
Branch posted the message “Welcome to the world, sweet Willie girl ❤️,” Branch captioned an announcement on her Instagram account. “She’s named after Patrick’s grandmother Willie Madge and has my mother’s maiden name/my middle name. We’re so in love 🥰.”
During this time, Carney discussed fatherhood and the inspiration behind his daughter’s name with Audacy’s Megan Holiday.
“Michelle said she wasn’t sure about the name about 15 minutes before the c-section, and I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’ We didn’t know if it was a boy or girl, it was a surprise. The girl’s name was Willie, and she’s like, ‘I don’t know about that,’ ” he explained.
“When the baby was born, I looked into the baby’s eyes, and she had light blue eyes — which is weird because Michelle and our son have dark brown eyes — I was like, I think her name is Willie because my grandmother had the same eyes,” he continued. “My grandmother hated her name with a passion. I really doubled down on something here.”
Dropout Boogie, The Black Keys’ eleventh studio album, was released in May, and the band is presently touring in support of the record.
On Twitter last month, Branch announced that her debut track, “I’m a Man” off her upcoming album The Trouble With Fever has been released.
On September 16th, we may expect to hear her new album.