After six months, the couple can “discuss whether to reopen the divorce case or dismiss the same.” The decision to pause their separation comes just a month after Branch filed for divorce from the drummer, citing irreconcilable differences. Before that, Branch claimed in a since-deleted tweet that the drummer had committed adultery and was later arrested for domestic violence. The charges were decreased on 24 August.
“I certainly shouldn’t have taken to Twitter to say anything. Here I’m saying, ‘Please respect our privacy,’ but I’m the one who said that to the world,” Branch said. People of the couple’s current situation, just days before the news of the divorce suspension. “I have to respect that I’m not the only person involved in this. We have very young children. I promised Patrick I won’t talk about it publicly.”
“I’m still living it right now,” she admitted to the publication, “and it’s still changing by the hour.”
The musicians tied the knot in April 2019 in New Orleans. They share two young children, a 4-year-old son and a 6-month-old daughter. Branch is also the mother of 17-year-old Owen from her previous marriage to bassist Teddy Landau, from whom she separated in 2014. Carney was previously married to Denise Grollmus and Emily Ward, although he has no children from those marriages.