Report: Michelle Branch + Patrick Carney Pause Divorce File, Attempt Reconciliation

Musicians Michelle department and Patrick Carney seems to be giving their marriage another shot after Branch filed for divorce from The black keys drummer last month.

News of their split was originally revealed in August when Branch initially tweeted about and then deleted her post about Carney’s alleged infidelity. She then issued a statement which read: “To say I’m 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 me and now I have to find out how to move forward. With such young children, I ask for privacy and kindness.”

Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance at the home the couple shared, with Branch initially is arrested for assault on Carney. On Aug. 25, the prosecution decided not to proceed with criminal charges against Branch, although no reason was given for the dismissal of the case.

Now a report comes from TMZ that the couple is trying to give their marriage another chance, with Branch backing the divorce filing. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the couple has decided to delay the divorce proceedings for at least six months, after which they will decide whether to dismiss the divorce or move forward with their split.

The documents state that during their reconciliation efforts, the couple may resume cohabitation while attending marriage counseling.

Carney and Branch originally married in New Orleans in 2019. Earlier this year, Branch gave birth to the couple’s second child, a daughter named Willie Jacquet Carney. They are also parents to son Rhys, and Branch also has a teenage daughter from his first marriage.

The Black Keys released their Dropout Boogie album back in May and has been touring in support of the record. Branch, meanwhile, recently released the single “I’m a Man” from her upcoming album, Problems with feverwhich must be delivered on Sept. 16. The number and the album was co-produced by Branch and Carney and is available for pre-order here. So is she scheduled for tour in September.

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