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Michelle Branch arrested amid split from husband Patrick Carney

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Michelle Branch confirmed her separation from her husband, Patrick Carney, after accusing the Black Keys drummer of cheating. File Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/86523d62a3c72bbff238b08a8944474e/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Michelle Branch confirmed her separation from her husband, Patrick Carney, after accusing the Black Keys drummer of cheating. File Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Michelle Branch was arrested this week amid her split from her husband, Patrick Carney.

Us Weekly reported that Branch, 39, was arrested for domestic assault early Thursday morning, just hours before she announced her separation from Carney, a drummer for the rock duo The Black Keys.

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TMZ said police responded to a possible domestic disturbance at Branch and Carney's Nashville, Tenn., home at around 2 a.m. on Thursday. Branch had reportedly slapped Carney in the face "one to two times," according to court documents.

Carney did not have any visible injuries and Branch was taken into custody. Her bail was set at $1,000.

Page Six said Branch was released from custody Thursday after posting bail. She was originally to be held for 12 hours but was released early due to her breastfeeding her 6-month-old daughter with Carney.

News of Branch's arrest comes after the singer confirmed her separation from Carney after three years of marriage.

"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 said in a statement. "With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness."

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Branch and Carney married in April 2019 and have two children together, son Rhys James, 3, and daughter Willie Jacquet, 6 months. Branch also has a 17-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle, with her ex-husband, Teddy Landau.

E! News said Branch accused Carney of cheating while she was "home with our 6 month old daughter" in a since-deleted tweet Wednesday.

Branch will release her fourth studio album, The Trouble with Fever, in September. The album features the single "I'm a Man," released in July.

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