Singer-songwriter Michelle Branch and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney have stayed their divorce proceedings for six months “to facilitate a reconciliation”.
As reported by persons, the couple filed documents to be signed by a judge in Tennessee today (September 13). They state that Branch and Carney “are seeking a stay of divorce proceedings in this case in order to bring about a reconciliation.”
The suspension lasts six months, after which it will be decided whether the divorce will continue. The documents also state: “The parties may participate in counseling services to bring about reconciliation and/or resume living together as husband and wife, and their actions and conduct therein must not be construed as condoning any prior wrongdoing and any actions or actions are determined the parties prior to the entry into force of this order remain in existence and constitute a ground for divorce.”
Branch first announced her split from Carney on August 12 after three years of marriage. She said in a statement: “To say I’m completely devastated doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about myself and about my family. The ground was completely pulled out from under my feet and now I have to think about how to proceed. With children so young, I ask for privacy and kindness.”
Later that same day, she was arrested for domestic assault after allegedly hitting Carney. These allegations were later dismissed.
In a later-deleted social media post, Branch claimed Carney committed adultery while she was “at home with our six-month-old baby.”
Branch and Carney were married in 2019 and have two children together.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/michelle-branch-patrick-carney-suspend-divorce-b2166675.html Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney sit out divorce proceedings to facilitate reconciliation.