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Sept. 15 (UPI) — Michelle Branch and her husband, Patrick Carney, come in therapy after calling off their divorce.
Branch, 39, gave an update on her behalf marriage to Carney, 42, during Wednesday’s episode of The Tamron Hall Show following her arrest for domestic assault and her subsequent split and reconciliation with Carney.
“We started therapy recently, and I wish that people had started it half a year ago. I wish we’d gotten help and talked to someone sooner. It’s made this type of huge difference in that short timeframe,” the singer told host Tamron Hall. “It’s helped us immensely.”
Branch was arrested for domestic assault in August, just hours before she announced her separation from Carney, a drummer for the rock duo The Black Keys. Court papers showed that Branch slapped Carney in the facial skin, which Branch confirmed Wednesday.
“They’re not allegations,” the singer said. “I don’t condone violence. I slapped my hubby. Not the best possible moment of my entire life.”
Branch, who gave birth to the couple’s second child together, daughter Willie, in February, said “sleep stress, life stress, marriage stress, work stress” played into her altercation with Carney that night. She also expressed regret over tweeting allegations that Carney had cheated.
“Here I’m, I’m only seven months post-partum from expecting … And also, we’d been out at a party that night, I’d had several drinks. It’s like all of the blocks were stacked in a manner that I didn’t have time and energy to consider really what I was doing,” Branch said.
“It had been among those things were I was like, ‘Is this really happening? Did this actually just happen?'” she added. “And you’re realizing instantly, like, ‘Oh, I probably shouldn’t have tweeted that. Oh, I definitely shouldn’t have let my anger obtain the best of me.'”
Branch said it’s “unfortunate that it took this horrible, traumatic event” on her behalf and Carney to handle the issues within their marriage but expressed expect the near future.
“How exactly we were going was unsustainable, so maybe this can give us the various tools to possess a stronger marriage than we’ve ever endured,” she said.
Branch and Carney married in April 2019 and also have two children, daughter Willie and son Rhys James, 3. Branch also offers a 17-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle, with her ex-husband, Teddy Landau.