Michelle Branch arrested after reportedly getting back at cheating husband

Nashville, Tennessee - Pop singer Michelle Branch was arrested for domestic assault after allegedly slapping her recently estranged husband.

Singer Michelle Branch was arrested for allegedly slapping her estranged husband Patrick Carney, only hours after accusing him on Twitter of cheating.
Singer Michelle Branch was arrested for allegedly slapping her estranged husband Patrick Carney, only hours after accusing him on Twitter of cheating.  © Collage: Jason Kempin / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP & Davidson County Sheriff Department

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Branch (39) had admitted to police that she had slapped her husband Patrick Carney, drummer for the band The Black Keys, on Thursday "one to two times."

In a mugshot released by the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, the star appears to have a bruise on her face, but according to the outlet Carney appeared uninjured.

The arrest came shortly after it was revealed that the two were in the middle of a messy break-up.

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In a now deleted Tweet, Branch accused Carney of cheating on her with his manager Haley McDonald "while I was home with our 6 month old daughter."

She also said, in a statement to TMZ regarding the split, that "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. With such small children, I ask for privacy and kindness," the singer continued.

Bail for the star was set at $1,000 after she was taken into custody, but she has since been released and is back home with her daughter.

Cover photo: Collage: Jason Kempin / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP & Davidson County Sheriff Department

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