Michelle Branch congratulated Patrick Carney 2 months before the separation
No warning signs? Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney seemed to be totally in love only a few months before calling it quits.
“To say that I am totally devastated doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel for myself and for my family,” Branch, 39, said in a statement to We Weekly on Thursday, August 11, confirming the couple’s separation. “The rug has been completely pulled out from under me and now I have to figure out how to move forward.”
The “Everywhere” singer’s announcement surprised many fans as she recently shared several free social media posts about Carney, 42, whom she married in 2019.
“Park Life ❤️”, she captioned a snap from June 30 of the Black Keys drummer and their 6-month-old daughter, Willie.
Earlier that month, Branch sang the praises of Carney while celebrate father’s day. “This guy makes our world go round and we love him so much ❤️,” she wrote alongside a photo of her now-estranged spouse with their 3-year-old son, Rhys. “I’m sorry you couldn’t play golf yesterday, Patrick!” #Father’s Day 🏆.
The Arizona native also gushed about her old flame in May, sharing an image filled with PDAs of the duo at the Los Angeles Troubadour. “She fell in love with the drummer 🤩,” she captioned the black-and-white kissing photo on May 12.
Branch showed how much she adores Carney a month ago when he was celebrating his birthday. “Happy birthday, @officerpatrickcarney 🎂❤️,” she wrote alongside a screenshot of her man’s music appearing on her phone. “Even Spotify knows you’re my moody main mix.”
Carney, for her part, gave her fans an update on the couple’s life at home in February following the birth of their daughter.
“The stork arrived Feb 2 at 7:12 am and dropped off a baby girl for @michellebranch and me,” he wrote via Instagram that month, sharing a snapshot of their newest addition. “Willie Jacquet Carney 7 pounds 5 ounces and 18 FEET TALL. It is named after my grandmother Willie Madge Slate and the maiden name of Michelle’s mother, Jacquet.
Branch also shared the good news with his followers at the time, caption the same photo“Welcome to the world sweet girl Willie ❤️. …We are so in love 🥰.”
The ‘Leave the Pieces’ singer met Carney in 2015 while they were working on her hopelessly romantic album. Two years later, the Ohio native proposed on Branch’s birthday.
The duo welcomed their first child together in August 2018, son Rhys, before Willie’s arrival earlier this year. The message “Are you happy now?” the artist also shares daughter Owen, 17, with her ex-husband Teddy Landauwith whom she was married from 2004 to 2015.
Branch and Carney exchanged vows in Louisiana less than a year after giving birth to Rhys. “What a dream ✨ thank you to all of our amazing friends and family for helping us celebrate,” the bride captioned an Instagram photo of the April 2019 ceremony. “We were told we drank an unprecedented 19 liters of tequila last night. Feel the love ❤️❤️.
Prior to romancing Branch, Carney had been married twice. He separated from Denise Grollmus in 2009 after two years of marriage. He continued with Emily Wardwith whom he was married from 2012 to 2016.