Michelle Branch, Patrick Carney in therapy after call off divorce

Michelle Branch and her husband, Patrick Carney, go to couples counseling in an effort to make their marriage work after claims of infidelity and domestic violence.

“My husband and I recently started therapy and I wish we had started it six months ago. I wish we’d gotten help sooner and talked to someone,” the 39-year-old singer told Tamron Hall in a clip from Thursday’s episode of “The Tamron Hall Show,” obtained by People.

She explained that “it made such a huge difference in such a short time,” before addressing other couples who might also be having marital problems.

“If anyone’s watching … this is your sign,” she said. “If you’ve thought about it, go talk to someone.”

Branch’s revelation comes just a day after court documents obtained by Vidak For Congress show that she and Carney called off their divorce and filed a reconciliation order.

Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney
The couple called off their divorce earlier this week.

Though the pair have vowed to make it work, the Black Keys drummer, 42, had previously accused the singer of domestic violence after announcing their divorce.

Branch recounted the night she was arrested for beating her husband and pondered the ramifications that followed — even after the case was dropped.

“It has helped us enormously. The night … what happened is such a shame. It was the worst night of my life,” she told Hall. “And then to get it out into the world while I’m about to put out a record has been a lot, but all I can do is just be honest about what I’m going through and what’s going on. I’m not the first to experience this.”

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Branch was arrested in August for domestic violence.

Branch also took full responsibility for her actions, saying, “They are not accusations! Violence… I don’t condone violence. I hit my husband. Not the best moment of my life.”

Just two days before her arrest, Branch had accused Carney of cheating on her while he was on tour and she was at home with their son Rhys James, 4, and 7-month-old daughter, Willie.

Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney
The couple shares two children.
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While Branch didn’t address the allegations of infidelity, she did say she hopes they can put the whole thing behind them.

“Maybe this will give us the tools to have a stronger marriage than we’ve ever had.” We roll up our sleeves and do the work, that never sounds fun, but we do it.”

The pair first met at a Grammy party in 2015 and got engaged two years later before officially getting married in 2019.

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