Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney have agreed to droop their pending divorce case for six months to try reconciliation, a courtroom order signed Tuesday by a Tennessee decide and obtained by Rolling Stone confirms.

The courtroom order states that Branch, a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, and Carney, drummer for the Black Keys, can try to restore their marriage with out giving up any floor within the occasion the trouble fails.

“All proceedings on this case are hereby suspended with out prejudice,” the order signed by Davidson County Third Circuit Court Judge Phillip Robinson reads. “During the interval of suspension the events could take part in counseling companies to effectuate reconciliation and/or could resume residing collectively as husband and spouse and their acts and conduct in doing so shall not be decided condonation of any prior misconduct and all acts or actions by the events previous to the entry of this order shall stay and represent grounds for divorce.”

Tennessee requires sure proof to win a divorce. Spouses can cite grounds together with adultery, abandonment, or uncontested irreconcilable variations. If one get together challenges the declare of irreconcilable variations, the courtroom can not grant the divorce.

Branch, 39, and Carney, 42, married in New Orleans in 2019 after they welcomed their first youngster collectively, a son, in 2018. They welcomed their second youngster in February 2022.

They made headlines final month amid a dramatic breakdown of their relationship. Branch publicly accused Carney of dishonest in a Twitter message she later deleted. “Just discovered my husband cheated on me … whereas I used to be residence with our 6-month-old daughter,” she wrote.

Hours later, the “Everywhere” singer was arrested at around 2 a.m. on August 11

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after police had been referred to as to the couple’s residence in an upscale suburb of Nashville for an alleged home disturbance. Branch purportedly admitted she slapped Carney within the face “one or two instances” throughout an argument. A Davidson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirmed the arrest to Rolling Stone and acknowledged Branch was launched on $1,000 bail the identical day. The home assault case was later dropped.

Branch filed for divorce on Aug. 12, citing irreconcilable variations.

“To say that I’m completely devastated doesn’t even come near describing how I really feel for myself and for my household. The rug has been fully pulled from beneath me, and now I have to determine the best way to transfer ahead,” Branch stated in a press release to People. “With such babies, I ask for privateness and kindness.”

Branch’s divorce lawyer declined to remark when reached by Rolling Stone on Tuesday. Attempts to achieve Carney’s lawyer weren’t instantly profitable.

According to the reconciliation order, Carney is on the hook for any prices related to dismissal of the motion.

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