Michelle Branch Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Fiance Patrick Carney

Michelle Branch Pregnant
Patrick Carney and Michelle Branch visit SiriusXM Studio on October 6, 2016 in New York City.  Monica Schipper/Getty Images

Michelle Branch is pregnant! The singer is expecting her first child with fiancé Patrick Carney.

Branch, who shares 12-year-old daughter Owen with ex-husband Teddy Landau, announced the news on Thursday, February 8, via Instagram.   

“Well, we were just about to send out Save The Dates for our wedding in May when we got this little surprise ,” the “Goodbye to You” crooner, 34, wrote. “Baby Carney is happening this summer and Patrick and I couldn’t be more excited! xx @officerpatrickcarney.”

The Grammy winner and The Black Keys drummer, 37, started dating in 2015. The pair, who fell in love while working on Branch’s album, Hopeless Romantic, announced their engagement in July 2017.

“Thank you for all the birthday love and wishes. Last night, right before I blew out my candles, @officerpatrickcarney asked me to marry him and then I had nothing left to wish for ✨❤ 34 might be the best year yet,” Branch wrote at the time, sharing a photo of her engagement ring on Instagram.

Prior to that, Branch opened up about working with Carney during an interview with Billboard in March 2017.

“This record wouldn’t have seen the light of day had he not been involved,” the singer-songwriter said at the time. “That’s why it was important for him to be up there — when we were making it, it felt like it was us against the world.”

“Pat has said, ‘I ­remember seeing you on MTV in the early 2000s and ­thinking you were really cute,’” she continued. “It’s like, why couldn’t we have just met each other in our twenties? We would have saved so much heartache! He said that we probably would have f—ed it up. And yeah, we ­probably would have.”

After separating in 2014, Branch filed for divorce from Landau — her former bass player — after 11 years of marriage in February 2015.

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