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Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney Welcome Baby Girl, Willie Jacquet


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Congratulations are in order for singer Michelle Branch and The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney! The couple welcomed their daughter, Willie Jacquet Carney, on February 2 in Nashville! Willie weighed 7lbs., 5oz, measuring 18.5 inches long.

Through Instagram, the singer posted a photo of the baby girl, stating, "Welcome to the world, sweet Willie girl ❤️ Willie Jacquet Carney was born on 2/2/22. She's named after Patrick's grandmother Willie Madge and has my mother's maiden name/my middle name. We're so in love 🥰."

The couple had initially shared the news last year in August, revealing that the 38-year-old Grammy winner was pregnant with their second child.

Through an Instagram post, the singer wrote, "You know you're pregnant when... Woke up to a picture my friend Sonya sent of scones she was eating in England and I immediately had to hop out of bed and make a batch myself." She joked that her husband saved the day by actually going to the store to buy her some double cream for the recipe. She added, Couldn't be more excited (and nervous! Hello, pregnancy after miscarriage anyone?!) to announce baby Carney is coming early 2022!"

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Back in 2020, the singer thanked Carney for his support after she tragically revealed that she has suffered her first miscarriage. The couple started dating in 2015,  later fell in love while working on her 2017 album Hopeless Romantic, which he produced. The couple later got married in New Orleans in 2019 and share their 2-year-old son Rhys James. Branch also has a 16-year-old daughter, Owen Isabelle, whom she shares with her ex-husband Teddy Landau.

Branch became well-known in the 2000s after releasing top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper. She went on to win a Grammy award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals with Santana for "The Game of Love."

Editors Note: This article was originally published on August 16, 2021. It was updated to announce the birth of Willie Madge.

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