It is official now! Popular singer/songwriter Michelle Branch and her husband Teddy landau have ended their marriage after eleven years. However, the separation will not head to a formal divorce proceeding and both of them agreed to make an out of court settlement.
The main reason for the sudden split has been cited by both of them on being irreconcilable differences between them and a mutual agreement to end their marriage has been cited to suit the best interest of both parties equivocally.
Although the divorce was settled of the court, it took an unusual amount of time for the entire fiasco to be completed. The proceedings which stared like it would end in a formal court ruled divorce was sidelined in settlement which lasted for about nine months to come to an agreement between both parties.
Michelle has got the rights to all of her music from the proceedings, however their eleven year old daughter “Owen Isabelle” is going to be raised through shared custody between her parents. It is believed that they have not used a lawyer also for the entire process.
On the surface of things, Michelle clearly looks like she has come of better from the divorce. Especially if what she gets to keep after the proceedings which are, musical composition, royalties etc. and Teddy is getting to keep some property, a mustang and a truck.
They have also decided not to opt for an official child support for their daughter and have decided to split the cost of the expenses between them. It has been suggested Owen will be shared between them on a weekly basis.
Michelle and her husband Teddy were married almost a decade and more ago. In the beginning of their marriage, they were known to have expressed their desire in bearing children however they sufficed themselves to only one daughter over the years.
Michelle as a professional is widely regarded as one of the best female guitarist in the world. She is also a Grammy winner and achieved this award through one of her most well-known song “The game of love”. Her other popular songs happen to be “ Everywhere” , “ All you Wanted” , “ Are You Happy Now?” , “I Want Tears” and “ Everything Comes and Goes”.
As of now, she is working on her upcoming studio album which she hopes to release by the end of this year or early next year. She has also stated that now she does not have a desire to go on a tour as she feels she has more albums to come up with which needs her to be at one place and not traveling the entire country year round.
Michelle’s net worth has been estimated to be somewhere around $15 million.