What a Happy Birthday and happy engagement!
Michelle Branch announced on Monday that she’s engaged to Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney. The proposal happened on her 34th birthday.
“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 captioned a photo of her Art Deco engagement ring and her birthday cake.
The couple met in February 2015 at a Grammys party in Los Angeles. They soon began writing and recording together — they coproduced Hopeless Romantic — and fell in love along the way.
The same year they met, Branch weathered a public divorce from her bassist ex-husband Teddy Landau, the father of her 11-year-old daughter Owen. Carney, 37, was previously married to Emily Ward and Denise Grollmus.
In April, Branch told PEOPLE her relationship with Carney and their family dynamic was a lot “like Modern Family.” She and daughter Owen moved in with Carney in Nashville.
“I’d never had someone who was that supportive. He’s an amazing, amazing human,” Branch said of her now-fiancé. “We both just jumped in with both feet.”