Singer Paul Simon and his wife, folk singer Edie Brickell, have both been charged with disorderly conduct following an alleged domestic violence incident at their home.
Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48, were charged in New Canaan, Connecticut on Saturday night at approximately 8.20pm.
New Canaan Police responded to Paul Simon and Edie Brickell’s house after a 911-hangup call.
A brief press release from New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski states, “On Saturday, April 26, 2014, at approximately 8:20 pm, New Canaan officers responded to a location in New Canaan to investigate a Family Dispute.”
Another officer adds that it was “your typical dispute. Some yelling and screaming and pushing. If it wasn’t the name, it wouldn’t be this kind of deal.”
The veteran folk singer married his third wife Edie in 1992. They have been married for 20 years and have three children together, Adrian, Lulu, and Gabriel.
Simon and Brickell were released on a Promise to Appear in Norwalk Superior Court today.
Paul Simon is one half of the legendary folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. He has won 12 Grammys for his songs including Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland.
In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as part of Simon And Garfunkel.
Edie Brickell, 48, is known is her own right as a folk singer. Her 1988 album Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, the debut album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, went to No. 4 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Simon has been married three times, first to Peggy Harper in 1969. They had a son, Harper Simon, in 1972 and divorced in 1975. He went on to marry actress and writer Carrie Fisher in 1983. The couple’s marriage ended the following year but they got back together after their divorce before splitting up several years later.
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