Paul Simon and wife arrested and charged over alleged domestic abuse

The married couple will appear in court later today

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The Independent Online

Paul Simon and wife Edie Brickell were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Saturday night, following an alleged domestic dispute, according to New Canaan Police in Connecticut.

They are scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court today.

Police were called at 8pm on Saturday evening about an incident at the couple’s New Canaan home.

They have been married for over 20 years and have three children, Adrian, Lulu and Gabriel.

Simon, 72, first became famous as one half of Simon and Garfunkel in 1964.

His work – including the hugely successful album Graceland - has earned him a total of 12 Grammys. He headlined Hard Rock Calling in London’s Hyde Park in 2012.

Brickell, 48, was the lead singer of Eighties folk band Edie Brickell & New Bohemians. Her first single, What I Am, was listed among VH1′s 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders.

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