Singers-songwriters Paul Simon and Edie Brickell had to explain themselves to a Connecticut judge Monday afternoon after they were arrested Saturday on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
Simon, 72, said that he'd gotten into a rare argument with his wife of nearly 22 years, according to the Associated Press, which said the couple held hands while they were in court.
He and Brickell, 48, each told the judge they did not consider the other a threat. No protective order was imposed, and the two both returned home after the hearing.
"We're fine, we love each other, we're fine, we had an argument, it's over," Simon told reporters on his way out of the courthouse.
Authorities had shown up Saturday evening at their New Canaan, Conn., home after someone at the residence called 911 and hung up, police chief Leon Krolikowski said at a press conference Monday. After finding minor injuries, officers decided that domestic violence had gone down, he said. Both adults were issued misdemeanor disorderly conduct summonses at the time, and one agreed to go into a separate room after the incident.
Before the hearing, the couple's attorney characterized the incident as minor.