Paul Simon, along with his wife Edie Brickell, were both arrested Saturday after a domestic dispute in Connecticut. Despite the charges, the couple held hands during their court appearance.
Someone from their home had dialed 911, but hung-up without saying anything. Responding officers observed minor injuries, and both Paul and Edie were charged with disorderly conduct.
A police spokesperson said, "There was aggressiveness on both sides. They're both victims and they have children involved and we're trying to be very cautious of that."
An attorney for the couple downplayed the incident, describing it as a "slight shove." Paul told the judge that he and his wife had a "rare argument."
Both said that no protective order was needed.
Paul (72) and Edie (48) have been married for almost 22 years, and have three children together.