Bruce Springsteen named as the other man in couple’s divorce filing

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Bruce Springsteen has been named in a New Jersey couple’s divorce filing as “the other man.” Businessman Arthur Kelly, a resident of Monmouth Country, New Jersey, claims that his wife Anna committed adultery with Bruce Springsteen.

One of Star Magazine’s sources claims that Bruce and Anna are “just friends” but “there have been rumors… for more than a year that they had gotten way too close after meeting at a local gym.” Bruce is 59 years old, and is the father of three children with his second wife, Patti Scialfa. Back in the day (1988), Patti was rumored to be “the other woman” in Bruce’s first marriage to Julianne Phillips. So is there anything there besides rumor and innuendo?

A heartbroken husband has claimed in sensational court papers that rock ‘n’ roll legend Bruce Springsteen has been making beautiful music on the sly with his wife!

In divorce filed on March 27 in Monmouth County, N.J. Superior Court and obtained by Star, businessman Arthur Kelly alleges that Ann, his wife of 17 years, “committed adultery with one Bruce Springsteen, who resides in Rumson, N.J., and Colts Neck, N.J., at various times and places too numerous to mention.”

Bruce, 59, has been married to his second wife, backup singer Patti Scialfa, 53 — with whom he has three children — also for 17 years.

A source tells Star, “Ann says she and Bruce are just friends, but there have been rumors going around the area for more than a year that they had gotten way too close after meeting at a local gym.”

Neither Ann nor Bruce responded to multiple requests for comment. When contacted, Arthur — who has moved out of the family home in West Long Branch into a nearby condo — told Star: “I don’t want to comment at this time, but I do appreciate your asking me.” His attorney, Edward Fradkin, tells Star, “The papers speak for themselves.”

This isn’t the first time Bruce has been caught up in a cheating scandal. Published reports early in the summer of 1988 alleged that he was romancing his backup singer-turned-wife, Patti, behind the back of his first wife, actress Julianne Phillips.

In 2006, Bruce denied a published report that he’d had an affair with a beautiful 9/11 widow from New Jersey whom he’d met in 2001.

[From Star Magazine]

“The papers speak for themselves.” That’s a tough stance. If it’s untrue, my guess is Bruce will likely issue a statement sometime soon. He probably just didn’t want to give his comment to Star. From what I’ve read about Bruce in the past, he doesn’t really have a zipper problem. He’s not just some casual womanizer, I tend to think he’s a romantic. Of course, even romantics cheat. They just call it “falling in love with someone else.”

Here’s Bruce performing at a Barack Obama campaign rally in October. Images thanks to WENN .
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  1. kiki says:

    fell in lust in a gym
    you would think he would have $$ to have his own gym in his house
    at least its not some 19 year old bar waitress ( Ron Wood)

  2. jane says:

    I have no idea why, but I think springsteen is incredibly sexy haha.

  3. Alexis says:

    I gotta get my ass back to the gym!

  4. NJMDPS says:

    Sad………..but it is probably true. Too much tempatation out there. What goes around comes around……….

  5. aleach says:

    my dad looks just like “the boss” its wierd to look at pictures of him…

  6. L says:

    torture my heart……….i don’t want to belive that about him. but then, i never heard the original rumors, and if that is true then i would find it difficult to have sympathy for patti. i saw him in concert last year and he was playful with her during the performance…but not for the show, just small and subtle things i would catch from my angle, like he pat her on the bottom when he was passing by…really subtle, really just between them, and it just made me think they still had sparks flying.

  7. Jackson says:

    Ann Kelly looks like a younger version of Patti Scialfa.

    When I worked at People magazine in the 1980s we got many tips that Springsteen was not gentle with his girlfriends, to use a euphemism. Let’s just say he’s known for his hot temper.

  8. redred1 says:

    Call me old, but I remember the Patti affair. He was married. There were publications of he and Patti on the balcony of their hotel room. There were many published pictures of those two while he was married to Julian Phillips. Patti was his other woman. Karma is one mean BITCH isn’t she Patti?

  9. redred1 says:

    Hey , it’s 9:09pm here. Where is this site published from? Just curious.

  10. kit says:

    He did it once, what’s not to believe?

  11. Judy says:

    He left his first wife because he got Patti pregnant while amrried to his first wife lol They dont change their spots. She broke up his first marriage and I am sure that BS has always been playing the cheating game.

  12. Gigohead says:

    So funny, but I went on Julianne Philip’s IMDB board and some nitwit said many years ago that Bruce was right in leaving her and going with her true sweetheart and has been happy ever since. I cracked up. When has Bruce been happy. I’m certain he has been cheating on Patti because that has been whispered for YEARS. So if there is smoke in that allegation, there is probably fire. Bruce is a cheater and will always be a cheater.

  13. greg says:

    “Sometime soon” – as in 2006? He posted a statement on this back then, apparently.

    Kelly’s complaint is too vague – ‘too numerous to mention’. If he want’s to sustain the charge, he’s going to have to come up with some details. Which means he’ll have to subpoena documents from either Bruce or Ann to support his statements. Otherwise, he’ll be issuing one big retraction. And, if he’s found to have done it maliciously, he could face other sanctions. Maybe.

  14. j. ferber says:

    I hate to believe Bruce is a cheater.

  15. teri says:

    geez maybe i should head up to jersey and hit that gym

  16. Ian Harris says:

    wow what a collection! do you have any espen lind stuff?

  17. mouser says:

    Don’t you people have someting better to do than speculating on the supposed cheatings of Bruce Springsteen?
    Just leave him be and get a life!