Bruce Springsteen’s Affair: Everything You Need to Know About this Rockstar’s Adultery Scandal

Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen, nicknamed “The Boss,” is an American singer and songwriter. He is known for his energetic stage performance. Some of his performances have even lasted up to four hours. He has been in the music industry for almost six decades and has contributed to the Rock music genre. Springsteen released his first two albums in 1973 called Greeting from Asbury Park, N.J., and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. Ever Since then, he has been active in the American music industry. 

A six-decade-long career has earned him many honors and awards. He has 20 Grammy Awards under his name. He also won two Golden Globes and one Academy Award for his musical talents. In 2016, he was rewarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Rolling stone described him as the Greatest Artist of All Time. 

This Talented Musician also has a seemingly normal personal life with his wife of 31 years, Vivienne Patricia Scialfa. She is also known as Patti. She is one of the band members of the E Street band, the same band Springsteen is a part of. It was he who requested her to join the band. They fell in love while being in the band and then later married in 1991. They have three children together and are living in New Jersey.

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This couple lived a long time together and made a family of their own, but their relationship went through a tough phase when Arthur Kelly, A mortgage broker from New Jersey, accused him of having an affair with his wife Ann Kelly in court papers. We’re here to give you all the details about the ugly court situation and the accusation made against this rockstar. 

Bruce Springsteen’s Affair With A New Jersey Housewife

On March 27, 2009, Arthur Kelly filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage with his wife, Ann Kelly. The reason for this divorce was Ann’s alleged affair with the singer. “Relationship with Bruce Springsteen was the main subject we discussed with the therapist as the main problem in our marriage,” stated Arthur in a court filing for his divorce. 

This Mortgage broker was aware that her wife was having an affair with the “Born to Run” singer. Things took a worse turn when she went on a date with him while his husband was in the hospital getting treatment for heart disease. 

The pair allegedly met at a high-priced Red Bank, NJ, gym. What started as a casual chit-chat then moved into casual meetings and lunch dates which then blossomed into a full-on affair. People who know Springsteen have commented that he used to hit on women at the gym. This statement strengthened the claim that there was a possibility of an affair between these two married people.

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Ann Kelly, Credit: Splash News

According to Ann’s husband, Arthur, Springsteen used to give her free concert tickets. He even confessed to her that she was on his mind while he was on his music tour. Arthur even went on to say that his wife once said to him that Springsteen would stand at the end of her treadmill while she ran. The husband claims that Springsteen has said to Ann that she had the “nicest ass.”  

Ann Kelly has an eerie resemblance to his wife Patti, and both are redheads. Rumors claim that this is one of the reasons for the alleged affair between these two. He was smitten by her so much that he went on to give her a conservative book even though he himself identified as liberal. The husband allegedly said that there were unsigned valentines cards from him in her mailbox. 

The Divorce Between Ann And Arthur Kelly

The couple had an unhappy marriage, and they have been trying to make it work with therapy, but none of it was helping, as there was an issue of affairs between them. Though her husband accused her of being unfaithful, she never accepted these claims. She even denied the claims by saying that her husband was intentionally ruining her name because of Springsteen’s money.

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She filed a 27-page court document in which she accused her husband of being jealous and abusive. She also claimed that he himself was involved in adultery. “He and his attorney felt there could be ‘big money in this,” she said. Amidst these nasty divorces, Springsteen holds the statement that he did not, in fact, cheat on his wife. They are just gym mates, and there is nothing more to that. 

The divorce was finally settled with mutual consent, with the topic of adultery taken from the reason for the divorce. Neither of them has spoken to the press after their divorce regarding the matter of adultery. While Springsteen is still married to his wife of 31 years

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