For the second time in the past three years, [artist id="975"]Bruce Springsteen[/artist] has been forced to deny that he has allegedly stepped out on his wife/bandmate, Patti Scialfa.
This time, fellow New Jerseyite Arthur J. Kelly has alleged that his wife of 17 years, Ann Kelly, has "committed adultery with one Bruce Springsteen ... at various times and places too numerous to mention," according to People magazine.
The divorce papers were filed last month, and a rep for the 59-year-old rock icon reiterated what the Boss said in 2006 when similar allegations surfaced: that Springsteen's commitment to wife Scialfa "remains as strong as the day we were married."
Springsteen and Scialfa were married in 1991 and have three children together. At the time of the first allegation — which involved an alleged liaison with a September 11 widow the Boss met in 2001 — Springsteen wrote on his official site, "I hesitate to use this Web site for anything personal, believing it should remain a place where fans of my music can come free of the distractions that occasionally arise with the rest of my job. However, due to the unfounded and ugly rumors that have appeared in the papers over the last few days, I felt they shouldn't pass without comment. Patti and I have been together for 18 years — the best 18 years of my life. We have built a beautiful family we love and want to protect, and our commitment to one another remains as strong as the day we were married." A spokesperson said he stands by that statement again.
The New York Daily News quoted Ann Kelly's father as saying that the allegations against his daughter are untrue and that the only thing she's guilty of is "working out at in the same gym as Bruce Springsteen and of talking to him."