Bruce Springsteen liked her backside, divorce papers say.
Bruce Springsteen's "hungry heart" led him to have an affair with a married New Jersey woman named Ann Kelly, and now details of their courtship are emerging.
The New York Post is reporting new information. For starters, the paper says his woman on the side is "a dead ringer for Patti Scialfa, his wife of 18 years." At least he's consistant in his physical preferences. Besides, we're comforted knowing that if he did take comfort in another woman, she was a regular housewife and mother instead of...oh, gosh, we don't know...a tattoo-covered model with Nazi sympathies. 7 Worst Mistresses Of All Time
The article explains that the two met in a gym in Red Bank, New Jersey. After a little small talk and some ogling—allegedly The Boss really liked Ann's backside—they began meeting for lunch. Lunch led to books and unsigned valentine cards and front-row tickets and kissing—and eventually to couple's counseling for Ann and her then-husband Arthur, who said in court papers that Mrs. Kelly's "relationship with Bruce Springsteen was the main subject we discussed with the therapist as a major problem in our marriage." Secrets Of The Male Mind: Ogling, Emotions And Sex
It's not like she even tried to hide it. Not only did she start trying to improve her appearance through Botox, breast implants, and other services, but she also supposedly talked about the budding relationship to her in-laws. After watching the singer perform at a concert rehearsal, she told her husband's mother,"It felt like Bruce Springsteen was singing to me." She also mentioned that "it made her feel good that Bruce Springsteen was very interested in her." Of course it did! He's a talented, famous, billionaire who can still rock the tight jeans. The appeal is understandable. Why One Newlywed Wants To Have An Affair
While she admits that the relationship between them was "inappropriate," the talented, famous billionaire is not commenting. However, a friend of his said, "Bruce and Patti continue to have a terrific marriage and are very devoted to each other and their children."
We'd like to believe that Bruce would never cheat on his wife and bandmate, if only because we'd rather not acknowledge another celebrity icon proving to be as flawed and regular as the rest of us, but we can't. Both The Telegraph and New York Magazine confirm the story. With the details of his affair being reported across the Atlantic Ocean, we'd have to be in an Egyptian river (that's denial, folks) to believe that he was never involved with this other woman.
Now, before people begin to burn their copies of Born To Run out of frustration and dismay, let's consider something: what if both sides are correct? What if Anne Kelly was sexually involved with Bruce Springsteen while both of them were married AND Bruce and Patti continue to be devoted to one another? What we're suggesting is, what if The Boss and his wife have an open marriage? It's not really "cheating" if she's comfortable with the arrangement. Of course, maybe it would have been best to make sure that the other people involved were swingers, too. Still, we've heard of married couples with even stranger situations. Nicolas Sarkozy, Carla Bruni: Both Having Affairs
Whatever happens in his personal life, this celeb-lover will stick by Springsteen out of appreciation for his music and out of home-state pride. Plus, if the singer breaks out front-row tickets when he's trying to impress a woman, who knows what kind of swag he'll shower on a loyal fan?