Bruce's “Other” Woman: He's Not the Boss of Me

Jersey housewife claims her husband invented Springsteen affair claim for revenge

The alleged tryst between Bruce Springsteen and New Jersey housewife Ann Kelly was fabricated by her husband as part of a legal tactic to keep her from getting the “upper hand” in divorce proceedings, according to court papers. 

Kelly said her husband, Arthur, made the affair accusation to get back at his wife for filing a restraining order against him.

Arthur "told me he filed those accusations of adultery because he had to 'pull the reigns [sic] in on me' because I filed [a restraining order] against him for alleged violence," Ann Kelly said in court paper, according to the New York Post. "He told me he was concerned I would have the 'upper hand' in court, so he did something he thought would to [sic] even the scales."

Kelly originally said the aging rockstar had sex with his wife "at various times and places too numerous to mention" and that the infidelity was the reason he wanted to split from from her.

Springsteen, 59, has been married to backup singer Patti Scialfa for 17 years and the couple has three children together. He flatly denied any allegations of infidelity. 

This is not the first time that Springsteen has been accused of infidelities. His first marriage to actress Julianne Phillips was rumored to collapse after he began seeing Scialfa.

Ann Kelly, 44, and Springsteen do have a relationship, however. For years the pair would meet at a high-priced, Red Bank, New Jersey gym to work out together. Suspicion of an illicit nature to that relationship had come up between the Kellys before the divorce proceedings began.

"I told him the allegations of the affair were not true, as I had told him previously," Ann Kelly claimed in papers.

"I asked him why he had said such lies."

Arthur Kelly denied any violence against his wife and stands by the allegations of an affair between his wife and the “Boss.”

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