Bruce Springsteen (still) accused of affair with NJ housewife
Legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen's name is still involved in a bitter New Jersey divorce case between mortgage broker Arthur Kelly and his New York housewife, Ann Kelly.
According to the New York Post, court papers contend that Ann met Springsteen in 2005 at the local Red Bank, NJ gym. During their affair, he gave her concert tickets, sang to her during rehearsals and told her she was on his mind while he toured. At least, that's what Ann told her husband.
The relationship began -- her husband says -- with conversations on the treadmills at the gym, followed by lunch dates and then an affair. These accusations of an illicit tryst first surfaced when he filed for divorce on March 27, 2009.
Arthur's court papers claim that Ann told him that Springsteen would stand at the end of her treadmill when she ran. And she also claimed that Springsteen once told her she had the "nicest ass" in the gym and that the liberal leaning Springsteen tried to change her conservative politics by giving her political books to read.
Ann allegedly also told Arthur's mother several times that "it made her feel good that Bruce Springsteen was very interested in her," court papers say.
For his part, last year Springsteen recycled a 2006 response to the Ann Kelly 2009 accusation on his website.
It read: "I hesitate to use this website 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."
Affair or not, it sure sounds like Ann became little too obsessed with The Boss. In 2006, she asked friends to let her know if they saw him at the gym and to find out when Springsteen's wife would be away.
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