Bruce Springsteen Responds to Accusations of Affair
Arthur Kelly alleges that his wife Ann, of 17 years, "committed adultery with one Bruce Springsteen, who resides in Rumson, N.J., and Colts Neck, N.J., at various times and places too numerous to mention."
The father of the wife, Stephen Carton, says these charges are "just not true. My daughter is guilty only of working out in the same gym as Bruce Springsteen and of talking to him."
A Springsteen representative says that he stands by the statement he posted on his website, brucespringsteen.net, in August 2006.
"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," he wrote at that time.
"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."