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Bruce Springsteen Had 'Affair' With New Jersey Housewife: Court Papers

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NYPost: Ann Kelly, 45, was a housewife living with her mortgage-broker husband and two children in a $600,000 home in a leafy New Jersey suburb.

But when the married Springsteen entered her life in 2005 -- showering her with concert tickets, serenading her during rehearsals and confessing she was on his mind while he toured -- the Jersey girl got lost in a "Tunnel of Love," court records alleged.

The relationship between Kelly and the "Born to Run" singer began with chitchats on the treadmills at a high-priced Red Bank, NJ, gym, but the pace quickened with lunch dates and eventually a full-on affair, her soon-to-be ex-husband claimed.

Accusations of an illicit tryst came to light after Ann's husband of 17 years, Arthur Kelly, 46, filed for divorce on March 27, 2009.

During the yearlong divorce proceeding, Arthur filed court papers alleging that Ann enjoyed a rendezvous with Springsteen while the husband was laid up in a hospital with heart trouble. Arthur also discussed marriage-counseling sessions at which The Boss was the main topic.

The bitter divorce is expected to be settled this week.

Rumors that Springsteen was stepping out with a redheaded knockout who was a dead ringer for Patti Scialfa, his wife of 18 years, began to swirl among gym rats at The Atlantic Club in 2005.

Arthur says Ann told him that Springsteen, 60, would stand at the end of her treadmill as she ran. It must have been a tempting vantage point for the "Thunder Road" singer because he once told Ann she had the "nicest ass" in the gym, Arthur says.

Workouts spilled into lunches at a nearby cafe, with Ann's two daughters sometimes tagging along. The children got to know Springsteen so well that they called him "Bruce," according to court records.

The wide-ranging chats Ann had with Springsteen got into politics. When the blue-collar hero and liberal icon learned that Ann was conservative, he gave her two books to read.

Being with Bruce brightened Ann's day. She allegedly told Arthur's mother several times that "it made her feel good that Bruce Springsteen was very interested in her," the papers say.

The housewife allegedly conscripted her friends to be on Springsteen watch.

In 2006, one friend supposedly left a voice mail on Ann's phone saying, "I got your message, and there were no Bruce sightings at the gym today."

Another friend purportedly provided intelligence on when Springsteen's wife would be away.

"[She] said that Patti will be out of town for the next two weeks," the friend said, according to a court filing.

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Anonymous April 5, 2010, 9:06 AM

Is she better looking than his ugly wife?

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