SpringsteensBruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa outside the Count Basie Theatre last May.

Almost three years after Bruce Springsteen and wife Patti Scialfa went shopping at the Antique Center of Red Bank to help dispel rumors of a split, a West Long Branch man claims in divorce papers that his wife committed adultery with Springsteen "at various times and places too numerous to mention," according to a report in Star Magazine.

Star cites divorce papers filed March 27 in Monmouth County Superior Court by Arthur Kelly against his wife, Ann.

The Star quotes an unidentified source thusly: "Ann says she and Bruce are just friends, but there have been rumors
going around the area for more than a year that they had gotten way too
close after meeting at a local gym."

Springsteen and Scialfa, his wife of 18 years, have homes in Rumson and Colts Neck and are frequently seen around Red Bank.

The celebrity couple were the subject of breakup rumors in August, 2006, when the New York Post reported that the Boss was making time with an unidentified September 11, 2001 widow.

Amid the media frenzy that erupted as a result, Springsteen and Scialfa gave put on a scruffy little performance with some old string instruments at the antique center and told patrons the rumors untrue.

On his website, Springsteen called the report "unfounded and ugly rumors" and termed his time with Scialfa "the best 18 years of my life."

They have three children.

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