05/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bruce Springsteen NAMED AS OTHER MAN By Arthur Kelly

***UPDATE*** 04.09

Bruce Springsteen has responded, sort of, to an accusation that he was having an affair with another man's wife, which was raised in that couple's divorce filing:

A Springsteen representative says that he stands by the statement he posted on his website,, in August 2006. At the time, there were press reports alleging another affair.

On his blog Springsteen wrote at the time that:

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."

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Has Bruce Springsteen been cheating? According to divorce papers filed in New Jersey, the Boss helped break up the marriage of one Arthur Kelly, whose wife had allegedly been carrying on a an affair with the Boss.

From the Star-Ledger:

Businessman Arthur J. Kelly named the Jersey rock 'n' roller as the reason for the breakup of his 17-year marriage to Ann C. Kelly, according to a complaint filed in Superior Court in Monmouth County last month.

Arthur Kelly alleged his estranged wife, who lives in Long Branch, "has 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."

As for lurid details, not much seems to be known about the possible affiar, though Star reports that a source says they met at the gym:

A source tells Star, "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.