Woman Denies Affair with Bruce Springsteen

Woman Denies Affair with Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
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updated 04/10/2009 at 04:00 PM EDT

originally published 04/10/2009 04:45PM

The New Jersey woman whose husband accused her of having an affair with Bruce Springsteen is speaking out to say she did not have a romance with the musician.

Ann Kelly's attorney Noel Tonneman tells PEOPLE, "My client absolutely denies having an affair with Bruce Springsteen. These are baseless allegations of a jealous man. And that's all there is to it."

On Thursday, The Boss defended his marriage to Patti Scialfa, saying he stood by a 2006 statement in which he called reports of infidelity "unfounded."

Ann's husband, Arthur Kelly, filed divorce papers March 27 accusing his wife of committing adultery with Springsteen "at various times and places too numerous to mention." The Matawan, N. J.-based attorney for the woman says his client and Springsteen "attend the same gym. That's it."

Tonneman says Ann, who filed a domestic violence complaint against her husband with the West Long Branch, N.J. police March 3, "cannot return to her home because of the news media," adding, "she hopes the media frenzy will end for the sake of her children."

Springsteen is also hoping to put the rumors to rest. In his statement, he wrote of his marriage, "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."

Calls to Arthur Kelly's attorney, Edward Fradkin, were not returned.

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