Bruce Springsteen has separated from his wife. According to reports, the rocker's marriage to his wife of 15 years, Patti Scialfa, collapsed after he developed a close friendship with a widow he met while organizing a 9/11 charity event. Friends of the singer - known in the music industry as 'The Boss' - claim the couple's relationship has become so bad, Bruce has partially moved into the guest house on his nearby farm. A source said: "Bruce and Patti are separated but everyone has been sworn to secrecy." Rumours of the couple's marriage crisis surfaced after Bruce - who has three children with Patti - was spotted in the company of the flame-haired widow on several occasions. Patti is Bruce's second wife. Their marriage shocked the showbiz world, after the singer famously vowed to never walk down the aisle again after his marriage to first wife Julianne Philips collapsed in 1989.

Bruce's spokesman declined to comment.

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