Bruce Springsteen's Wife: Everything to Know About the Singer's Married Life

Sat May 13 2023
By   tashi

Inside singer Bruce Springsteen's two marriages: The Grammy winner is a father of three!  

With numerous awards, including an Academy, two Golden Globes, and multiple Grammys under his belt, Bruce Springsteen is one of the most accomplished and enduring talents the industry has produced. Besides his wide-ranging music catalog, which he sold to Sony for $500 million, Bruce is notably considered the inventor of Heartland Rock.  

Born on September 23, 1949, in Long Beach, New Jersey, Bruce's earliest influence was The Beatles. The then-aspiring singer paid his dues for years before releasing his groundbreaking hit, Born to Run, with his backing band, E Street Band, in 1975. In his decades-spanning career, Springsteen has helped a career parallel to any legendary musician.  

The Truth About Bruce Springsteen's First Marriage!  

Even a man of Bruce Springsteen's caliber has had a tough time in love. During the first leg of his sky-rocketing career, the music icon dated actress Joyce Hyser, photographer Lynn Goldsmith, and model Karen Darv for several years.   

Bruce Springsteen is a multiple Grammy winner.
 Bruce was married to actress Julianne Phillips for four years.
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Springsteen married his first wife, actress Julianne Phillips, on May 13, 1985. Bruce and his wife, number uno, exchanged their vows at a Catholic Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon. 

Bruce recalls being immediately attracted to Phillips. Likewise, Springsteen describes his ex-wife as "24, tall, blond, educated, talented, a beautiful and charming young woman," in his memoir Born to Run

But the Jungleland crooner knew in his heart that they weren't a great match. For starters, Julianne was eleven years younger than him. And secondly, the two didn't have many things in common. 

In addition to their inharmonious marriage, Bruce's constant touring also strained their relationship. A few songs in the Grammy winner's eighth album, Tunnel of Love, describe his unhappy home life with Phillips. 

Bruce divorced Julianne four years after their wedding!

While still married to Julianne, Bruce Springsteen developed feelings for an old confidant. In his biography, the icon jots how he tried to delude himself by thinking that Julianne was only after his fame and money.

Bruce was married to actress Julianne Phillips for four years
Springsteen has dated Joyce Hyser, Lynn Goldsmith, and Karen Darv. Photo Source: Instagram

The singer says despite the constant effort to brainwash himself, he knew in his heart that Julianne truly loved him. The pair divorced after four years of marriage in 1989.

Expressing remorse over the failure of his first nuptial, Bruce wrote, "I placed her in a terribly difficult position for a young girl and I failed her as a husband and partner."  

Bruce Springsteen's Second Attempt at Marriage!  

The River hitmaker Bruce Springsteen's second marriage with singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa has been an enduring courtship. Bruce and Patti have been married since 1991, but the pair's history goes back. 

The couple grew up in the same social circles in New Jersey. Interestingly, Patti even did a stint in Spingsteen's E Street Band. 

Bruce Springsteen is married to Patti Scialfa.
Bruce and Patti had a long history before they started dating amid his divorce. 
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It is said that before Springsteen delved into his whirlwind relationship and marriage with Julianne, he and Scialfa almost dated. Bruce's unfulfilled longing for Scialfa came alive when they crossed paths again amid Bruce's unhappy marriage with his first wife.  

Bruce and Patti were always meant to be!  

The singer couple started dating at the heels of Springsteen's separation from Julianne, and the two paid the price. Vilely scrutinized by the media for their hasty relationship, Bruce and Patti faced a rough time in public as a couple.

Springsteen married Scialfa years after they started dating!

The love birds endured the criticism and tied the knot after a few years of dating in 1991. The spouses have worked together extensively over the years and have stood beside each other through thick and thin. 

Springsteen often gushes about his wife in interviews. For the Lucky Town crooner, his wife holds his life together.   

Bruce Springsteen and Patti got married in 1991.
The pair have been married for more than thirty years. 
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Bruce once lovingly called Patti the "center of my life for the entire second half of my life." 

Spingsteen's 19th album, Western Stars, is his tribute to his Scialfa. Bruce confessed Patti pulled him out of the pits of depression. The spouses are doting parents to three children. 

Get to Know Bruce Springsteen's Children!  

The legendary singer, Bruce Springsteen, has fathered three kids! Bruce and his second wife, Patti Scialfa, gave birth to two sons and one daughter.

Springsteen has been equally blessed in his personal and professional life. With his kids foraying into careers of their choice and finding success in their venture.  

Bruce and Patti are parents to three.

Springsteen and Patti's kids have ventured into different careers. 
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Bruce's firstborn, Evan, was born in July 1990. The Born to Run hitmaker says Evan's arrival changed his life. Evan graduated from Boston College in 2012. Springsteen's first child followed in his father's footsteps to pursue music. Evan happens to be one of the most low-profile of Bruce's brood.  

Springsteen and Patti's secondborn and only daughter, Jessica Rae Springsteen, was born in December 1991. Jessica is probably the most accomplished of her siblings. A professional equestrian, Jessica won a silver medal in team jumping at the 2020 Summer Olympics. The show jumping champion rider has represented the United States in international games.  

Bruce's youngest, Samuel Ryan, born in January 2005, couldn't be more unique. Instead of following his parents' steps and taking the expected road, Samuel has chosen to be a firefighter. Samuel has given his parents their first grandchild, who he welcomed with his longtime partner. 

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