Bruce Springsteen's wife PATTI SCIALFA was worried about how the couple's three children would react to reports they had separated because the rocker was having an affair - but was relieved when they found the stories so amusing.
Last year (06), the New York Post newspaper claimed Springsteen and Scialfa had gone their separate ways after he fell for a mystery redhead.
And when Scialfa showed the kids the tabloid, they fell about laughing.
She recalls, "I showed them the papers and said, 'I just want you to know this is out there and it's wild.' And they're all reading it laughing: 'It says Dad's living in the barn!'
"I said, 'I don't want you to be upset,' and they go, 'Mom, Dad's over there making pancakes!'"