LATEST: Veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen has denied reports he has split from PATTI SCIALFA, his wife of nearly two decades. The BORN IN THE USA star was said to have separated from Scialfa in secret, after he fell for a 9/11 widow he met when he organised TV telethon, America: A Tribute To Heroes. But Springsteen writes on his website, "Due to the unfounded and ugly rumours 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."