As the 34-year-old in the early 80's had Bruce Springsteen finally thrown most of his catholic upbringing. The flesh was no longer so shameful. Now to the sexual benefits of being a superstar, being exploited, he writes in his autobiography, 'Born to Run', which is published today, Tuesday.
But he could still not quite reconcile himself to life as a Cassanova, 'so with the exception of the rare evenings with company, I turned back to my late bak-channels consisting of fried chicken, fries, tv, a book and so to bed... zzzzz.
Instead he would marry, though he well knew that he was not 'entirely suitable for monogamiens constraints'. Nor did he feel, however, as a libertine, but somewhere in between, where he was generally faithful, 'but from time to time made use of the u.s. military's 'don't ask, don't explain'.
Julianne Phillips described very sympathetic in the book. Photo: All Over
In Los Angeles he met the 10 years younger Julianne Phillips, 'a tall, blond, well-trained, talented, beautiful and charming' actress, who he proposed to after half a year as lovers.
'The only thing which is gnawing me, was my knowledge that I am not in any of my other relative had done it for more than two or three years. It used to be at the time, my physical and emotional image of myself was punctured, and my weaknesses are revealed'.
... but the divorce was not so nice. Photo: All Over
Bruce had anxiety attacks, and the doubts began to advise.
'While we sat and held hands and talked politely together by candle light, began a part of me to convince the rest of me that she just used me to promote his own career or to achieve... something or other. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Julianne loved me and had not a grain of cynicism or malice in itself. Deep down I knew it too well, but I was out of reach and no longer able to focus on the truth'.
With his busy rockstar life - not made less hectic by the success of the album 'Born in the U. S. A.' - and her budding acting career, which meant a long time from each other, it was, it was hard to get a genuine cohabitation up to stand, and it was easy to be tempted to the other side.
The Boos in his element on stage. Photo: Jyllands Posten
Bruce and Patti Scialfa had known each other for almost 20 years, since it said click. AP Photo
She appeared in the guise of Patti Scialfa - a longtime acquaintance from New Jersey's rock scene, which had been 'promoted' to the back-up singer in the accordion player (E Street Band.
'After 17 years of bumping into each other with uneven intervals, and then work more or less flirtatious of the two, was a moment when I viewed the Page and saw something else, something new, something I had overlooked and not seen before. As Page later put it, I had always been busy to 'look elsewhere'. Patti is a wise, stubborn and strong woman, but she is also the embodiment of fragility, and something about the combination opened up new possibilities in my heart. There is no other like Patti in my life. Thus it began'.
Bruce and Patti flirted for two years before it suddenly became real. AP Pghoto
Springsteen divorced Julianne Phillips (she's got a sizeable million-belløb in dollars, the sum will, however, not mentioned), but Bruce still believes he handled the situation 'horrible'.
'I betrayed her both as a husband and partner', writes Bruce, who was certainly not proud of that, being photographed in underwear on a balcony in Rome with Patti, shortly after the separation.
'You came to hurt the one you loved... sentence'.
Wife number two, Patti Scialfa, describes Springsteen as a redhead revolution.
Bruce with his 'red hair revolution'. AP Photo
'When I look at her, look and the brands I'm my own better half', and 'of a few loners, and musicians to be, we have done it quite well. We were not necessarily predestined to get the gold ring(e), but we stole them ... and locked them inside'.
7. June 1991, they were married, and 25 years ('in a dog's life and among the musical parhold it is actually in the vicinity of 175 years') and three now grown children later work, the marriage is still on the best show.
'It's rock'n' roll', thinks The Boss.
the Cover to the autobiography. PR Photo