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Legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen is denying recent reports that he has split with his wife, Patti Scialfa. An article in the New York Post last week suggested that Springsteen had separated from Scialfa, who sings and plays guitar in his famed E Street Band lineup, and who has been married to the Boss for 18 years.

On his official website, the 56-year-old New Jersey native describes the speculation as unfounded and ugly rumors.

“Our commitment to one another remains as strong as the day we were married. We have built a beautiful family we love and want to protect,” he said. “Patti and I have been together for 18 years — the best 18 years of my life.”

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Springsteen’s statement on his site stressed that he is always hesitant to use his website for “anything personal,” but he believed the recent rumors shouldn’t pass without comment.

The New York Post claimed that Springsteen had been spending time with a widow of the 11 September attacks in New York, and alleged that he and his wife were “separated, but everyone has been sworn to secrecy.”

However, other reports on Friday suggested he and Scialfa had been seen shopping for antiques in Red Bank, N.J., and gave a five-minute impromptu concert when they found an old guitar and mandolin.

Scialfa, 53, has recorded two albums of her own in addition to her work with Springsteen’s band. The couple have three teenage children and reside in Colts Neck, N.J.

As big fans of the Boss for as long as we can remember, T.H. Gossip is glad to hear Bruce’s denial of these rumors that he is going Peter Sarsgaard on us.