When will this obsession with all things Springsteen end? That would be never. However, this will mark the last Bruce-related Jump One, Jump Twosday. I mean, come on, what could I do next? Choose between his mailman and his garbage man?
Same rules as always apply. I give you two choices. You choose one to jump. Base it on any reason you want – base or otherwise.
Jump One is Wife #1, Julianne Philips. They were married nearly four years, although they separated after just a couple of years. I was one of the many fans who mourned when I heard he was getting married to her. And, no, it’s not as if I thought I had a chance. It just seemed like a model-slash-actress was not the right woman for him. Her most famous acting role is likely the TV show Sisters. I recall the rumor mill saying she got $50 million or some such nonsense for her trouble. Hell, I’d sleep with just about anyone for that amount of cash. [Yeah, yeah, we’ve established what I am. It’s now a question of price.]
Jump Two is Wife #2, Patti Scialfa. This red-headed backup singer came from the same background as Bruce. She joined the band for the Born in the U.S.A. tour, and it was on the tour for Tunnel of Love that she and Bruce were caught on the balcony in a European city. In just their skivvies. They’ve been together ever since, marrying in 1991. They have three children together. She’s a singer in her own right. [Okay, maybe not in her own right, but she’s put out plenty of albums.]
So, who’s it going to be? Jump One?
Or Jump Two?
All right, all right, all right. Too easy. I love Patti. I love their love story. I love that they’re still together. I love that she’s still sexy. I love the energy the two have together. Give me a red-headed woman over an airbrushed, frou-frou haired woman any time.
Are you going to play?
[Philips photo courtesy of Entimg.msn.com; Scialfa photo courtesy of USA Today.]