Word of the ceremony, initially planned for a Wednesday, was reportedly spilled to Springsteen fans and followers by a local florist, prompting a Springsteen frenzy: journalists waited for a sighting in the Phillips family driveway, and the radio station KKRZ established a "Springsteen rumor hotline." So the ceremony was secretly pushed up, held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church just after midnight on May 13. As his best man, Springsteen reportedly had three at his side: manager Jon Landau and bandmates Steven Van Zandt and the late Clarence Clemons.
It was an intimate, down-to-earth moment for the musician, fresh off of "Born in the U. "The children wanted to get married without all the confusion," Phillips' mother, Ann, told UPI at the time.
But before that, there was another love in his life: Julianne Phillips, an Oregon-raised model and actress.
When it came time to wed, New Jersey's most famous son headed west, to his bride's parents' home in Lake Oswego.
Julianne Phillips doesn`t waste any time setting the record straight.
First off, she wants you to forget she was once Mrs. "It's hard to get away from stigmas that are attached to you-a look, your past, where you came from," she says within moments of meeting. But I`m getting an identity of my own." Phillips` delicate features belie her strong, determined personality, which comes through in her NBC-Ch.
, the ceremony included a 7PM cocktail hour and 8PM nuptials by candlelight, along with flourishes such as pink and white roses and a four-tiered wedding cake.
“Guests, who later danced poolside to recorded versions of such Jersey-shore bar staples as ‘Twist and Shout’ and ‘Do You Love Me?
The romance moved quickly: the two met in October and were planning the wedding by May. "Bruce bids bye-bye to his bachelor days," People magazine announced, sharing details including attendance ("55 or so")--the Los Angeles Times reported just 40 people made the scene, heading to the church in a caravan after quietly meeting at a local high school.
“Bruce has really grown up,” an unnamed friend told . The magnetic rays coming out of the Arch, like, got us for life.” The feeling was more than mutual.
“Patti’s been in love with Bruce for as long as I can remember,” Scialfa’s high school art teacher, Curtis K. “We’d always heard this and that about Patti and Bruce from [her brother] Michael.
"Oh yeah, little girl, I wanna marry you." On a spring night in Lake Oswego in 1985, he actually did it.
Springsteen has been married to E Street bandmate Patti Scialfa since 1991.