Who Is Evan Springsteen? Untold Facts About Bruce Springsteen’s Son

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Who Is Evan Springsteen? Untold Facts About Bruce Springsteen’s Son
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Besides being the creators of some of the most iconic songs ever, Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa are also parents to three kids. These exceptional children have great careers of their own.

And the star of the day is the first child of the Springsteen couple, Evan Springsteen who just like his parents, is passionate about music and loves to perform with his father on stage.

Out of three, Evan’s the only one who followed in his dad’s footsteps. But has he been able to create a legacy that is anywhere near to his father’s? Know how his musical career has been in the article below. Also, know more about his early life as well as his personal affairs.

Evan Springsteen’s Early Life; Evan’s Birth Was Crucial In Turning Bruce Into A Family Man

Evan James Springsteen was born on July 25, 1990, in Los Angeles, CA. Paternally, Evan is of Dutch, Irish, and Italian descent. His grandfather, Douglas Frederick “Dutch” Springsteen (1924–1998), worked as a bus driver and held other jobs. Douglas suffered from mental health problems throughout his life which worsened in his later years.

As of 2023, he is 33 years old.

Evan’s paternal grandmother, Adele Ann (née Zerilli) (born 1925), was originally from the Bay Ridge neighborhood in Brooklyn, worked as a legal secretary, and was the main breadwinner in Springsteen’s family.

After the birth of Evan, Bruce had a moment where it became clear to him that family was important. He and his wife consequently decided a three-week tour would be okay, but anything longer was a bad idea.

In a podcast with Barack Obama, in an episode called “Fatherhood,” Bruce said after he had Evan, he experienced fearless love for the first time in his life. Bruce added he never knew he’d be capable of feeling that. He credits Evan for strengthening his and Patti’s relationship and their family bond.

His Education

IMDb reports Evan attended Ranney School and Rumson Country Day School. He was a lacrosse player during his time at Ranney School in New Jersey.

Young Evan Springsteen
Young Evan Springsteen (right). Source: Facebook

He attended Boston College, a private Jesuit research university, and later graduated with a music degree in 2012. During his college years, he won the 2012 Singer/ Songwriter Competition held amidst the Boston College’s Arts Festival.

Evan was also in Sirius XM Radio as a program director and festival producer.

Evan Springsteen’s Parents; His dad Was Previously Married

Evan’s father, Bruce tied the marital knot with Patti Scialfa, on June 8, 1991. They, however, became parents to their first child, Evan before the marriage. Evan’s nesters have been together for the last three decades.

The future longtime partner grew up within the same social circle and lived just 10 miles from each other. They met for the first time in 1980, at the famous New Jersey bar, “The Stone Pony.

Evan's Parents Patti and Bruce Springsteen in the summer of 2019at the Premiere of Blinded By the Light
Patti and Bruce Springsteen in the summer of 2019 at the Premiere of Blinded By the Light. Source: Correspondent

Evan’s mother, Patti soon became the only female member of Bruce’s band, “E Street Band,” after she auditioned to be a backup singer. From then, fans took note of the pair’s chemistry, whenever they partnered up to perform their many duets.

Bruce, however, married Julianne Phillips in 1985, a union that lasted barely three years, as she soon filed for divorce in 1988. They officially separated in 1989. Shortly after, Patti moved in with Bruce, and two years after, they tied the knot.

Talking about his father’s past affair, the singer and songwriter also dated Joyce Hyser in the early 1980s.

Evan James Springsteen’s Sister Competed In Tokyo 2020

Evan is the eldest child of Bruce Springsteen with his second wife, Patti Scialfa.

After a year of his birth, his parents welcomed his sister, Jessica Rae Springsteen, on December 30, 1991. Jessica happens to be a well-known American equestrian. She is also popular as a showjumping champion rider who has won several medals. Jessica is currently No. 14 in the world in FEI’s showjumping rankings.

Boston College incoming freshman Evan Springsteen is sandwiched between his mom, Patti Scialfa and dad, Bruuce Springsteen with his sister Jessica on the right at a play in New York last week.
Evan Springsteen between his mom, Patti Scialfa, and dad, Bruce Springsteen with his sister Jessica on the right at a play in New York in August 2008. Source: Boston Herald

Evan’s sister, Jessica represented Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and participated in team jumping and individual events. She won a silver medal in team jumping. She was also an alternate in London (2012).

Additionally, she is quite expressive with her social media occasionally posting photos of her equestrian doings. She received a psychology degree from Duke in 2014.

Likewise, Evan’s younger brother, Sam Ryan Springsteen, born, January 5, 1994, is officially a New Jersey City firefighter. He, along with fifteen others, received the prestigious title during the City Hall Ceremony in January 2020. Sam formerly served as a volunteer member of the Monmouth County Fire Department.

Evan, Jessica, and Samuel, all three featured as backup singers on Bruce’s 2002 song “Down in the Hole.”

Evan And His Siblings Didn’t Know The Lyrics Of Their Songs

Despite Evan’s love for music, Bruce revealed in an interview with The New York Times, that none of his children knows the lyrics to his songs. He said he and Patti had kids late, he was 40 when their first son was born, and they showed a healthy disinterest in their work over all the years.

The 20 Grammy winner said his kids had their own musical heroes, they had their own music they were interested in. Bruce added they’d be pretty blank if someone mentioned a song title of his.

Evan Springsteen Almost Drowned When He Was 15

In July 2006, Evan, then a 15-year-old, had to be pulled from the Adirondack lake by forest rangers after his kayak overturned.

The incident happened on July 2, when the family was in Lake Placid.

Officials with the state Department of Environmental Conservation reported forest rangers on routine patrol spotted an overturned kayak some distance from shore. When they pulled up, they saw Evan in the water.

The rangers got Bruce’s son into their boat and took him to the rented lakeside camp where his family was staying.

What Is Evan Springsteen Doing Now?

Evan has been known to the general public as a music and audio producer. However, as of recent, Evan is yet to come up with a creation of his own. Some speculate he has called it quits to his musical journey, though, no confirmation of such nature has surfaced.

The eldest son of Patti and Bruce is also distant from social media. That makes it even harder to know about his current activities; professional and personal wise. Accordingly, his love life to the public’s knowledge is nothing but a small-fry mystery.


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