Billy Joel and third wife Katie Lee split

The Superficial / June 17, 2009

Billy Joel and his third wife 27-year-old Katie Lee are calling it quits, according to NY Daily News:

“After nearly five years of marriage, Billy and Katie have decided to separate,” reps for the pair said in a joint statement. “This decision is the result of much thought and consideration. Billy and Katie remain caring friends, with admiration and respect for each other.”
Various reports have linked Lee, a 27-year-old chef and author, with Yigal Azrouel, a dashing 36-year-old Israeli-born fashion designer who has frequently escorted her to events. Sources reported seeing them dirty dancing in Miami in January and have claimed that in unguarded moments Azrouel referred to Lee as “my girlfriend.”
Reps for the Joels insisted that Azrouel was just a friend and that Billy, 60, was happy to skip the parties, fashion shows and fundraisers that his younger wife enjoyed.
“Their break-up has nothing to do with Yigal,” Joel’s spokeswoman, Claire Mercuri said.

I’m sure the break-up had nothing to do with cheating as much as it had to do with Billy Joel being goddamn 60 and spending all his money on golden pianos. Okay, I may have made that last part up to ease the blow to my 60-year-old readers out there. All two of them who thought this is where they sign up for Medicare and most likely stroked out at the sight of Katie Price. Whoops.

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