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Billy Joel & Katie Lee Split

Billy Joel & Katie Lee Split

Billy Joel and his third wife, chef/author Katie Lee, are parting ways.

“After nearly five years of marriage, Billy and Katie have decided to separate,” the couple said in a joint statement released by their reps. “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 27-year-old Katie with 36-year-old designer Yigal Azrouel, who has frequently escorted her to events.

“Their decision to separate was absolutely unrelated to Yigal,” Joel‘s spokeswoman, Claire Mercuri told NYDN.

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# 1

no surprise of course

# 2

Maybe he and Christie will get back together.

# 3

She’s gorgeous, what a shame!

# 4
scott's anos @ 06/17/2009 at 6:46 pm

Mama Leone left a note on the door – she said sonny move out to the country! Well if that’s what you had in mind, if that’s what you’re all about, mama if that’s movin up then I’m MOVIN’ OUT!

# 5

I bet Joel and Christie get back together. They seem a more realistic couple than he did with this wife. At least they’re in the same age group.

# 6

I bet him and Christie do get back together. Maybe not married, but together again. At least they’re a more realistic couple than he was with this child bride. He’s in his 50′s.

# 7

Shocking!!! (NOT)

# 8

Im surprise they didnt add to their statement “we ask that you respect their privacy in this most difficult time”. My goodness all these statements they put out seem so dam n fake and generic. Can’t a celebrity for once put out a real statement

# 9

Don’t you mean William Joel – haha!

billy j must be a corker to live with. is lindsay lohan available.

Olg geezers are retarded @ 06/17/2009 at 7:40 pm

Well what did he expect? he’s thirty years older than she is. I really hate these creepy old men who go after women young enough to be their daughters. Newsflash you dirty old men: YOUNG WOMEN WANT A YOUNG HOTTIE MAN NOT YOU OLD SHRIVELLED UP GRANDPAS!
I bet Katie lee already has a young young stud waiting in the wings. Now she will have a large chunk of Billie’s money to spend with her new lover.

It would be nice if he and Christie would get back together . Neither of them have anything to prove in life. They are both successful in their own individual right. Christie has made a lot of bad choices since she split with Billy Joel and he hasn’t made the best choices either.
It would be cool if they can be together again. Billy and his uptown girl.

Gosh! I looked up the designer and he’s pretty damn hot! I don’t blame her!

give cher a call @ 06/17/2009 at 7:55 pm

Billy Joel should give Cher a call. She is more his age and he and Chaz could share a wardrobe.

showing my age @ 06/17/2009 at 7:57 pm

Sad for Billy. Although she seemed to just be a gold digger/further her career type thing. Which is fine, if they both went in knowing what the deal was.

A few months after attending a Joel concert back in the late 80′s, I heard the news that Christie and Billy broke up. I was heartbroken, to me it was like the news that Ken and Barbie spilt.

Billy and Christie have maintained good friendship over the years. He walking her down the isle of one of many her weddings.

And since Christie made the statement that she “would never marry again”, it would be cool if Billy and Christie hung out.

No surprise here. I mean age difference is massive and she got all the fame she needed from him . . .which he set himself up for by marrying someone a few years older than his daughter.

jalewis20009 @ 06/17/2009 at 8:08 pm

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Poor Piano man @ 06/17/2009 at 8:17 pm

I hope he doesn’t go back to Christie. Christie is a tramp she has three children by three different men and that is trashy.

Lol, I thought he was buying her a restaurant as of yesterday.

Billie married Katie for sex and her body. Katie married Billie for his money, they both knew what they were getting into. That kind of arrangement is a match made in hell.

@bettiep:
Yeah, same here. lol The designer is hot and closer to her age. There is no comparison between him and Billy.

Wow how come the tabs fall asleep on real stories>>>>

Any way Christie is a beauty and I think the whole Katie lee trying to be a celeb chef is gonna fizzle out. She had no personality.

A Christie and Billy reunion is kind of far fetch but they are friendly so a social life together is vey possible.

The tabs fell asleep on real stories like Billie Joel and his wife because they deal mostly in fabrications such as Angelina and Brad breaking up, Speidi falling in love with their horse, stuff that they sit behind their desk and make up stories.

liverwurst @ 06/17/2009 at 10:13 pm

@Olg geezers are retarded: Seriously? You think HE went after her? The little hoochie gold digger went after him more like…and this woman is 27? She looks 47 if a day! Girl looks older than Christy.

CaliWriter @ 06/17/2009 at 10:44 pm

And who didn’t see this one coming? LOL

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