Crooner Billy Joel to divorce his third wife
Billy Joel is splitting from yet another Uptown Girl.
The Piano Man and his third wife, chef and author Katie Lee, have called it quits, their reps said yesterday. The May-December couple, who have battled rumors of her infidelity for months, were married less than five years.
This decision is the result of much thought and consideration, the representatives told the Daily News. Billy and Katie remain caring friends, with admiration and respect for each other.
Lee, 27, has been tied to hunky fashion designer Yigal Azrouel, 36, who has been seen escorting her to events. Joel's rep has denied the speculation, and told the News that Azrouel had nothing to do with the couple's decision.It was really the age difference that caught up with them," a friend of the couple told the News. "They grew apart. She is very career-oriented. She loves going out. She loves the city. When Billy isn't touring, he'd rather be on Long Island with his motorcycles and boats."
Lee and Joel have no children and entered into a prenuptial agreement before they married in October 2004 at one of Joel's Long Island homes.
Joel was previously married to Christie Brinkley and before her, his business manager, Elizabeth Weber. Brinkley and Joel have a daughter together.