Billy Joel Divorcing His Wife Over An Affair

June 17, 2009 By:
Billy Joel Divorcing His Wife Over An Affair

Another one bites the dust! Billy Joel is reportedly divorcing his much-younger wife Katie Lee. 60-year old Billy is reportedly splitting from his 27-year old wife over an alleged affair she has been having. Seriously though, can you blame the girl??

Reps for Billy and Katie told the NY Daily News, "After nearly five years of marriage, Billy and Katie have decided to separate.”

Rumor has it Katie’s been hooking up with the much more age-appropriate Isreali fashion designer Yigal Azrouel, who is 36.

Sources say Katie and Yigal were spotted dirty dancing in Miami in January and that Azrouel has referred to Lee as "my girlfriend."

A rep for the Joels Claire Mercuri 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.

Joel's spokeswoman Claire Mercuri denies the allegations, saying, "Their decision to separate was absolutely unrelated to Yigal."

The source tells NY Daily News, "It was really the age difference that caught up with them," said a friend of the couple.

"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."

Mercuri said in a statement, "Billy's doing fine. He's looking forward to resuming his Face2Face Tour with Elton John."

What’s interesting is that just yesterday there were reports of Billy buying Sag Harbor seafood restaurant Jeff and Eddy's. Maybe this is what he intends on giving her in the divorce! We’re sure she’s hoping for a little more!