What is there to say about Katie Lee Joel? This is the young, attractive wife of Billy Joel.

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Singer Billy Joel and his wife, Katie Lee Joel, are splitting up, the couple confirmed to the New York Daily News on Wednesday.

"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."

Rumors have swirled for months that the marriage was on the rocks.

Various reports have linked Lee, a 27-year-old chef and author, with Yigal Azrouel, a dashing 36-year-old Israeli-born fashion designer.

Sources reported seeing them dancing in Miami in January and have claimed that at times Azrouel referred to Lee as "my girlfriend."

Reps insist that Azrouel was just a friend and that Billy, 60, was happy to skip the parties, fashion shows and fundraisers his younger wife enjoyed.

"Their decision to separate was absolutely unrelated to Yigal," Joel's spokeswoman, Claire Mercuri said.

"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."

Still, the friend added, "I can't imagine the stories about Yigal helped."

He and Lee married in October of 2004. His nine-year marriage to model Christie Brinkley, the mother of their daughter Alexa, ended in 1994.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Katie Lee Joel is used to serving up entrees and segues as the former host of the reality show, Top Chef. But is the wife of Billy Joel ready to get served in this fashion face-off?

Pictured below, Katie Lee looks pretty - but she's really no match for the other two vixens wearing the same dress. One, of course, is Paris Hilton. And she deserves props for simply wearing clothes.

Paris Hilton, Brittany Flickinger

(But if you wish to see Paris Hilton nude at all, we've got your hook-up).

The third competitor in this clash is Olivia Wilde, former lesbian on The OC and current star of the new NBC show, The Black Donnellys.

So, who do you think looks the best in this outfit? And how long until Brody Jenner makes a move on her?

by Mischalova at . Comments

Billy Joel has done alright for himself. Multiple car accidents and drinking problems aside, this is a well-known, acclaimed, rich singer.

One that has been married to Christie Brinkley.

Meanwhile, Joel has also fathered a young, hopeful singer: Alexa Ray Joel. There's just one problem:

Some people mix up this 20-year daughter with her 25-year old step mother. Indeed, Katie Lee Joel - host of Top Chef - tied the knot with Billy a couple years ago and won't exactly get confused with Anna Nicole Smith, either.

It would be awfully embarassing if Billy ever got his two girls mixed up. But do you know which young hottie is which?

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