Billy Joel leaves third wife Katie LeeJune 19th, 2009 - 2:49 am ICT by John Le Fevre
American rock musician, singer-songwriter, and classical composer Billy Joel has separated from his third wife, it was announced yesterday.
Grammy Award winner Joel, 60, whose hits include Uptown Girl, married TV food critic Katie Lee, 27, in 2004.
In 2007, Joel briefly returned to pop songwriting and recording with a single titled All My Life – which he wrote for Katie Lee.
He was previously married to model Christie Brinkley, with whom he has a daughter, and his business manager Elizabeth Weber Small.
According to the RIAA, Billy Joel is the sixth best-selling recording artist in the United States.
Joel had Top 10 hits in the 70s, 80s, and 90s and has had 33 Top 40 hits in the United States.
He is also a five-time Grammy Award winner, a 23-time Grammy nominee and has sold in excess of 150 million albums worldwide
In March 2009, Joel resumed his popular Face to Face tour with fellow piano man Elton John. The tour is expected to go on and off for two years and travel around the world.
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