Billy Joel and Third Wife Split

June 18, 2009 - 5:15 AM
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Billy Joel and third wife Katie Lee Joel arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York on May 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

New York (AP) - Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee are confirming a split.
 
In a statement, the pair said that they remain "caring friends with admiration and respect for each other." They got married five years ago at Joel's mansion on New York's Long Island.
 
A representative for Joel did not immediately respond to the question of whether the couple were getting a divorce.
 
This was the Piano Man's third marriage, her first.
 
The 60-year-old Joel is one of pop's most successful singer-songwriters; Katie Lee Joel hosted the first season of Bravo TV's "Top Chef."
 
He recorded the song "All My Life" as an anniversary gift to his 27-year-old wife two years ago.