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Billy Joel, 55, marries 23-year-old
Yahoo.com ^ | Oct 3, 2004

Posted on 10/04/2004 7:21:54 AM PDT by stainlessbanner

CENTRE ISLAND, N.Y. - Singer-songwriter Billy Joel (news) married his fiancee, 23-year-old Kate Lee, in a ceremony Saturday at his Long Island mansion, his record label said. Joel, 55, wed Lee in a sunset wedding at his waterfront home, Newsday reported in its online editions. Columbia Records, Joel's label, announced the marriage Saturday night. A spokeswoman for Joel could not immediately be reached for comment.

Joel, who was previously married twice, including to supermodel Christie Brinkley, has had more than two dozen Top 10 hits, including his signature song "Piano Man," which was released in 1973 and became a hit the next year.

Last month, Joel's star was placed on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Pantages Theatre, where the Tony Award-winning musical based on his songs, "Movin' Out," is playing through Oct. 31. He is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Lee, a native of Huntington, W.Va., recently graduated from Ohio's Miami University and works as a restaurant correspondent for the PBS show "George Hirsch: Living It Up!" She and Joel began dating last year, according to Newsday.


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KEYWORDS: billyjoel; dirtyoldman; marriage; pianoman
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Singer Billy Joel and Kate Lee hold hands at their wedding at Joel's home in Centre Island, New York, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004. Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray, far left, and an unidentified guest, are also seen.

1 posted on 10/04/2004 7:21:55 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner

I hope she has a driver's license.


2 posted on 10/04/2004 7:23:30 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

LOL--I was thinking the same thing. His wife will always be known as the "designated driver."


3 posted on 10/04/2004 7:24:53 AM PDT by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: stainlessbanner
Let's see. She's 23, and she knows that multimillionaire Mr. Joel has a penchant for getting into accidents at high speeds.

Every other year or so he flips his car, drives through someone's house, gets picked up for speeding drunk, etc.

She probably figures his luck can't hold out forever.

Probably a good investment on her part.

4 posted on 10/04/2004 7:25:04 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: stainlessbanner

Her momma didn't raise any dummies. He however, should be horsewhipped.


5 posted on 10/04/2004 7:25:51 AM PDT by toomuchcoffee
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To: Pharmboy

Is his daughter older than his wife?


6 posted on 10/04/2004 7:25:55 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: stainlessbanner

Pretty dress...

Isn't his daughter 23?

And where did all his hair go!!!


7 posted on 10/04/2004 7:26:33 AM PDT by najida (Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I am.)
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To: AppyPappy

Me too, she probably does have a drivers license.


8 posted on 10/04/2004 7:26:35 AM PDT by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens.)
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To: 1Old Pro

Not quite, but disturbingly close.


9 posted on 10/04/2004 7:27:11 AM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite, it's almost worth defending.)
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To: stainlessbanner
When asked why he was robbing the cradle, an a viagrative yet irate Joel snapped back at the paparazzi, "keep it to yourself, it's my life!"

10 posted on 10/04/2004 7:27:32 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo ( MSM is the nanny watchdog of everyone/everything; yet they explode w/rage when THEY are audited.)
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To: stainlessbanner
wed Lee in a sunset wedding

Seems appropriate.

11 posted on 10/04/2004 7:27:42 AM PDT by old3030 (Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped -- Elbert Hubbard)
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To: wideawake

Those who marry for money, earn every penny.

Ask John Kerry.


12 posted on 10/04/2004 7:28:21 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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To: najida

No, his daughter I believe is 19.


13 posted on 10/04/2004 7:28:25 AM PDT by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens.)
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To: television is just wrong

I was close! ;)


14 posted on 10/04/2004 7:29:13 AM PDT by najida (Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I am.)
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To: 1Old Pro
Is his daughter older than his wife?

Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley, born December 29, 1985.

15 posted on 10/04/2004 7:29:39 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Open your eyes.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Yeah that happens all the time. Lots of hot 20 year olds marry guys in their 50's here. Hell sometimes even in their 60's. Older men want to find a hot babe? Go to a nursing home!


16 posted on 10/04/2004 7:29:52 AM PDT by samm1148
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To: stainlessbanner

Any bets as to how long this lasts ? I say two years.


17 posted on 10/04/2004 7:30:36 AM PDT by somerville
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To: stainlessbanner

Only the good die young

Come out virginia, don’t let me wait
You catholic girls start much too late
Aw but sooner or later it comes down to fate
I might as well be the one

They showed you a statue, told you to pray
They built you a temple and locked you away
But they never told you the price that you pay
For things that you might have done.....
Only the good die young
Thats what I said
Only the good die young x2

You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd
We ain’t too pretty we ain’t too proud
We might be laughing a bit too loud
Aw but that never hurt no one

Come on virginia show me a sign
Send up a signal I’ll throw you the line
The stained-glass curtain you’re hiding behind
Never lets in the sun
Darlin’ only the good die young
(woah x5 )
I tell ya
Only the good die young x2

You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation
You got a brand new soul
Mmmm, and a cross of gold
But virginia they didn’t give you quite enough information
You didn’t count on me
When you were counting on your rosary
(oh woah woah)

They say there’s a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it’s better but I say it ain’t
I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
The sinners are much more fun...

You know that only the good die young
Oh woah baby
I tell ya
Only the good die young, x2

(just music here, saxaphone? )

You say your mother told you all that I could give you was a reputation
Aww she never cared for me
But did she ever say a prayer for me? oh woah woah

Come out come out virgina don’t let me wait,
The catholic girls start much too late
Sooner or later it comes down to fate
I might as well be the one,
U know that only the good die young

Im telling u baby
Only the good die young x2
Only the gooooooooooooooood
Only the good die young
Only the gooooooooooooooood
Only the good die young
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooo oooooooooo...


18 posted on 10/04/2004 7:31:00 AM PDT by Iron Eagle
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To: old3030
Since he's Jewish I don't think he's supposed to get married during the daytime on the Sabbath.

But it is still pretty symbolic.

19 posted on 10/04/2004 7:31:24 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: stainlessbanner
More power to him. Christie Brinkley left him. It crushed him. I don't recall her having a good reason for it. I suspect she left him for her new guy... but anyways, so he gets himself a nice new wife..

Having said that, he is undoubtedly a liberal putz, right? So I guess I have to denigrate him somehow....

20 posted on 10/04/2004 7:32:11 AM PDT by Paradox (Occam was probably right.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Wonder how many dead trees it took to print a copy of the pre-nup?


21 posted on 10/04/2004 7:32:31 AM PDT by asgardshill (Got a lump of coal? Tell Mary Mapes to 'shove it' - in 2 weeks you'll have a diamond.)
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To: stainlessbanner

Maybe she can start the fire.


22 posted on 10/04/2004 7:33:13 AM PDT by doug from upland (Jimmy Carter -- 80 years old and still screwing our country)
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To: toomuchcoffee
He however, should be horsewhipped.

Jealous?

23 posted on 10/04/2004 7:34:27 AM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: television is just wrong
> she probably does have a drivers license
....................................................................

My friends say no don't go
For that cotton candy
Son you're playing with fire
The kid will live and learn
As he watches his bridges burn
From the point of no return

Babylon sisters shake it
Babylon sisters shake it
So fine so young
Tell me I'm the only one

24 posted on 10/04/2004 7:36:01 AM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: 1Old Pro

Most gorgeous 23 year old babes get hot just thinking about 55 year old balding fat guys.


25 posted on 10/04/2004 7:36:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: 1Old Pro

According to the NY Post, his bride is four years older than his daughter. Whaddaya think, he's crazy or sumpin'? ;-)


26 posted on 10/04/2004 7:36:29 AM PDT by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: stainlessbanner

"Come on Viagra, don't make me wait..."
Maybe we could parody this. Any ideas?


27 posted on 10/04/2004 7:37:40 AM PDT by Catmom
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To: stainlessbanner

Does this mean I can marry a 23 yr old guy? Nah, I have raised my children already.


28 posted on 10/04/2004 7:38:40 AM PDT by marty60
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To: stainlessbanner

Gosh, he's 6 years older than my husband, and his new wife is our daughter's age.


29 posted on 10/04/2004 7:39:02 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch
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To: stainlessbanner

Yuck!

Shades of Anna Nicole....


30 posted on 10/04/2004 7:39:02 AM PDT by DSBull (Truth is the light of the World, shine it everywhere)
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To: Travis McGee
Most gorgeous 23 year old babes get hot just thinking about 55 year old balding fat guys. .........

Millions of dollars work wonders for a libido.

31 posted on 10/04/2004 7:39:27 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Travis McGee

Reminds me of the old joke. "Hey Mr. Joel how did you get a 23 year old girl to marry a 55 yo millionaire?".."I told her I was a 75 yo millionaire...".


32 posted on 10/04/2004 7:39:33 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Travis McGee

You forgot the last word of your sentence - "wallets" .


33 posted on 10/04/2004 7:39:42 AM PDT by Melinda
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To: Travis McGee
Most gorgeous 23 year old babes get hot just thinking about 55 year old balding fat guys

checkbooks.

34 posted on 10/04/2004 7:39:47 AM PDT by marty60
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To: najida

"where did all his hair go"

In the bottom drawer of the night stand.


35 posted on 10/04/2004 7:40:36 AM PDT by DSBull (Truth is the light of the World, shine it everywhere)
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To: Paradox

"I don't recall her having a good reason for it."

As I recall, she had been very circumspect in her remarks, in deference to her then-younger daughter's feelings for her father. Brinkley had only stated that just because someone can write a good song full of feeling doesn't mean that he is that same person he writes from.


36 posted on 10/04/2004 7:42:34 AM PDT by January24th
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To: Paradox

On the other hand, he's likely a liberal putz who sticks to music and not politics. As I recall, his only major political activity was trying to save blue-collar fishermen from being priced and taxed out of their own homes by nouveau-riche wannabes who moved into the Hamptons.

He's not on Bruce's Tour of Fools, and writes pretty damned good music. That's good enough for this old Joel fan. . .


37 posted on 10/04/2004 7:43:19 AM PDT by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: najida
Isn't his daughter 23?

I can hear it now - "Just call me 'mom'"

38 posted on 10/04/2004 7:44:25 AM PDT by Gil4
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To: Iron Eagle

LOL! Not where I went to school. :o


39 posted on 10/04/2004 7:46:07 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (lib­ˇerˇal - noun: šA person who is so open-minded that their brains have fallen out)
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To: stainlessbanner
Moral-liberals are allowed to get married and have families. They don't have to be personally involved in promiscuity, prostitution, pornography, perversion, adultery, sodomy, homosexuality, and abortion, (even as they preach and proselytize such things to young people and belittle and ridicule virtue while laughing all the way to the bank.)

But they are expected to adhere to moral-liberal PC thinking that such evils are okay for others.

40 posted on 10/04/2004 7:48:45 AM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Gil4
Ted: Now your dad's actually going for it in your room.

Bill: Shut up, Ted.

Ted: Your step-mom is cute, though.

Bill: Shut up, Ted.

Ted: Remember when I asked her to the prom?

Bill: Shut up Ted.

41 posted on 10/04/2004 7:51:40 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: AppyPappy

I thought King Hussein was dead.


42 posted on 10/04/2004 8:03:54 AM PDT by 12B
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To: T. Jefferson

If she rolls over, she may crush him.


43 posted on 10/04/2004 8:04:38 AM PDT by T. Jefferson
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To: najida

I love Billy's music! :o)


44 posted on 10/04/2004 8:11:15 AM PDT by TheBigB (I < heart > Sam McPherson!)
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To: stainlessbanner

It must be love. He probably has nothing to do with large fortune this guy has managed to amass during his career. But all the power to him.

If I could have some 23 year old on my arm, I wouldn't be complaining. And what the heck. It's only money.


45 posted on 10/04/2004 8:11:50 AM PDT by jerod
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To: stainlessbanner
Singer-songwriter Billy Joel (news) married his fiancee, 23-year-old Kate Lee, in a ceremony Saturday at his Long Island mansion, his record label said. Joel, 55,...

First off over the weekend I heard that she was 22...not big deal between 22/23 AND 55! And secondly...SOME men just never grow up!It's like they can never give up playing with dolls...sissys IMHO.

46 posted on 10/04/2004 8:14:38 AM PDT by nfldgirl ("It was on a Monday, somebody touched me! ... must have been the hand of the Lord!")
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To: Freebird Forever

Of whom? Not lesbo, and not a pedaphile. Rude, dude.


47 posted on 10/04/2004 8:18:09 AM PDT by toomuchcoffee
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To: stainlessbanner
Billy Joel did NOT marry a 23 year old woman.

Billy Joel's MONEY married a 23 year old woman.

If Billy Joel were as in-debt and broke as I am, his chances of marrying any 23 year old woman - regardless of how she looked - would be about the same as a guy swimming in the middle of the Ohio River in February being attacked and eaten by a great white shark (my abject apologies to Greg Norman).

More power to ya, Billy!

48 posted on 10/04/2004 8:18:45 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: Gil4

If he married any younger he'd be taking her to school in the morning..."Look both ways when you cross the street now...daddy doesn't want to be lonely at night!"


49 posted on 10/04/2004 8:30:36 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (The Democrats must be defeated in 2004)
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To: toomuchcoffee
Not lesbo, and not a pedaphile. Rude, dude.

There is no lesbian or pedophile mentioned anywhere in this article.

Quit eating paint chips. The damage is becoming apparent.

50 posted on 10/04/2004 8:40:03 AM PDT by Freebird Forever
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