Getty Images. Katie and Yigal at a party in February.
Thrice-married Billy Joel
, 59, is reportedly being told by friends to ditch his wife of four years, Katie Lee
, 27. According to The National Enquirer
, Mrs. Joel is getting a little too close for comfort to NYC-based designer Yigal Azrouel
You may not have heard of Israeli-born Azrouel, but he's a darling of the fashion elite for both his sophisticated designs and his charm (a headline at NY Mag
's fashion blog The Cut
claims, "Yigal Azrouel Even More Attractive Than His Clothes").
But if you're surprised there are actually straight fashion designers to be had, The National Enquirer
claims you're not alone: Billy initially thought Yigal - being a male fashion designer - was gay. but when someone told him the guy was heterosexual and had women hanging all over him, Billy began to worry.
Billy married Katie Lee in 2004, when she was a year out of college. His ex-wife Christie Brinkley
attended their nuptials and gave the couple her blessing.More pictures of Katie Lee Joel:More pictures of Yigal Azrouel:More pictures of Yigal Azrouel:More pictures of Yigal Azrouel:More pictures of Yigal Azrouel: