Will Arnett, 43, has been ‘cozying up’ to divorcee Katie Lee, 31: makes sense?

The last time I wrote about Katie Lee, she was rubbing her homemade crumpets on Russell Crowe, allegedly. I believe Russell Crowe – who was at that point somewhat estranged from his wife – later denied the reports of Katie Lee-canoodling. I tended to believe it, though. Katie Lee married Billy Joel when she was, like, 23 years old and they were divorced before her 30th birthday. She has a type – older, richer men who seem to have rather sketchy personal lives. Some call her a golddigger. But I think she’s probably just a garden-variety starf—er. Anyway, it seems like Katie has gotten a hold of her latest rich, older celebrity man: Will Arnett.

There’s a new budding summer romance in Hollywood. E! News has exclusively learned that Will Arnett has been cozying up to celebrity chef Katie Lee. Katie appears to be the first leading lady on Will’s arm since he split from comedienne Amy Poehler in September of last year.

The Arrested Development star dished to Details magazine about his newfound single status, saying “I’ve found my happiness,” and revealed his recent “obsession” with the gym.

“If going to the gym obsessively for eight, nine months was my way of dealing, then let that be my worst problem,” Will told the mag. “Life is challenging, and I’d say that there’s no guidebook—but there’s about a million guidebooks out there.”

And considering Katie’s impressive skills in the kitchen, it looks like Will may still need to maintain his relationship with the gym!

Will also confessed in the interview that dating “all seems very scary.”

“I don’t know what you do,” he joked. “Do you put an announcement in the trades?”

Katie was married to Billy Joel for five years before the two announced their divorce in 2009. Will and Amy wed in 2003 and have two sons together, Archie, 4, and Abel, 2. This was his second trip down the aisle—he previously divorced Penelope Ann Miller in 1995 after one year of marriage. Maybe third time’s a charm for the funnyman?

But Will isn’t the only one who is moving on after his marriage ended. Amy reportedly began dating fellow comedian Nick Kroll six months after she announced that she and Will were getting a divorce. The 41-year-old Parks and Recreation star and her new beau were most recently spotted on Aug. 4 on a dinner date in Hollywood at Hungry Cat following the TCA Awards.

The two first went public with their relationship back in May and reportedly met on the set of her hit show, where Kroll has a recurring role as “The Douche.” How ironic!

A rep for Will could not be reached for comment.

[From E! News]

Arnett could certainly do worse. And Katie Lee could do worse too. She’s discreet, he’s rich. She’s pretty and perky and young and Will’s career… well, maybe “floundering” is too strong, so let’s just say that he’s had difficulty fulfilling his promise as a go-to comedic actor. I think this relationship will either last for two months or two decades. You never know.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Does anyone know why she and Billy Joel got a divorce? I wonder why she didn’t stay married to him.

    She looks young, too young. If you guys hadn’t said her age, I would’ve thought that she was 24,25 max. So picturing her with Will Arnett is just weird. Of course, I may never get over the Poehler-Arnett divorce, so there you go.

    I would hope that he has enough sense not to go out w/a golddigger/starf*cker, but apparently a lot of celebs like that kind of thing.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      ~~~ Katie Lee wanted to stay based out of manhattan to nourish her cooking career. Billy Joel doesnt like to leave his Hamptons Haven. So, there was that. Then he saw a widely publicized photo of her dancing with a fashion designer. The photo did look BAD. Very cozy. Joel called her and told her to “hit the road” over the phone. She got their village brownstone in the divorce.

    • L says:

      Methinks his drinking/drug use also played a role in that split. Within 2 years of them he getting married, he was in 3 single car accidents and also checked into Betty Ford around the same time. He described using ‘booze as medication’ in that period.

      So I don’t think he was a very easy guy to be married to.

      • Kitten Mittens says:

        I LOVE Billy Joel. He’s an admittedly mean drunk at times, but not physically threatening. Just damaging himself. All his marriages ended with his alcoholism playing a good role in that. He is however is very up front that he drinks a lot and get use to it or say goodbye now.
        Will is also said to have a pretty terrible drinking habit along with bouts of severe depression. Not to mention a long family history of both.
        Katie will be nothing, but damaging for him and encourage that self medicating lifestyle. I feel for him.

        And Will and Amy were so funny in Blades of Glory. They were a really funny pair of comedians.

    • Bridget says:

      Supposedly she cheated.

  2. Erinn says:

    Unhand him!

    Nobody touches my Gob without my approval.

  3. lucy2 says:

    I’m still sad about him and Amy too, but I hope they both find happiness. I don’t know if someone who seems super into dating celebrities is the best way to do that, but we’ll see.

  4. Launicaangelina says:

    Michael K said something about Will falling off the wagon too many times and Amy was done. I didn’t realize he had issues with alcohol.

    • emmie_a says:

      Will has openly talked about his past as an alcoholic…

      Him and Katie together just isn’t right. He is supposed to clean up his act and get back together with Amy! Will and Amy just seem to go together.

      But I have to admire Amy for getting out if he did succumb to his old ways and wasn’t trying to get help – that takes a lot of courage.

  5. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    She gorgeous but I would be leery of any man that couldnt “make it happen” with the mother of his TWO kids. In addition to that he’s been divorced twice. Not good in my opinion. Id stay far away. She can do better. Id hold out for someone more reliable.

    • Meredith says:

      A friend of mine (’40′s) just had her 1st marriage end after a year because he got cold feet (???). It was his 3rd marriage (maybe his feet get cold a lot!). I told her he is entering Tom Cruise territory – over 50 and potentially looking for wife #4. One failed marriage isn’t unusual – but more than that is a screaming warning sign.

    • MJ says:

      You could be right, but my dad is on his third marriage at 64, and has been with the same woman for 24 years. Some people take a long time to grow up. Doesn’t make it right, but it’s something to consider.

    • Bridget says:

      Poehler and Arnett were also both working on TV series, which requires long, long days – honestly, they couldn’t have been spending any time together by the time their marriage was done. Supposedly they just didnt work out.

  6. danielle says:

    I think shes a flat out gold digger, but billy joel was probably a handful. Isn’t he an alcoholic?

  7. MJ says:

    I think she probably earned whatever she got in the divorce. Billy Joel has been a raging alcoholic mess for decades, and was in three drunk driving accidents within two years, including one where he drove into a house. Trips to rehab and a public intervention of sorts by Elton John haven’t changed things, so I think it’s fair to say she got out for her own good. She doesn’t seem that interesting compared to Amy, but maybe they’re just having some fun. They both deserve it.

    Link to the Elton John comments during a Rolling Stone interview: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/billy-joel-responds-to-elton-johns-tough-love-in-the-new-rolling-stone-20110202

  8. Barrett says:

    I see is picture and laugh…GOB! I can’t take him seriously in any light.

  9. Bridget says:

    Her wedding photos with Billy Joel literally looked like a bride with her father on her wedding day.

  10. cubfan34 says:

    He’s 33 years her senior. It was never going to work.

    She’s really beautiful.

  11. MSMLNP says:

    On a side note, I think her cookbooks and recipes are really good…and I am no hack in the kitchen.

  12. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Katie Lee has the same legs as Katie Holmes – except for the lips they look very similar as well.

  13. Tiffany says:

    She was an up and coming cook (?) and needed a name a notoriety. She got it in a multi millionaire musician who home base is The Hamptons. Yeah, she got what she needed out of that marriage.

    • Jayna says:

      So did he, a young hot body and beautiful girl.

    • Original Me says:

      She wasn’t an up and coming anything when she met Billy Joel. She was still in high school. She was on a shopping trip to NYC with her friend and friend’s mom. Billy Joel spotted her in a hotel lobby and the rest is history. Gross. She goes around telling people she was 21 but she was really 18.

  14. Jennykins says:

    GOB is turning into te same boring Hollywood stereotype. You lost your hot, buddy. I’d rather hear more about Amy and Nick Krull!

  15. Mean Hannah says:

    I am probably the only one here who thought that Amy and Will was not a good pairing. He is an actor – and there was a lot of good fortune and luck behind his success as a comedian, and being with Amy gave him more cred than he deserved. This pairing, with silly Kati Joel makes more sense. She is not a gold digger, per se, and I bet she doesn’t see herself that way. She reminds me of a lot of girls I knew back in HS. Upper middle class girls from affluent homes, smart enough, pretty enough, but not enough to make her way in the world and earn enough to keep up the lifestyle she’s accustomed to. Rich boyfriends and husbands make life a little easier.