Billy Joel split from his 27-year-old wife Katie Lee just a little over a month ago, and he’s already got himself a new girlfriend. Naturally one might worry that Billy, 60, would make the same mistake and find himself a much younger lady love, but it appears he’s learned his lesson. Billy is dating much more age appropriate actress Alex Donnelley, who used to star on “The Young and The Restless.” And she’s 50! I say that with an exclamation point not because 50 is old, but because it’s such a rational age for Billy to date.
LIFE is good for Billy Joel . Just a month after separating from wife No. 3, Katie Lee Joel, the Piano Man is dating Alex Donnelley, the former star of “The Young and The Restless.” Joel — who continues to break records touring stadiums with Elton John this summer — met Donnelley through friends backstage at his recent Washington, DC, concert. “The two hit it off immediately,” said an insider. The actress has been visiting Joel at his home in Sag Harbor, where they go boating or ride around on Joel’s custom motorcycles.
[From Page Six]
I would hope that if Billy’s learned his lesson about dating someone who’s in the same life stage, he’s also learned not to take things too quickly. I always find it strange that celebrities are jetting off to tropical locals and staying at each other’s vacation homes at the point when most of us are on date eight. They just seem to move at a much quicker pace, which is probably why their relationships also seem to reach their end sooner. And chilling at a mansion in Sag Harbor and boating around is certainly not a bad way to spend a summer.
Hopefully this romance will at least help Billy move on from his last marriage. It’s too early to say, but it could even result in another one.
Here’s Billy Joel performing with Elton John during the ‘Face 2 Face Tour 2009′ at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 26th. Images thanks to WENN.com .