During their brief five-year marriage, Lee started her own foodie website, wrote a cookbook and hosted the first season of Top Chef, before being replaced by Padma Lakshmi.
'I don’t want to just be Billy Joel’s wife,' she told the Post in 2008. It doesn’t matter who I’m married to — I’m going to have my own job and my own identity.'She added: 'If I didn’t work, they’d say, "She just sits around and spends his money and eats bonbons".
While he was on tour in 2008, Joel frequently saw Lee partying back in New York and at Art Basel in Miami. The couple's daughter, Della Rose Joel, was born a month later. However, she was spotted with a mystery man in Miami in January.
The 35-year-old chef, television host, and Hamptons magazine columnist originally bought the home for $3.55million in 2011 - two years after she divorced the Piano Man, 68.
According to the listing, from Nancy Mizrahi of Saunders Real Estate, the 6,325-square-foot home is set on just under two acres and includes seven bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms.
In May, Joel's second wife Christie Brinkley put her Hamptons home of nearly two decades - named Tower Hill - on the market for a cool $29.5million.
It was an understandable concern - it is 20 years since Joel’s last pop record, and 11 since he headlined in his native Long Island – but unnecessary: the show, a warm-up for his imminent, sold-out British tour, was ecstatically received.
Sometimes I feel like Dorothy and I have to keep reminding myself I’m not in Kansas anymore. This is all new to me.'Just a few months after their marriage, Joel winded up in rehab again. Just don’t send me messages, don’t leave me cute little phone calls, don’t tease me, don’t f*** with me, just end it. Don’t do that to an old guy,"' he said, according to Fred Schruers' biography of the living legend.
When he was released, Lee encouraged him to start performing again. The two divorced in 2009, and Lee got to keep their .9million West Village townhouse, which she resold two years later for more than million. In July 2015, he married his fourth wife, Alexis Roderick, a former Morgan Stanley executive and equestrian, who was 33 years old at the time.Billy Joel has sold more than 150 million albums, his Greatest Hits double album alone has shifted 23 million copies, and he is the third biggest-selling solo artist of all time in the United States, bigger than Springsteen, Madonna and Michael Jackson.Which is pretty good going for someone who says he has a horrible piano-playing technique and is not a real rock star.Last August, Joel sweetly sang "Uptown Girl" to Brinkley during another one of his shows at Madison Square Garden. Joel married former Morgan Stanley executive and equestrian, Alexis Roderick, in July, and the two welcomed a baby girl named Della Rose in August.Meanwhile, Brinkley doesn't seem opposed to the possibility of entering into her fifth marriage with 64-year-old Mellencamp."I think that artists are the most amazing people because they're constantly creating beauty for the world," she added about having an obvious thing for musicians.