Billy Joel's Ex-Wife Congratulates Him on Baby News

Myrna SuarezBilly Joel’s third ex-wife Katie Lee has offered her congratulations to the singer, following the news that he’s expecting a baby with girlfriend Alexis Roderick. Food Network host Katie, who was married to Billy from 2004 to 2006, tells Extra she has nothing but good wishes for the couple.

“I’m really happy for them,” she says. “He’s a great guy, he deserves all the happiness in the world, and he’s a terrific father so I’m really, really happy.”

She adds that she still speaks with Billy and that they’ve remained close. “He will always be in my life and I think he’s just the greatest,” she says.

A rep for Billy confirmed to ABC News Tuesday that the 65-year-old and his 33-year-old girlfriend will welcome their first child together this summer. It will be Billy’s second child. He and his ex-wife Christie Brinkley have a 29-year-old daughter, singer/songwriter Alexa Ray Joel.

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