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Billy Joel’s Wife: ‘I Got a Delivery — and it Was Valentine’s Day Flowers’

Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee Joel yesterday announced that, after less than five years together, their union is kaput.

But just five months ago, the Piano Man was still wooing his 27-year- old beauty.

Katie with Billy at "The Deperted" premiere in 2006.

Foreshadowing: Katie with Billy at "The Departed" premiere in 2006.

On February 14, Katie told us she’d gotten a “very pretty” bouquet from Billy (or at least we assume it was him).

Interviewed on Join Us at the Table, chef Katie, who’s a former host of Bravo’s Top Chef, was out promoting her new book, The Comfort Table at the time.

But her appearance was a bit delayed, as she explained to hosts Nancy Ancrum and Robbie Bell.

“I’m sorry I’m late. I got a delivery – and it was Valentine’s Day flowers,” said Katie, who is 33 years younger than her superstar hubby.

“So I had to race downstairs and get my flowers. They were very pretty.”

The Joels’ marriage has reportedly been rocky for months.

CAPTION: And with Yigal in 2009: The reason she's movin' out?

And with Yigal in 2009: The reason why she's movin' out?

In April, the New York Post reported that Katie had been getting cozy with Israeli fashion designer Yigal Azrouel, who’s just nine years her senior.

“They’re spending a lot of time together,” a source told the paper’s Page Six column. “She’s always with him. She rarely goes out to spend time [with Billy] and instead stays in the city near Yigal.”

To hear Katie Lee’s full interview, click here.