Was Billy Joel Gay? What is Billy Joel Sexuality?

April 20, 2023   | June 30, 2023  | 

    Billy Joel is one of the iconic musicians who has sold over 160 million records worldwide as a solo artist. Some of his major hit albums include ‘Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2,’ ‘The Stranger,’ and more. As a prominent singer, Joel has always been in the media. One thing that is frequently asked about him is his sexuality. So, was Billy Joel gay?

    Over the years, some online tabloids reported that Billy Joel was gay. So, many of his fans started speculating about his sexuality.

    Was Billy Joel Gay? Know About His Sexuality

    Billy wasn’t gay. He is heterosexual or straight by his sexuality. But, still, there are some speculations about Billy being gay. The hearsay about him being gay first emerged in the late 1990s when an unknown guy asked a question on a Google Group,

    “My fiance told me that She had heard that Billy Joel was gay. I have never heard any such thing and I was wondering if any of you can help me out with finding out the truth.”

    Responding to his query, most of the commentators told that Joel isn’t but his fiance was probably confusing the artist with Elton John who is indeed gay.

    Billy isn’t gay. 

    Billy Joel Supports LGBTQ

    Although Joel isn’t gay, the artist staunchly supports the LGBTQ. In June 2021, Billy was among 300 artists to “urge the Senate to pass the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ people.”

    He also announced his involvement on his Instagram and Twitter by writing,

    “Stand with the LGBTQ community and urge the Senate to pass the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ people. Join @allycoalition and @theneatorg for a Night of Action on June 24th 7pm ET/4pm PT to learn how you can help the Equality Act pass. Link in bio.”


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    What is Billy Joel Sexuality?

    As mentioned earlier, Billy is straight. Over the years, the prominent artist has been married four times. He first married Elizabeth Weber Small. For the second time, Billy married his second wife Christie Brinkley, a model. However, the two divorced on August 26, 1994.

    Billy Joel with his fourth wife Alexis. 

    Eight years after his second divorce, Billy went on to marry chef, Katie Lee, who is currently married to Ryan Biegel. They, nonetheless, announced their separation in mid-2009. For the fourth time, Billy married Alexis Roderick, an equestrian in July 2015.

    The couple has a huge age gap of 33 years. Despite that, the two are still leading a happy married life.