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His Relationship With Elle MacPherson

One of Billy Joel’s lesser-known romantic relationships was with supermodel Elle MacPherson. Joel felt intimidated dating a supermodel and wrote a song about it.

elle macpherson posing for a photo in 2016
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That song happened to be “And So It Goes.” The lyrics were about him knowing the relationship wasn’t going to last when MacPherson started getting more famous.