AMY & JOEY MAY TAKE A NEW SHOT
SPLIT WITH SPOUSES - ON THE SAME DAY
By DAVID K. LI in L.A. and KIERAN CROWLEY and HASANI GITTENS in N.Y.
May 4, 2007 -- Reunited . . . and it feels so odd?
Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafuoco are separating from their respective spouses - suspiciously on the same day - amid talk that the Long Island Lolita and the Manic Mechanic are headed for another televised reunion.
No one has filed for divorce yet, but sources say Fisher, 32, and her husband, Lou Bellera, 55, have split.
One of the "issues" in the breakup of the five-year marriage was infidelity, one source claimed.
"I think it may be Lou who gets there first" and files for divorce, said the source, who asked not to be identified.
"Yeah, they are in an unreconciled situation right now" and are speaking to lawyers, the source confirmed. "They are definitely separating."
At the same time, Buttafuoco's wife of two years, Evanka, 45, told The Post yesterday that she's done with her 52-year-old hubby, who was released from a three-month stint in L.A. County jail on April 28.
"I'm going to Los Angeles Superior Court [today]. I'm going to file for divorce. There's been a turn of events," Evanka said.
She did not elaborate on what was causing so much emotional distress in their two-year marriage.
Buttafuoco told The Post, "All I can say is two words: I'm devastated. That's all I can say. I'm very sad."
Though he's still carrying a torch for Evanka, Buttafuoco also appears to be getting closer to Fisher, who shot and wounded his first wife, Mary Jo, in the head in front of the Buttafuoco's Massapequa home in 1992.
In an interview to air tonight on "Entertainment Tonight/The Insider," taped while Buttafuoco was serving his three-month sentence for illegal ammunitions possession, he reveals that he reached out to Fisher "several times" from behind bars.
"There's definitely, um, communication there," he said coyly.
Asked if he sees himself ever getting together with her again, the jailbird was cagey.
"Like in a romantic way? Or for dinner? For dinner, yes . . . and I'm . . . very happy with Evanka," he said.
But he added, "One thing we do learn from these experiences is that life does take some very strange twists and turns."
Buttafuoco has turned soft on Fisher, whom he told to "burn in hell" last May in an explosive interview that reunited them and his ex-wife, Mary Jo.
In that same interview, Fisher and Mary Jo shared an awkward hug after Joey angrily stormed off the set.
Fisher, who was 17 when she shot Mary Jo, served a seven-year sentence.
TV producer David Krieff, who brokered the three-way made-for-TV reunion between the Buttafuocos and Fisher last year, said they are planning another televised sit-down.
Krieff said he plans to have Fisher walk Buttafuoco back through the crime scene.