Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party


NEW YORK — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple’s annual
Fourth of July party.
The singer’s spokeswoman Claire Mercuri says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presided over Saturday’s nuptials
at Joel’s Long Island estate. She says the small group of family and friends at the party didn’t know
the couple planned to exchange vows. Among those in attendance were Alexa Ray Joel, his daughter with
his second wife, model Christie Brinkley, and actor Kevin James.
People magazine first reported the wedding.
Sixty-six-year-old Joel and Roderick, 34, have been dating since 2009 and are expecting their first
child. This is his fourth marriage.
Joel is currently on tour. On Wednesday, he set a record for most performances by a single artist at
Madison Square Garden with his 65th show, besting Elton John.
The story has been corrected fix the spelling of Roderick, not Rodrick, in fourth paragraph.
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