Billy Joel Marries in a Surprise July 4 Wedding

Weds longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick on Long Island estate
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
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Posted Jul 5, 2015 7:37 AM CDT
In this 2013 file photo, Alexis Roderick and Billy Joel at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual "An Enduring Vision" gala. Joel married Roderick in a surprise ceremony at their annual July 4 party.   (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – Billy Joel wed longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick yesterday, turning the couple's annual Fourth of July party at the Piano Man's Long Island estate into a surprise wedding, reports People. The couple, 66 and 33 and together since 2009, are expecting a baby daughter this summer. Joel's 29-year-old daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, was on hand, as was her mom, Christie Brinkley, notes Page Six, who's famously on good terms with her ex. Brinkley Instagrammed a photo of the newlyweds, " wishing the growing family every happiness!" New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officiated.

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