Barry Egan breezily writes in the Belfast Telegraph: “Billy and I are sitting at a desk in his vintage bike shop-cum museum. ‘That’s my wife,’ Billy says [in] introducing the heavily pregnant Alexis Roderick, whom he started dating in 2009 and got married to at his Oyster Bay mansion on July 4, 2015.
“She has just arrived with their [2—year-old] daughter Della Rose and a little dog, Jack. ‘We are due next month.’”
Joel, briefly an Angeleno, says Della Rose was “pretty good” at sleeping through the night.
“I hope the next one will,” he adds.
CNN notes that Joel also has a daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, 31, with his second wife, Christie Brinkley. (Alexis is wife No. 4.)
The Belfast story notes Joel grew up without a father and quotes the singing legend as saying:. “My role model would have been my maternal grandfather. He was a student of Bertrand Russell. My grandfather was the smartest man I ever knew.”