Billy Joel Marries Alexis Roderick In Surprise 4th Of July Ceremony

Billy Joel is a married man! Joel and his longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick said ‘I do’ in a surprise ceremony on the 4th of July, reports People.

Joel’s spokesperson told People that the couple “surprised guests at their annual July 4th party by exchanging vows in front of family and close friends.” The ceremony was held at Joel’s home on Long Island with New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo – a longtime friend of Joel’s – presiding over the service.

Joel’s daughter with ex-wife Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray, 29, was among the guests at the intimate ceremony, along with actor Kevin James. Brinkley even posted a photo of the happy couple with the message “Congratulation to the glowing bride and groom..And to my daughter Alexa, who has a wonderful friend in Alexis! Wishing the growing family every happiness!”

Roderick also shared a photo on Instagram Monday morning of her and Joel together during the ceremony.

“Thank you for all the well-wishes! We had an incredible day, filled with an abundance of lover. I am left without words to describe the feeling of being married!” she wrote in the photo’s caption. “No one can prepare you for the shift in emotion and state-of-calm that you feel to share this bond. I am so lucky to share this life with my new husband. We are the best of friends.”

Alexis added that she hope the couple’s baby girl on the way “grows up to be like her selfless father,” just like her big sister, Alexa.

Joel, 66, and Roderick, 33, have been together since 2009 and previous announced they’re expecting a child together this summer. This is Joel’s fourth marriage.

Congrats to the happy couple! See the sweet photo below.

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