Billy Joel is a legendary American pianist, singer-songwriter and composer. The native New Yorker was born within the Bronx on May 9, 1949, and raised on Long Island in Hicksville, New York. His ardour for music began at a younger age when the “Piano Man” first laid his palms on the keys. From there, he stop highschool to pursue his music profession. After taking part in round with numerous bands, he launched into his solo profession and signed a contract with Columbia Records in 1972. He continued to put in writing new music for the following 20 years, producing hits like “Uptown Girl,” “New York State Of Mind” and “Movin’ Out.” While his legendary Madison Square Garden residency is ready to finish in 2024, Billy has had fairly a number of main profession updates this yr. He launched his first new music in 17 years “Turn the Lights Back On” on February 1. He’s additionally set to carry out on the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 4.
As far as his love life goes, the Kennedy Center Honors recipient first married Elizabeth Weber Small in 1973, however the two divorced in 1982. After a short relationship with Elle Macpherson, he went on to wed Christie Brinkley in 1985. They had their first and solely baby, Alexa Ray Joel later that yr. Their marriage lasted for 9 years they usually filed for divorce in 1994 whereas remaining on amicable phrases. After his five-year marriage with Katie Lee, he began relationship Alexis Roderick in 2009, they usually tied the knot in 2020. They expanded their household in 2015 with their daughter Della Rose Joel and welcomed Remy Anne Joel into the world two years later. Find out extra about Billy Joel’s three daughters beneath.
Alexa Ray Joel
Alexa Ray Joel is Billy Joel’s first-born daughter. Billy and his second ex-wife, Christie Brinkley, welcomed Alexa into the world on December 29, 1985. The singer discovered her dwelling within the leisure world identical to her father and identifies as a singer-songwriter and classical pianist on her Instagram bio. She recorded her first album titled Sketches in 2006 and most not too long ago launched her single “Seven Years” in 2021. Alexa additionally branched out into performing and is credited with taking part in the visitor position of Alan’s Wife in Family Guy. She additionally has appeared in numerous her father’s music movies together with “The River of Dreams,” “A Matter of Trust” and not too long ago, the remake “NYCNext: New York State of Mind.”
Astonishingly sufficient, Alexa Ray had no thought how well-known her mother and father had been when she was rising up. During an interview with New York Magazine in 2010, Alexa expressed, “My parents tried to shield me from how famous they were when I was growing up on Long Island. I had no idea.” She added that she simply figured her mother and father had been “popular” when individuals often approached them.
Della Rose Joel
Della Rose Joel is his present spouse, Alexis Roderick, and his first baby collectively. Della was born on August 12, 2015. She appears to have inherited some musical expertise from her father. Billy uploaded an lovely video of Della singing “Happy Birthday” to her massive sister Alexa when she was simply 5 years previous. She additionally appeared on stage together with her father at simply three years previous as he carried out “Longest Time.” Her spectacular sense of pitch and vocal management proves she has what it takes to make it massive sooner or later identical to her dad.
Billy additionally had a really particular message for Della on her sixth birthday. “On your birthday it reminds us of how grateful we are to have you in our lives,” he wrote to his daughter on Instagram. “You and your sister have been our quarantine entertainment. There are no other people we would want to be stuck with at home!!! We love you more every day and year.”
Remy Anne Joel
Remy Anne Joel is Billy Joel and Alexis Roderick’s second baby collectively. Alexis turned pregnant with Remy rapidly after giving delivery to Della. Remy was born on October 22, 2017. Shortly after her delivery, Billy uploaded an lovely image of himself and the new child on Instagram and famous, “Alexis and Remy are doing well and everyone is thrilled.”
Remy appears to look as much as her massive sister, Della. Billy has uploaded a number of footage of the 2 taking part in collectively and being their “quarantine entertainment,” as he famous in Della’s birthday submit. In a separate submit for Remy’s fourth birthday, Billy enthused, “When you laugh you make everyone around you happy. Thank you for all the joy you bring. We love you more than words can say.” Remy actually appears to be the sunshine of Billy’s life as his youngest daughter.
It looks like musical genes run within the household! Billy welcomed his two youthful daughters to sing “Jingle Bells” at his December 2023 live performance at Madison Square Garden. The legendary musician accompanied the women on piano, as they sang in matching outfits for the packed viewers.