• Billy Joel marries in surprise US wedding


    NEW YORK CITY: US pop legend Billy Joel married longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise wedding on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), popping their nuptials on unsuspecting guests at a July 4 holiday party, the singer’s publicist said. The wedding, which took place on Joel’s Long Island estate, was officiated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Joel and Roderick “surprised guests at their annual July 4th party by exchanging vows in front of their family and close friends,” said a statement sent to Agence France-Presse by Joel’s publicist Claire Mercuri. Among the guests were actor Kevin James and Joel’s daughter Alexa Ray Joel – whom he had with his second wife, former supermodel Christie Brinkley. Joel, 66, and Roderick, who is in her early 30s according to US media, are expecting their first child in the next few months, his publicist said.



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