Mazel Tov! Piano Man Billy Joel and his longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick are expecting their first child together.
The happy news was shared by a rep for the Grammy Award-winning rocker. The rep also added that Billy and Alexis want “to keep any further details of her pregnancy under wraps until their new addition makes an official debut.”
While their decision to keep mum about the baby is admirable, it doesn’t mean the people around them are keeping quiet. Sources close to the couple have said the new baby is a girl and that they plan on calling her Madison.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) April 14, 2015
The couple has been dating since 2009 and according to Alexis, they met at a restaurant in Long Island. They didn’t start any fires that night, but the two became friends before they hooked up.
This is Alexis’ first child and Billy’s second one. The 65-year-old Piano Man is also proud dad to singer-songwriter Alexa Ray, his daughter from his previous marriage to model Christie Brinkley.
The job of rocking the new baby to sleep will probably fall to Billy, but it won’t be to any new songs of his. The “Uptown Girl” singer has no plans to record a new album, despite prodding by friends like Elton John.
And according to Billy, his usual response to Elton whenever the conversation steers to that topic is a cheeky “Why don’t you make less albums?”
In the meantime, the couple intends to take things slow and easy.
The 33-year-old Alexis has been keeping a low profile and hasn’t been going out as much as she used to do to avoid attracting attention. The former financial advisor has also taken to wearing loose and airy dresses to minimize the scrutiny to her belly.
There’s also no indication that the two will be tying the knot anytime soon. Although, there have been reports that Billy has given Alexis an engagement ring.