Billy Joel has achieved massive success in his professional career as a singer, a career filled with awards, recognitions, and hits after hits. But all the success Joel has achieved in his professional life has been dampened by his personal life. The singer has been married four times with the hopes that the fourth time would end up being the last. Despite three failed marriages, Joel maintains a positive outlook on marriage and is happy to become a husband and father for the fourth time, to equestrian Alexis Roderick. Despite the years of age gap between the pair, Roderick and Joel are very much proud parents and gelled almost instantly. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Alexis Roderick.
Alexis Roderick was born in 1982, in New York. Born and raised in the States, Roderick’s family comes from Ireland. Roderick revealed her origins in an interview,
“I have Irish in me. It is my grandmother’s father who is Irish. My mom’s maiden name is Bridges.”
On the educational side of things, Roderick graduated from a local high school in New York and later went to Stony Brook University. She graduated from Stony Brook with a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies, Politics, and Economics.
Not much is known about Roderick’s professional career and most of what’s known is tied down with Joel. An experienced equestrian, Roderick had an interest in horses from a very young age. But despite the obvious interest, Roderick worked in the corporate world after her graduation. She served as the Senior Risk Officer for Morgan Stanley and started working as a licensed broker/dealer. She is also a member of the Broker-Dealer Registered Representative.
On the equestrian side of things, Roderick has been working with horses for a long time. Over the years, Roderick has participated in a series of competitions and has won her fair share of awards. She is also an active member of the US Equestrian Federation.
Billy Joel doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to marriage. Joel and Roderick first met in 2009, right after Joel’s divorce from his second wife, Katie Lee. The duo first met at a restaurant in Huntington in 2009. While Joel was going to dinner, Roderick was not and worked at a nearby office. The pair remained friends for quite a while before they began dating and given the 33 year age gap between them, things were bound to get awkward. However, Roderick and Joel made things work and exchanged their wedding vows at Joel’s private estate on Long Island, New York, on the 4th of July 2015.
The wedding was officiated by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Joel had not revealed that they were getting married. The duo surprised their friends and family by exchanging vows at the 4th of July party. What made the wedding even more special was Roderick was already 8 months pregnant by the time they got married. The pair’s first child Della Rose Joel was born on the 12th of August 2015, and their second child, Remy Anne Joel was born on the 22nd of October 2017.