Updated October 24, 2017, 7:30 a.m. ET: Wow, that was fast. Billy Joel’s wife, Alexis Roderick Joel, gave birth to her second child — and Billy’s third — this week in NYC. Yep, this week, just a few days after the Joels revealed that Roderick Joel was even pregnant. You sneaky celebrities, you.
The little gal is named Remy Anne Joel (which is a relief, because if they had named her Alexandra, we can only imagine the mix-ups that would have ensued between her, mom Alexis and half-sister Alexa). In this case, though, little Remy will undoubtedly grow up with strong feelings about the movie Ratatouille. Will she love it or hate it? Only time will tell.
Their first baby, Della Rose, is 2 years old. He also has an older daughter (with ex-wife Christie Brinkley), Alexa Ray Joel, 31. If you’re thinking, “Wait; doesn’t that make Alexa R. Joel the daughter just four years younger than Alexis R. Joel the wife?” you would be correct. Billy Joel, meanwhile, will turn 69 in the spring.
Joel has a pretty chill approach to fatherhood late (some would say very late) in life: He’s just counting on another excellent sleeper. Joel told the publication that toddler Della Rose has a “pretty good” nap schedule right now. “She sleeps through the night… I hope the next one will,” he said. Good luck with that!
What does Joel do these days for fun? Sounds like he’s a hands-on dad and loving it. “I hang out with her,” the singer said, “and watch her little wheels spin. And she’s a hoot. She’s a funny kid. She loves to laugh. I like to make her laugh.”
Joel said he’s also hoping to take Della Rose with him when he plays in Dublin in summer 2018. “She is coming with me. She has Irish roots.’’
We can’t wait to meet the new little Joel soon, and for both parents’ sake, we hope that kid sleeps for the longest time.
This story was originally published on October 19, 2017 and was updated on October 24, 2017.