This 1970s crooner and his 33-year-old girlfriend, Alexis Roderick, have announced that they are expecting a baby girl. The couple, who have been together for five years, will be welcoming their first child together this winter.
The singer in question, Billy Joel, is already a father to 29-year-old, Alexa Ray Joel, the only child of his previous marriage to American model and actress, Christie Brinkley.
The couple released a statement earlier, announcing that they have “opted to keep any further details of her pregnancy under wraps until their new addition makes an official debut”. Alexis is a former financial advisor for an investment bank, and the two reportedly met at a restaurant in New York.
Billy Joel rose to fame after the release of his song, ‘Piano Man’ in 1973.
What do you think of Billy Joel’s baby news in light of the backlash this 65 year old German woman faced after her own pregnancy announcement? Do you think men and women are held to different standards? Would you consider having children after 60?