Oyster Bay loves Billy Joel and Billy Joel loves Oyster Bay right back. The legend married his girlfriend, Alexis Roderick over the July 4th holiday weekend at his Centre Island estate. The estate located on Centre Island in the tiny Nassau County, Oyster Bay hamlet sits on a parcel of land surrounded by water on all sides. Centre Island is just 605 acres and is bordered by Cold Spring Harbor, Oyster Bay Harbor and the Long Island Sound.
His 1st album Cold Spring Harbor launched his solo career back in 1971. Joel often sings the hit song “She’s Got A Way” from the album at his sold out concerts.
Governor Cuomo, who is a long time friend of Joel’s attended and officiated the ceremony. This will be Joel’s 4th marriage. His most famous ex-wide is Christie Brinkley, super-model and inspiration for Joel’s mega-hit “Uptown Girl”.
Billy Joel is 66 and Alexis Roderick is just 33 and is expecting their first child together. Roderick is an experienced equestrian and worked at Morgan Stanley when they met. Joel’s daughter with Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray attended the July 4th ceremony.
Billy Joel is often seen around town in the village of Oyster Bay or out on the water in Cold Spring Harbor. He made both of these small Long Island town’s famous through his music lyrics and he’s considered a national treasure to Nassau County residents.