Billy Joel Is More Than the ‘Piano Man’ to His Kids! Get to Know the Singer’s 3 Children

Family comes first for Billy Joel. The music icon is known as the “Piano Man” to his fans, but when he’s around his three kids — Alexa Ray Joel, Della Rose Joel, and Remy Anne Joel — he’s just dad.

“I was raised in a pretty old-fashioned way, believe it or not,” Alexa previously told Closer Weekly about her upbringing with the entertainer. “Literally, if I didn’t say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to the waiter I’d get a little [tap on the shoulder], ‘You have to say please.'”

Billy welcomed his first daughter in 1985 with his second wife, Christie Brinkley. The former couple got married that year, but Billy and the supermodel split in 1994 after nine years of marriage.

Following their divorce, the “We Didn’t Start the Fire” musician was in a few long relationships, including his marriage with Food Network star Katie Lee from 2004 to 2009. He later wed Alexis Roderick in 2015, and that same year, he expanded his family when Alexis gave birth to their daughter, Della Rose. Billy’s youngest child, Remy Anne, arrived in 2017.

With little ones on his hands again, there’s no doubt the Grammy Hall of Famer is raising Della Rose and Remy Anne the same way he did Alexa — with tough love. “I was sheltered,” the star’s eldest daughter told Closer. “I hear how Drew Barrymore grew up going to the bars — I was never allowed.”

Despite her dad’s strict parenting, Alexa is so grateful for all the moments she’s had with Joel. “We would sit around and play music,” she recalled. “My dad would play piano, I would sing Sound of Music, and mom would dress me up. I just had so much fun with them that I never got into the crazy party scene.”

Now that the musician is engaged to restaurateur Ryan Gleason, she’s trying to find different ways her dad can be incorporated in her wedding. So far, Alexa said she wants Billy to perform with her. “My dad doesn’t know it yet, but we’re doing a duet,” she exclusively told Closer at another event in May 2019. “He’ll be cool with it. He’s very laid back, and he does whatever I want to do.”

Though her ceremony has been on hold for a while even before the coronavirus pandemic, it’s certain Alexa’s wedding will be one to remember.

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