There's an old man sitting next to me, making love to his tonic and gin. Deep into the process, Joel pulled out, due to worries over how personal and probing the book might become.He has been in six celebrity relationships averaging approximately 6.3 years each. Given Name: William Martin Joel Nickname: Billy Age: 68 (5/9/1949)Occupation: Music - Singer Most Famous For: Piano Man, single "Jim said a beautiful thing to me once: "You don't need a lot of glitter to put on a rose because it's always beautiful". (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist.The book offers a funny and revealing account of one of the most popular songwriters of our time — not to mention of our area.Here are some of the book’s biggest revelations: — Joel's parents, German Jews, barely survived the Holocaust, having escaped at the last minute through Cuba. The family's whole harrowing story is chronicled in a little-known, 2001 documentary titled "The Joel Files." — Always self-deprecating, Joel assessed his star appeal early on, with the line “Look at me. I look like a guy who makes pizza.” — Despondent over his failing career in his 20s, Joel tried to commit suicide by swallowing fistfuls of Nembutal, washed down with furniture polish.At 66, he married his 33-year-old pregnant girlfriend, Alexis Roderick, during the couple’s annual Independence Day party, springing it on a small group of friends and family, Claire Mercuri confirmed to the Daily News. Andrew Cuomo, a longtime pal of Joel’s, administered the ceremony at Joel’s Long Island estate, a week after lawmakers granted him that authority.
However, he continues to tour, and he plays songs from all eras of his solo career.
In April, Joel and Roderick announced they were expecting, and reports say that the baby is a girl.
The unexpected vows played out in front of a small, exclusive group at the “Piano Man” singer’s mansion on Centre Island in Oyster Bay, Newsday reported.
Looking at their wedding pics he remarked, “this man looks like he’s getting booked for a crime.” — Even with "Piano Man" on the radio, the like-named album netted Joel less than 00 in its breakthrough year.
Billy Joel is currently married to Alexis Roderick.