Who is Alexis Roderick?
Alexis was born in New York State, USA in 1982 – she has kept her exact date of birth hidden from the media’s attention, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She’s a horse riding instructor and financial advisor, while she’s perhaps known best for being the wife of William Martin ‘Billy’ Joel, an American singer-songwriter nicknamed Mr. Piano Man.
Early life and education
Alexis was raised in New York State by her parents about whom only a little is known, because she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was a lawyer, and that her mother was a housewife. Alexis hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and it’s widely believed that she’s an only child.
She was interested in numerous activities while growing up and dreamed of becoming either a doctor, or a famous actress. Her dreams changed when she began attending a local high school in 1996, and became physically highly active, playing several sports for the school teams, including volleyball.
Upon matriculating in 2000, Alexis enrolled at Stony Brook University in New York State, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in political science and economics in 2004.
Not a lot is known about Alexis’ career, as she prefers to keep these details to herself, but it’s known that she joined the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney company following graduation, where she worked as a broker, and has since become a Broker-Dealer Registered Representative.
Alexis’ is also an avid horse rider and has entered various competitions; she’s today a member of the US Equestrian Federation.
Love life and marriage with Billy Joel
Alexis met Billy in 2009, when they were introduced by a mutual friend, while some people believe that they were actually set up on a blind date. They were together for five years prior to exchanging vows on 4 July 2015, in a ceremony that took place at Billy’s estate on Long Island, and which was officiated by Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo.
On 12 August 2015, Alexis gave birth to their daughter Della Rose Joel, while their second daughter Remy Anne Joel followed on 22 October 2017.
Alexis hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Billy had been married thrice prior to meeting her.
He married his first wife Elizabeth Webber Small in 1973; Billy and Elizabeth began having an affair while she was still married to her first husband. Billy’s first marriage ended on 20 July 1982, and he then married American model and actress Christie Lee Brinkley in March 1985; she gave birth to their daughter Alexa Ray Joel on 29 December 1985, but they divorced on 26 August 1994. Billy’s third wife was American cookbook author Katherine ‘Katie’ Lee, whom he married on 2 October 2004; they separated on 17 June 2009.
As of April 2022, Alexis is married to Billy Joel, and has two daughters with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Alexis is a huge lover of animals, with horses and dogs being her favorites – she owns several horses, with some of which she competes in equestrian events.
She’s a philanthropist, and has worked with various charity organizations, mostly with those that aim to help war veterans and underprivileged children.
Alexis likes to travel, and has been around the US with her husband, while they have also vacationed in various countries on other continents, such as France and England in Europe, and Japan in Asia.
Alexis is physically quite active, and has three to four training sessions at the gym every week.
She likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “Bridges of Madison County”, and “Gran Torino”.
Age, height and net worth
Alexis is either 39 or 40 years old. She has long brown hair which she usually dyes blonde, and her eyes are brown. Her height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m), and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of April 2022, Alexis’ net worth stands at over $500,000, while her husband Billy’s net worth has been estimated at more than $225 million.
Who is her husband Billy?
Billy was born in New York City, USA on 9 May 1949 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s released 13 studio albums, 12 between 1971 and 1993, and the 13th in 2001, while he still remains one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
Billy was raised in The Bronx, New York City alongside his sister Judy, by their mother Rosalind who was born to Jewish parents and emigrated to the USA from England, and their father Howard Joel who was a classical pianist and was born to Jewish parents in Germany. Howard had a successful textile business in Germany, however, he had to escape the Nazi regime, and thus moved his family to Switzerland, then to Cuba, and eventually entered the USA. Howard and Rosalind divorced in 195, when Billy was eight years old, and Howard then returned to Europe and remarried.
Billy was four when his mother forced him to take piano lessons, and was a teenager when he began boxing, wanting to be able to defend himself; Billy fought in 24 boxing matches, winning 22, then quit because his nose was broken.
He studied at Hicksville High School, but dropped out in 1967 to focus on his career as a musician; he took his GED tests in 1992, aged 43.
Billy was mostly inspired by The Beatles and Elvis Presley in his teenage years, and was 16 years old when he became a member of the band Echoes; they were renamed to The Emeralds in 1965, and then to The Lost Souls. Billy joined The Hassles in 1967, and with them released two albums, neither of which were successful, then two years later, he and drummer Jon Small formed the duo Attila, and released their self-titled album in July 1970, but disbanded after it was revealed that Billy was having an affair with Jon’s wife Elizabeth, whom Billy later married.
Billy was then signed to Family Productions, and his debut album “Cold Spring Harbor” was released on 1 November 1971; the album was not successful, however, after Billy had signed a new contract with Columbia Records and released his second album – “Piano Man” – in 1973, he became famous worldwide. His third album “Streetlife Serenade” was released on 11 October 1974, and was followed by “Turnstiles” on 19 May 1976. He spent the following two decades touring around the US and releasing new albums, while he had also toured in Europe and Asia. He released his 12th album “River of Dreams” in 1993, while his 13th and most recent album “Fantasies & Delusions” came out on 27 September 2001.
Billy has since been focused solely on touring, and in 2014, his biography “Billy Joel” by Fred Schruers was published.
He has struggled with depression throughout his career, and in 1990 Billy left a suicide note and drank furniture polish; he was rushed to Meadowbrook Hospital by Jon Small, and the doctors saved his life.