Billy Joel's wife Alexis Roderick gave birth to the singer's third child on Sunday night (Oct. 22). According to Joel's Facebook post, Remy Anne Joel entered the world at 7:52PM weighing 7lbs, 3 oz. Both mother and child are reportedly doing well.

The news of the couple's new arrival first came courtesy of a recent interview with the Belfast Telegraph, which quoted Joel as saying Roderick was due to give birth in November.  (Guess she wanted a shot at some Halloween candy.) The baby is the couple's second; their first, 2-year-old Della Rose, arrived shortly after their summer 2015 wedding.

Joel, who turned 68 in May, is experiencing new fatherhood for the third time. His oldest child, artist and musician Alexa Ray Joel, was born in December 1985, nine months after his marriage to his second wife, model Christie Brinkley. The prospect of facing all those sleepless nights all over again might sound daunting, but Joel told the Telegraph he's ready; pointing to Della Rose during the interview, he noted, "This one is pretty good. She sleeps through the night. I hope the next one will."

More recently, the New York Post spotted Joel out eating "with a few male pals," reporting that after a fellow diner congratulated him on the new baby, he offered his thanks, adding, "But it isn't here yet."

Joel's long-running residency at the Madison Square Garden — which, as he recently announced, he's extending into 2018 — makes it easier to stay closer to home, where he told the Telegraph he contents himself by spending time with Della Rose. "I hang out with her and watch her little wheels spin," he told the paper. "And she’s a hoot. She’s a funny kid. She loves to laugh. I like to make her laugh."

 

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