Billy Joel married his longtime girlfriend Alexis Roderick during a surprise wedding ceremony at his annual Fourth of July party in Long Island, New York, Gossip Cop confirms. We’re told they exchanged vows before friends and family members, including his daughter Alexa Ray Joel and Kevin James. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a friend of the Piano Man for many years, officiated the wedding.

A source tells Gossip Cop, “It was and wasn’t a surprise… It was because Billy’s been throwing July Fourth parties forever, but not such a surprise because of the baby. It make sense.” As noted, the wedding is just the first of Joel’s big celebrations this summer. He and Roderick are expecting their first baby together very shortly. The couple announced they were having a baby in April. The baby will be Roderick’s first and Joel’s second child.

Roderick, a former banker, and Joel began dating in 2009. This is the fourth marriage of Joel. He was previously wed to Elizabeth Webber, Christie Brinkley, and Katie Lee. Gossip Cop would like to congratulate Joel and Roderick, and wish them many years of health, happiness and love together.