Billy Joel, Wife Alexis Announce Daughter’s Birth
A representative for Billy Joel and wife Alexis has confirmed the birth of the couple’s daughter, Della Rose, who was born early Wednesday morning in New York.
This Joel’s first child with 33-year-old Alexis. He is 66.
Okay, first of all, congratulations to the happy couple. Second, babies are great. I’ve never had one, but I’m also not going to pretend having a parent who’s 66 years older than you isn’t weird.
Am I crazy for finding this a little disturbing?
I’m trying to put myself in the shoes of the child. When this kid is 17 or 18, not only will she be dealing with high school graduation, but she’ll have to watch her elderly father deal with difficult old people issues. You know – the adult diapers, nursing homes, etc. Yes, that’s part of life, but it’s not necessarily fun to see loved ones struggle with normal, every day tasks like getting to a restroom. That’s a lot to deal with with a parent at such a young age.