American singer Billy Joel is celebrating the birth of his third child at the age of 68, his second with 35-year-old wife Alexis.
The musician, who has a 31-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, issued a statement on his website after his wife gave birth to Remy Anne in New York.
The statement said: “Billy Joel and wife Alexis welcomed their second daughter, Remy Anne, on Sunday, October 22nd.
“Remy Anne Joel entered the world at 7:52pm weighing 7lbs 3oz. Billy and Alexis are also parents to Della Rose, two.
Billy & Alexis Joel announce the birth of their daughter Remy Anne Joel
“Billy Joel and his 31-year-old daughter, singer/songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, were both at Alexis’ side as she gave birth at New York University Hospital in New York.
“Alexis and Remy are doing well and everyone is thrilled.”
The Uptown Girl singer also shared a photo on his website and on Twitter of the new arrival, who was dressed in pink, wearing a hat with her name embroidered on it and being cradled by her father.
Remy Anne follows the birth of Della Rose in August 2015 shortly after the couple’s wedding at Joel’s estate in Long Island, New York.
The star had his first child with ex-wife and model Christie Brinkley in 1985.
Joel rose to fame following the release of his first song Piano Man in 1973 and went on to be one of America’s biggest-selling artists.