Singer Billy Joel married his girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise wedding ceremony at a 4th of July party in Long Island, New York. His spokeswoman said that their guests did not know the couple planned to exchange vows on Saturday.

Joel’s daughter Alexa Ray, model Christie Brinkley, and actor Kevin James attended the small soirée at their home in Long Island. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo presided over the wedding ceremony.

“He was going to dinner. I wasn't and we were friends for a while before we started dating,” said Roderick.

The 66-year-old Jewish singer’s network is estimated to be $180 million. The bride and groom are expecting their first child. 34-year-old Roderick is a senior risk officer at Morgan Stanley. They met at a restaurant nearby her office. Joel and Roderick began dating in 2009.