Jamie McCarthy/WireImageWhen it came time for Billy Joel to choose a godfather for his baby daughter, Ella Rose, the Piano Man picked a real political big shot — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The New York Post‘s Page Six reports Cuomo joined Billy, his wife Alexis and his older daughter, Alexa Ray, Tuesday at a party celebrating Della’s christening, held at the Greek restaurant Kyma in Roslyn, New York.

A source in attendance told Page Six the governor, who’s a close friend of the singer/songwriter, stood up and gave a brief speech during the party. About 20 guests in total were on hand for the event.

Della Rose Joel was born August 12. Billy and Alexis were married over the July 4 weekend at a surprise ceremony presided over by Cuomo on Long Island, New York.

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