report in the Toledo (Ohio) Blade is the first I've seen it publicly acknowledged: Joshua Bell recently became a father. The mother is Lisa Matricardi, a longtime girlfriend and New York City violinist. Their son's name is Josef Matricardi Bell, named after Josef Gingold.The rumors have been around, but this
"It's an unconventional situation," Bell told the Toledo Blade, of their decision to have a child outside marriage. "I live an unconventional life." The Toledo Blade reported that he doesn't live with Matricardi and Josef, but he's very much a part of his son's life. "I get to see him every day. But I have no sleepless nights."
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