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Rufus Wainwright Becomes a Daddy

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No ... not that kind of daddy. An actual father. Lorca Cohen, composer Leonard Cohen's daugther, is the baby's mother and Wainwright's longtime partner, theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt (pictured left with Wainwright), is the "Deputy Dad."

Here's the news straight from his mouth ... er ... fingers?

Darling daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen was born on February 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California to proud parents Lorca Cohen, Rufus Wainwright and Deputy Dad Jorn Weisbrodt. The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy and certainly very very beautiful.

Daddy #1 would like to offer everyone a digital cigar and welcome the little lady in with a French phrase from his favorite folk song, A La Claire Fontaine : "Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai."

CORRECTION: In many of the articles announcing the birth of Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen, Lorca Cohen is characterized as "the surrogate." Of course, she is no such thing. She did not carry the child for someone else. Lorca Cohen is the mother of the baby and Rufus Wainwright is the father.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

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