Rufus Wainwright Announces That He Is A Father!


Congratulations are in order for singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright … because he has announced that he is the father of a baby girl!! Rufus issued an official statement on his official website announcing that his daughter, Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen, was born on February 2. Apparently, Rufus had the child with Lorca Cohen (daughter of famed singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen) and his fiancée Jörn WeisBrodt has been named “deputy dad”. Read on for the full statement announcement.

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.”

If you may recall, last Friday night I attended a Martha Wainwright concert in LA and I mentioned that Rufus came on stage to duet with his sister on a song (which, unfortch, I cannot remember the name of). Before he started singing, Rufus said that the song was for “Viva Katherine Wainwright” but at the time, I had no idea who that was. It never occurred to me that Rufus was talking about his own newborn daughter! This is very exciting news. It sounds to me as if Lorca Cohen didn’t just have the baby for Rufus and Jorn, this statement makes it sound like she will be involved in the baby’s upbringing alongside her two dads. However this family plans to raise little Viva, I wish them all the love and luck in the world! Congratulations are deffo in order!! Woot!!!

Now … when can we see her?


  • Spitizi

    Wow, that’s quite the Canadian music royalty lineage! I have goosebumps!

  • K

    Wow, I’m a huge fan and I had no idea! How wonderful, and what a lovely name!

  • Alys

    I love that name too. No more Apples and Mowglis, can we go for something a little more humane? That’s beautiful. O Canada!