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Rufus Wainwright Is a Dad!

Rufus Wainwright and Jorn Weisbrodt
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The singer and fiance Jorn Weisbrodt welcome their first child, a girl.

Acclaimed musician Rufus Wainwright is now a father. 

On his Web site Friday, he announced that he and his fiance, Jorn Weisbrodt, welcomed the girl earlier this month after their friend Lorca Cohen (daughter of legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen) gave birth.   “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,” he wrote,   He has even penned a lyric for his newborn: “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."