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Rufus Wainwright Has First Baby via Surrogate

February 19, 2011 (8:02 am) GMT
Wainwright announces the happy news about his surrogate-born daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen on his website on Friday, February 18.
Rufus Wainwright

Singer/songwriter is a first-time father - and the child is his hero 's granddaughter. The 37 year old star broke the happy news on his website on Friday, February 18, insisting he and partner Jorn Weisbrodt are proud dads.

In a post, the gay star wrote, "Darling daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen was born on February 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California to parents Lorca Cohen, Rufus Wainwright and Deputy Dad Jorn Weisbrodt. The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy and certainly very, very beautiful." The mother is Leonard Cohen's daughter.

Wainwright adds in his post, "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'."

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