Rufus Wainwright Baby Girl Named Viva, Born In Los Angeles

02/20/2011 10:37 AM ET

Rufus Wainwright Baby Girl. Rufus Wainwright is the proud parent of a new baby girl named Viva in Los Angeles. The mother is the daughter of legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.

“Darling daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen was born on February 2, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to proud parents Lorca Cohen, Rufus Wainwright and Deputy Dad Jorn Weisbrodt,” the singer announced in a post on his personal website on Friday. “The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy and certainly very very beautiful.”

“Daddy #1 would like to offer everyone a digital cigar,” Wainwright, 37, said regarding the new baby.

The girl’s mother, Lorca Cohen, is the daughter of legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who penned “Hallelujah.” the musician recorded a version of the famous ballad, which was featured on the soundtrack for the animated blockbuster, “Shrek.”

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