In a message posted on his Web site today, Canadian signer Rufus Wainwright announced the birth of daughter Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen.
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.”
The lyric translates to, “I have loved you for a long time. I will never forget you.”
Lorca Cohen, who carried baby Viva, is the daughter of musician and writer Leonard Cohen, and a longtime friend of Rufus and his fiance Jorn.