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Leonard Cohen's Daughter Gives Birth to Rufus Wainwright's Baby

February 21, 2011  |  1:15pm
Leonard Cohen's Daughter Gives Birth to Rufus Wainwright's Baby

Rufus Wainwright and fiancé Jorn Weisbrodt are the proud fathers of a baby girl. A post today on Wainwright’s website announced that Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen was born on Feb. 2 in L.A., Calif. “The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy and certainly very very beautiful,” the announcement reads.

The mother? Yep, you read that last name correctly. Lorca Cohen, daughter of music legend Leonard Cohen, gave birth to baby Viva. The statement on Wainwright’s website also made it clear that Cohen was not a surrogate. “Of course, she is no such thing,” the announcement reads. “She did not carry the child for someone else. Lorca Cohen is the mother of the baby and Rufus Wainwright is the father.”

Hallelujah! With genes like those, someone should get this kid a record contract.

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