Guests at the couple's Montauk wedding ceremony included Lou Reed, Yoko Ono and Antony Hegarty
Rufus Wainwright has married his long-term partner Jorn Weisbrodt.
The couple tied the knot in Montauk, New York on Thursday (August 23) in a ceremony conducted by performance artist Justin Bond, a close friend of the pair. Wainwright and Weisbrodt, the artistic director of Toronto’s Luminato Festival, had been engaged since 2010.
Last February (2011), they welcomed their first child, Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen. The girl’s mother is Lorca Cohen, daughter of the legendary Leonard Cohen.
Guests at the couple’s wedding included Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, Antony Hegarty, Julianne Moore and Carrie Fisher. The singer’s sister, Martha Wainwright performed at the ceremony, while Mark Ronson served as DJ during the reception.
Ronson produced the singer’s most recent album, ‘Out Of The Game’, which was released in April (2012). Scroll down to watch the video for the title track. Wainwright tours the UK in support of the album later this year, playing a total of 10 shows. They start at Oxford New Theatre on November 16 and finish at Glasgow Academy on December 14.
The singer recently revealed that he is writing a musical film based on his own life. Discussing the project in June (2012), he said: “We’re really early in that process. It’s loosely based on my life – very, very loose… It stems from some of my past glories and tragic endings, but it’s by no means a biography of me or anything.”