Rufus Wainwright and His Partner to Marry This Week — Report

Rufus WainrightRemember Rufus Wainwright? Well, he hasn’t had a hit song in a while, so it might be a bit hard. But, he’s been busy! Not only did he write an opera and a few albums, but he also fathered a baby with Lorca Cohen (Leonard Cohen’s daughter) and has been helping to raise her. Then there’s his relationship, which he is solidifying with the bonds of marriage this Thursday.

New York Post’s Page Six reports that Rufus and his long-time partner Jorn Weisbrodt will tie the knot on Thursday at their home in Montauk, the funkiest town in the Hamptons (which is in New York, where gay marriage is not only legal but often encouraged). The two will have about 250 guests at the ceremony (where Carrie Fisher is said to have a role) and will then have a reception at Shagwong Restaurant.

The best part about the reception is that there will be no DJ, only live music will be performed, including some numbers by Rufus himself. And considering that Yoko Ono and Wainwright’s famous family (father Loudon Wainwright III, sister Martha Wainwright, and aunts the McGarrigle sisters) will be there, it should be a concert that anyone would pay a pretty penny to attend.

Our best wishes to the couple, or should we say break a leg.

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