Rufus Wainwright Marries Jorn Weisbrodt in New York
Rufus Wainwright, who once famously declared, "I'm actually not a huge gay marriage supporter," tied the knot yesterday at his home in Montauk, N.Y., with his long-time partner, theater producer Jorn Weisbrodt.
Page Six reported that 250 guests witnessed the nuptials, including Lou Reed, Yoko Ono, Carrie Fisher, Julianne Moore, and Cindy Sherman. Also on hand was Mark Ronson, who produced Wainwright's latest album, 'Out of the Game.'
Guests were treated to a wedding breakfast at Clam Bar in Napeague, where they received a jar of local plum jam with the inscription “Rufus + Jorn’s Hochzeit.” The food included local cherry tomatoes, lobster rolls and clam chowder. The UKPA noted that the couple had planned to jump into the ocean after they got hitched, but it's not clear whether they followed through with that idea.
Wainwright and Weisbrodt have been engaged since November 2010, before New York state legalized same-sex marriage. They have a one-year-old daughter, Viva Katherine, whose biological mother is Lorca Cohen, daughter of Leonard Cohen.
Wainwright's 2008 remarks in which he seemed to oppose gay marriage raised eyebrows, but he later clarified with a statement that proved to be prophetic: "I am not nor have I ever been opposed to anyone's right to marry — straight or gay ... I myself just don't want to at the moment, and feel a strong tie to the traditional bohemian concept of being a homosexual, i.e., the last thing we want is to be like everybody else. But who knows, a girl likes options. Maybe someday I will want to marry!"