Singer Rufus Wainwright announced Friday the birth of his 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,” Wainwright wrote on his official website. “The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy and certainly very, very beautiful.”

The 37-year-old singer came out gay as a teenager. Wainwright and partner Weisbrodt have been together five years.

Lorca Cohen, a photographer and videographer, is the daughter of Canadian singer-songwriter and novelist Leonard Norman Cohen.

In announcing the birth, Wainwright wrote that he 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: “II y a longemps que je t'aime, jamais je ne t'oublierai.”

Which roughly translates to, “I've loved you for a long time, I will never forget you.”

Wainwright is the latest openly gay celebrity to become a parent. Others include singers Ricky Martin and Elton John, and actors Neil Patrick Harris and Cynthia Nixon.