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Rufus Wainwright Tells Proposal Story


Rufus Wainwright is engaged to longtime partner Jorn Weisbrodt. Wainwright proposed over dinner in London and the couple picked out Tiffany rings for each other.

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Singer Rufus Wainwright is engaged to longtime partner Jorn Weisbrodt.

“I think it’s important to legalize our relationship, because, otherwise, he always feels a little “lesser-than,” you know?,” Wainwright tells Vanity Fair. “It’s hard when you’re a celebrity and your significant other isn’t.”

Wainwright says he recently proposed over an Indian meal in London.

“I was very nonchalant, like, “Maybe we should get married. Will you marry me?,” he explains. “The next day I played the Royal Albert Hall in London and announced it on stage. We went, that day, to Tiffany, on Sloan Square. And Jörn and I bought these rings for each other.”

The couple are planning to tie the knot in Weisbrodt’s native Germany where gay marriage is legal.

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  • Lovely story! Welcome Mr.Wainwright-Weisbrodt to Europe (I guess he’ll be a EU citizen now)? Shame they can’t marry in either of the two countries – according to their wishes rather than legal limitations. Well America’s loss Europe’s gain! :)

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