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Singer Rufus Wainwright reveals protective instincts he has about his three-year-old daughter Viva.

“I'm beginning to develop more protective instincts concerning her chastity and so forth, but on the other hand I do feel like kids today are incredibly smart," he told The Guardian.

“They have a sensibility that is about survival and lasting. Growing up with this amount of negative energy about the environment and politics and pornography or whatever, you've got to be really smart to survive. I'm into challenges and these kids are being challenged.”

In 2011, the Canadian musician revealed that he and Leonard Cohen's daughter had had a child.

"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,” the singer announced on his website.“The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy, and certainly very,very beautiful."

Wainwright is in a relationship with Jorn Wesibrodt, and the pair became engaged in 2010. 

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