Kurt, Frances Bean and Courtney
Courtney Love fears her daughter will die of a drugs overdose.
The Hole singer - who has 17-year-old Frances Bean with late husband Kurt Cobain - admits she is concerned by the amount of money the teenager receives under the terms of the Nirvanafrontman’s will, particularly as she no longer lives with her mother.
Courtney - who was banned from contacting Frances last year by a court - said: “She is going to be 18 on 15 August. Thank God, because then this whole palaver will be done. She lives in a mansion by herself. A 17 year old getting $40,000 a month is outrageous to me, that’s on top of them paying for the mansion.
“She lives with her nanny, and Grandma Wendy and Kim - Kurt’s mother and sister - live two doors down, but there’s no drug testing going on. It’s a lot of money for a normal person. It’s enough money to kill her, if she is doing drugs, enough money to be gone by the time she’s 22.”
She told You magazine: “Frances is so beautiful, but she doesn’t want to be famous. She was offered the part of Bella in the ‘Twilight’ movies, and Tim Burton wanted her for ‘Alice in Wonderland’. But she wants to go to college: she’s very good at graphic novels. Frances will be fine, it’ll be fine.”
Courtney Love, Dave Grohl, & Kurt Cobain at Courtney & Kurt’s wedding
Love discovered that she was pregnant with Cobain’s child. On February 24, 1992, a few days after the conclusion of Nirvana’sPacific Rim tour, Cobain and Love were married on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii. Love wore a satin and lace dress once owned by the actress Frances Farmer, and Cobain wore green pajamas, because he’d been “too lazy to put on a tux”. In an interview with The Guardian, Love revealed the opposition to their marriage from various people: “Kim Gordon [of Sonic Youth] sits me down and says, ‘If you marry him your life is not going to happen, it will destroy your life.’ But I said, ‘Whatever, I love him, and I want to be with him!’… It wasn’t his fault. He wasn’t trying to do that.”Weeks later, Cobain noted “In the last couple months I’ve gotten engaged and my attitude has changed drastically,” in an interview with Sassy Magazine. ”I can’t believe how much happier I am. At times I even forget that I’m in a band, I’m so blinded by love. I know that sounds embarrassing, but it’s true. I could give up the band right now. It doesn’t matter, but I’m under contract.”
Courtney Love met Cobain, on January 12, 1990, in Portland’s Satyricon nightclub when the two still led underground rock bands. Love made advances but Cobain was evasive. Early in their courtship Cobain broke off dates and ignored Love’s advances because he wasn’t sure he wanted a relationship. Cobain noted, “I was determined to be a bachelor for a few months […] But I knew that I liked Courtney so much right away that it was a really hard struggle to stay away from her for so many months.”Courtney Love first saw Cobain perform in 1989 at a show in Portland, Oregon; they talked briefly after the show and Love developed a crush on him.