Frances Bean Cobain – Love’s 17-year-old daughter with Dating while legally separated Cobain – is now being cared for by the late Nirvana frontman’s mother and sister. Rock singer Courtney Love has lost custody of her teenage daughter for the second time, court papers have revealed.
The reasons behind the change of custody are not clear. Documents filed at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday show that Wendy O’Connor, Kurt’s mother, and Kimberly Dawn Cobain, his sister, have been named temporary guardians of Frances Bean. The papers state their role is to ‘provide for temporary care, maintenance and support’ and ‘protect property from loss or injury’. A hearing to appoint a ‘general guardian’ is pending, according to the documents. Her lawyer today denied speculation the move is a result of a drug relapse. Courtney’s been clean for years and is perfectly fine,’ Keith A Fink told America’s People magazine.
This is simply about Frances preferring to live with her grandmother at this time. Frances is 17 and a strong-willed child, and this is a decision she made on her own,’ Fink added. No matter what, Courtney loves her daughter more than anything in the world. Love is not believed to have been in court for the custody hearing on Friday. It is not the first time Love, who previously fronted rock band Hole, has lost custody of Frances Bean.