The daughter of rock legend Kurt Cobain, Frances Bean Cobain has experienced a tumultuous childhood filled with early loss, court fights, and most recently, a happy marriage to Riley Hawk, Tony Hawk’s son.
Frances was raised in the spotlight by her well-known parents, a rock star and co-founder of the venerable band Nirvana in her late father’s case. She lost her father when she was a little older than a year old.
Though Frances’s time with her father was brief, she treasures the photos she has of her rock star father, Kurt Cobain, holding her in his arms while they talked about parenting.
These brief moments provide a moving link to a musician who, at the tragically young age of 27, ended his own life and left a lasting legacy outside of the music business.
Frances revealed in 2015 that she had met her father’s old bandmates, who were amazed at how much she looked like Kurt Cobain.
Following his passing, she pursued a career in visual arts, worked as an intern, and served as executive producer on an HBO documentary about her father.
Her personal life was not without difficulties, either. At the age of 25, Frances wed the musician Isaiah Silva, but their marriage ended in divorce.
The famous guitar played by Kurt Cobain during the “MTV Unplugged” performance was the main source of contention in the divorce settlement.
Sadly, Frances’s legal effort to protect this important treasure in her family was lost. Despite all of the difficulties, Frances has discovered love once more—this time with Riley Hawk, the legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk’s son.
Frances’s godfather Michael Stipe officiated their recent marriage, which marks the beginning of a new chapter in her life.
The happy event follows her observations on turning thirty and her expressions of thanks for love and deep relationships in her life.
The story of Frances Bean Cobain, who overcame the difficulties of celebrity, bereavement, and legal issues before finding love and happiness in a second marriage, is a monument to tenacity.
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