Plenty of celebrity couples have made it to history, but none have broken hearts like Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. They were the ultimate ‘it’ couple in the ’90s, dating only a few months before tying the knot. The whirlwind relationship would give birth to child Francis Bean Cobain the same year they were married.
While this is often the happiest time for any newlyweds/parents, Love and Cobain’s experience was not the same. Instead, she fought Francis’ custody against the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) after discussing drug use during pregnancy in a Vanity Fair interview. While the couple were able to regain custody, Love would lose custody of their daughter in 2009.
A Vanity Fair interview caused a visit by a social worker
Cobain and Love reportedly switched from drug to drug for months. Both the musicians never shied away from telling the truth to the media.
in 1992 Vanity Fair In the interview, the magazine reported a family friend saying, “It’s unnerving to think that she might have been taking drugs when she knew she was pregnant. We are all worried for that child.”
To make matters worse, this is what the ‘Foxcore’ musician said in his interview.
“We went on a binge. We took a lot of drugs,” Luv said of the exact same January when Nirvana made its appearance. saturday night live. “We got bullets, and then we went to Alphabet City, and Kurt put on a hat, I put on a hat, and we did some dope combat. Then we got up and left SNL. After that I did heroin for a few months.”
A business associate called the whole thing ‘horrible’, adding that “Kourtney was pregnant, and she was shooting. Kurt was lashing out at the people in the cab. They were both out of it.”
DCFS seeks to declare them unfit parents – but they are in custody again
Although Love has since stated that the magazine quoted him incorrectly, after the magazine’s shocking article, DCFS caught wind and sought to declare him an unqualified parent. Just two days after Frances Bean was born, the department wanted to take her.
biography.com The report said the whole process was a protracted battle but they were able to “gain custody of their daughter. They employed several nannies over the next two years to help care for her. Unfortunately, her parents were Both were battling their drug problem during this time.
It was not long after that a member of the Nirvana band died by suicide. The online publication states that the hired nanny took her to see her father in rehabilitation in March 1994, and was probably the last time she saw him before his untimely death.
Courtney Love lost custody of Francis Bean in 2009
In 2009, CNN Entertainment confirmed that the rock star had once again lost her child to DCFS. The widower reportedly never gave up on his drug addiction and has had more than one row with the department since Cobain’s early death.
In 2003, Love was arrested and charged with “attempting to break into an ex-boyfriend’s home, taking painkillers, and threatening suicide.” At this time, Francis was placed in the temporary care of Cobain’s mother – Wendy O’Connor.
By 2009, at the age of 17, Frances Bean was back in the temporary custody of her grandmother, O’Connor. The reason was unclear and stated only as a “private family matter”.
He withdrew custody of Francis by the end of 2005.
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