Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Reveals How His Mom Deals With ‘Death Of Her Child’


Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain discussed her grandmother Wendy O’Connor in a new W article. Wendy was Kurt Cobain’s mother.

Frances connects with those whose “trajectory to their childhood sounds like plots to movies,” she said. Hers certainly does, if you know anything about her past.

“I identify with that,” she said. “I had a lot of strong women around my whole life that were survivors. My grandma survived breast cancer twice and the death of her child and the death of her brother, and you know, just a lot of tragedy, and she’s still the happiest person I’ve ever met.”

“Having an immediate example of somebody who not only survives but thrives, is a good way of navigating how I coexist in the world with shitty stuff and beautiful stuff and how it balances,” she continued. “It just comes from a place of learning and wanting to grow and wanting to evolve.”

She also discussed her cooking Instagram.

“Oh my god, the thing about my food Instagram is that I totally forgot the password, so I have 70,000 followers that get no further updates, because I can’t get into the account,” she clarified. “It’s totally a passion project and the thing that I discovered about cooking is that I never liked cooking until maybe 6 months ago. The thing I like about it is that it’s structured, it’s either good or bad.”

“What I like about doing the Instagram stories is that it kind of is more about me keeping myself in check and learning the process of doing it and taking my followers on the process of learning with me as opposed to it being instructional, it’s more like, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’ll let you know how I do’,” she continued. “It’s not Martha Stewart telling you how to bake a cake. It’s just like, I enjoy doing this, watch me as I do it.”