In a harmonious union of two iconic legacies, Frances Bean Cobain and Riley Hawk exchanged their vows earlier this October in Los Angeles.
TMZ unveiled that the young couple made it official on October 7 after procuring a marriage license in San Diego County the previous month.
In a twist fitting for rock royalty, the wedding saw the REM frontman, Michael Stipe, step into the role of celebrant.
The bond between Michael and Frances is special; not only is he an iconic figure in the rock world, but he also holds the title of Frances’ godfather. Adding to this star-studded familial connection, the illustrious Drew Barrymore stands as her godmother.
Having ignited their romance around January 2021, Frances and Riley’s relationship has captivated fans. For Frances, this marks her second journey down the aisle.
In contrast, Riley is embracing marital bliss for the first time. Frances’ prior union with musician Isaiah Silva in 2014 culminated in divorce two years later, igniting a contentious battle over one of Kurt’s guitars.
Frances is the offspring of rock legends – the legendary Kurt Cobain and the fierce Hole frontwoman, Courtney Love. Tragically, Kurt’s life was cut short in April 1994.
The initial murmurings of Frances and Riley’s romance surfaced on Reddit, with a snapshot depicting them dining with Riley’s parents, Tony and Catherine. As the news began to ripple through the masses, the overwhelming response was heartening.
“If they had a child, their grandparents would be two of the largest icons from the nineties. Insane,” exclaimed one enthusiastic individual.
Meanwhile, another stated, “OK this is legitimately good news for humanity,” articulating the collective joy and optimism many felt.
One user aptly summed up the zeitgeist by declaring, “Daughter of the most nineties dude ever is dating the son of the second most nineties dude ever.”
However, the shadows of the past occasionally loom large. In 2019, Frances’ tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband, Isaiah Silva, made headlines. Central to their discord was an acoustic guitar that Kurt Cobain had played during an MTV: Unplugged session, which Silva retained post-divorce.
Courtney Love, ever the protective mother, and Frances prepared to mount a fierce legal battle against Silva.
One of the significant steps in this saga was a demand by Courtney for a psychiatric evaluation of Silva, citing concerns about his ‘frightening obsession’ with Kurt.
Rumors even swirled that Silva may have believed himself to be a ‘reincarnation of Kurt.’ As this lawsuit gains momentum, the results of the psychiatric evaluation, which will be made public, are eagerly awaited.