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Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Frances Bean Says ‘I Do’ to Tony Hawk’s Son Riley

Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Frances Bean Says ‘I Do’ to Tony Hawk’s Son Riley

Early this month, wedding bells rang for Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter Frances Bean as she said “I do” to Tony Hawk’s son, Riley.

According to TMZ, the couple obtained a marriage license in San Diego County last month and were wed on October 7th. Former R.E.M. frontman, Michael Stipe, reportedly performed during the special wedding celebration. Stipe is notably the Godfather of Kurt Cobain’s daughter and her godmother is Drew Barrymore. No further details about Frances and Riley’s wedding nuptials.

The media outlet further revealed that Frances and Riley have been together since January 2021. Frances was previously married to Isaiah Silva from 2014 to 2017. The exes ended up in a legal battle over the custody of one of Kurt Cobain’s guitars. Silva ended up getting the guitar and then he sold it for $6.01 million at auction.

Page Six also reported Frances did not confirm her relationship with Riley until February 2022. This was after a year-long break from posting on Instagram. “I wanted to share a few moments that were captured/created this past year that brought me a great amount of joy,” Frances stated at the time. She further noted that she was living more in the “present” than ever. 

Frances Bean Once Admitted She Feels ‘Guilt’ Over Inheriting Kurt Cobain’s Fortune 

During an appearance on the RuPaul: What’s the Tee? Podcast in 2019, Frances Bean admitted she struggled with guilt over inheriting the fortune of her father, Kurt Cobain. She noted at the time she didn’t “earn” it. Cobain committed suicide on April 5, 1994. Frances was a year old when her father died. At the time, Cobain was married to fellow musician, Courtney Love.

“My relationship with money is different,” the late musician’s daughter explained. “Because I didn’t earn it. And it’s almost like this big, giant loan that I’ll never get rid of.”

Frances also said that she has an almost “foreign relationship” with money or guilt because it feels like money from somebody she has never met. She further explained that she struggled at first with learning how to manage her money, but then things changed. 

“I’ve taken real accountability at looking at every little thing and talking with the people in charge of my money,” Frances declared. “And also realizing that you don’t have to live lavishly to live well. The one way that I was shown how to live was to live beyond your means and live in excess.”

Frances went on to add that it took her stepping away from the money and getting sober in order to realize that no matter how much money she has, it’s not going to be permanent.