Frances Bean Cobain Is Taking Her Ex To Court For Ownership Of Her Late Father's Guitar

January 4, 2017

Divorces are never pretty. But in the case of Frances Bean Cobain, it's more than personal.

The daughter of Hole frontwoman Courtney Love and the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is taking her soon-to-be ex-husband Isaiah Silva to court to retrieve the famous acoustic guitar her father played in Nirvana's iconic MTV Unplugged performance in 1993.

Before the couple became estranged, Silva claims that Frances Bean gave him her father's guitar as a wedding gift back in 2014. It's been insured for $1 million, through many experts believe that its current value is many times that.

Love said of the guitar, "It's not [Silva's]. It's a treasured heirloom of the family. It's not his to take."

It is even rumored that Love's manager sent a series of threatening messages to Silva's ex-girlfriend in an attempt to retrieve the instrument. Even after months of negotiating, Silva still has not shown any signs of handing the guitar back over Cobain. It is said that Frances Bean has taken, "extreme and unsupportable positions" for ownership of the guitar.

"He is forcing the matter to litlgation," Cobain's lawyers told Page Six. Sources say that because both Cobain and Silva are deadlocked and unwilling to budge, Cobain is prepared to take her ex to court.

"In September, a judge ordered Frances Bean to play Silva $15,000 a month in spousal support as part of an interim settlement while they worked out the guitar issue through mediation."

(source: Page Six)