Another year older, another year wiser.
Frances Bean Cobain — the daughter of late singer Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love — admitted that she “wasn’t sure” she was going to make it to her 30th birthday, which she celebrated on Wednesday.
“30 !!!❤️🔥☀️🦋 I made it! Honestly, 20 year old Frances wasn’t sure that was going to happen,” she wrote in an emotional Instagram post, which she accompanied with several snaps of her and her loved ones.
“At the time, an intrinsic sense of deep self loathing dictated by insecurity, destructive coping mechanisms & more trauma than my body or brain knew how to handle, informed how I saw myself and the world; through a lens of resentment for being brought into a life that seemingly attracted so much chaos and the kind of pain tied to grief that felt inescapable,” the artist continued, alluding to the loss of her father at such a young age.
Frances was just 1 year old when Kurt died by suicide at 27.
Frances then went into detail about how “an event on a plane which brought me closer to death” was the moment she began to feel gratitude for her life.
“I’m glad to have proven myself wrong & to have found ways to transform pain into knowledge,” she added.
In this new chapter of life, the only child of the late Nirvana frontman said she hopes to “stay soft no matter how hardening the world can feel at times, bask in the present moment with reverence, shower the people I am lucky enough to love with more appreciation than words could ever do justice & hold space to keep learning, so the growth never stops.”
In several of the snaps she shared, Frances could be seen posing with her new man, Riley Hawk, who is the son of skateboarder Tony Hawk.
Back in February, they made their Instagram debut. However, it’s unknown how long they’ve actually been dating.
Frances’ new relationship comes years after she filed for divorce from ex-husband Isaiah Silva. The two ended things back in 2016 after almost two years of marriage.
Following their messy divorce, Silva got to keep her father’s famous 1959 Martin D-18E guitar, which he claimed he got as a wedding gift. Frances denied she ever gave him the guitar.
Shortly after, Page Six reported that the guitar was put up for auction.