Frances Bean's Ex Wants Kurt Cobain's 'Unplugged' Guitar in Divorce Settlement
Published Jul 06, 2016The iconic acoustic guitar that Kurt Cobain played during the recording of Nirvana's MTV Unplugged album is at the centre of his daughter's divorce settlement.
Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of the late Nirvana frontman and Courtney Love, is currently estranged from her husband of 21 months, Isaiah Silva, and he's claiming ownership of the Martin D-18E guitar from the famed performance. A rare make to begin with — only 300 were crafted — the sentimental value is immeasurably increased, as it was the last guitar played by Kurt.
Silva is claiming that it was given to him by Frances Bean as a wedding present, though the late singer's daughter denies gifting it to her then-partner.
Frances Bean's mother weighed in on the situation, speaking to a TMZ reporter at LAX. Taking her daughter's side, Love said, "It's not his to take."
Elaborating, she added, "It's a treasured heirloom of the family's," then assured the reporter that the court would rule in their favour.
Watch the walk-and-talk interview snippet in the player below.