In a private affair that unites two iconic cultural legacies, Frances Bean Cobain, the artistic daughter of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and singer Courtney Love, has married professional skateboarder Riley Hawk, son of the skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. The nuptials, confirmed by court documents, took place on October 7, with the couple obtaining a marriage license in San Diego County. Adding a touch of rock history to the ceremony, R.E.M.’s frontman Michael Stipe, who also happens to be Cobain’s godfather, officiated the union.
The couple’s romance has been notably low-key, with Cobain, 31, and Hawk, 30, maintaining a relationship largely away from the public eye. They have been linked together since 2021, but only went public with their relationship in the early part of last year. Both Cobain and Hawk have lived lives under the scrutiny that comes with having globally renowned parents but have carved out their individual paths, with Cobain making waves in art and modeling, and Hawk pursuing a career in skateboarding, much like his famous father.
This marriage marks a new beginning for both, especially Cobain, who has previously weathered a public divorce with musician Isaiah Silva. The split, finalized in 2016, culminated in a heated legal dispute over a prized family possession – Kurt Cobain’s iconic guitar from Nirvana’s renowned “MTV Unplugged” performance. The legal tussle ended with Silva being awarded the guitar, a decision that made headlines at the time.
As they embark on this new journey, the couple carries forward the legacy of their families. Representatives for Tony Hawk have confirmed the happy news, while Courtney Love and Michael Stipe have remained silent on the matter. The wedding, a blend of rock and skateboarding royalty, has fans of both families excited for what the future holds for the couple. It’s a union that symbolizes a continuation of the influence their families have had in their respective fields, potentially heralding a new era where the worlds of music, art, and skateboarding might find exciting intersections.