Five Facts You Need to Know about Kurt Cobain's Wife Courtney Love

An American singer and songwriter, Courtney Love is best known for her marriage relationship with legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Here we present some of the five facts about the singer, Cortney Love.


When Courtney was 12 years old, she auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club but she was rejected after reading a Sylvia Plath’s poem in her audition. After facing a rejection, she took a film class in Portland with the then-UNKNOWN director, Gus Van Sant. So here are more interesting five facts in detail about Courtney Love. Just stick with us.

 Five facts you need to know about Courtney Love

Courtney Love was born on 9th July 1964 in San Francisco as Courtney Michelle Harrison. She attended elementary school in Eugene. She often had trouble while making friends and through she was described as a creative child.

Courtney Love- Exhibited signs of Autism

Courtney attended a school in Eugene. Although she struggled academically, she has some trouble with making friends. And when she was 9 years old, a psychologist identify that she exhibited signs of Autism- a mental condition which is present from early childhood where a child feels great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

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Courtney Love- Arrested for stealing

When Courtney was 14 years old, she was arrested for stealing a T-shirt form a Woolworth. And after that, she was sent to a juvenile hall and then was placed in foster care until she became emancipated legally at the age of 16.

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After coming out from the foster house, she started supporting herself by working illegally as a topless dancer at a club in Portland. To conceal her identity, she adopted her last name LOVE as her surname. Although she didn’t have a lot of social skill but she learned then with visiting gay clubs and spending lots of time with drag queens.

Courtney Love- Started music project in 1980s

In late 1980s, Courtney started many projects with her friends Robin Barbur and Ursula in Portland. She even attended a concert Faith No More held in San Francisco and induced the member of the band to let her joined as a singer.

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And the group recorded a material with Courtney, and as a result, she was kicked out from the band. After facing lots of ups and downs during the period of building up of her career, at the end of 1988, she taught herself to play guitar. As she wanted to start a band, she engaged with the lead guitarist, like Eric Erlandson, Lisa Roberts.

Courtney Love- Had a significant impression on Young Female

Well, it a fact that Courtney has had a very significant impact among young female. She wanted every girl across the world to pick a guitar and start screaming. As she said: “I strap on the motherfucking guitar and you cannot fuck with me. That’s my feeling”.

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Courtney Love- Met Kurt Cobain from the band Nirvana

The year before the album Hole released, Courtney met Kurt Cobain at a club in Portland. And after the two month of the release of The hit song, Nevermind, the couple, Courtney and Kurt started dating each other. The couple tied the knot in February 1992 and in August, the couple welcomed their first daughter Frances Bean. 

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We all know that it's been more than 20 years since Kurt Cobain died because of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. But Courtney still loves him as she commemorated her late husband's birthday, with a short and sweet message on Instagram.

So these are five facts about Courtney. But this is not the end, we have some more short five fun facts about Courtney Love. Have a look.

  • In the late 80s, Courtney Love was the lead singer of Faith No More, but she was fired from the band before it became huge.

  • In 1993, Courtney and Kurt made their public appearance by performing together at the Rock Against Rape in Hollywood by performing two duets.

  • Courtney attended Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation event for victims of child abuse, rape, and domestic violence, on May 2011.

  • Courtney Love also had been an important part of 1988 Ramones music video for I Wanna Be Sedated, where she appeared as a bride among dozens of party guests.

  • Courtney erratically took classes at Portland State University where she used to learn English and philosophy.