Just hours after saying that her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, is “not always honest” and “clearly deluded,” Courtney Love continued her tirade against the 17-year-old on Facebook Wednesday by publicly expressing the hope that her only child with late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain not “become Jaimie [sic] L Spears.” The misspelled reference is to Britney Spears’ little sister, who became a mother at 17 in 2008.
“There’s not a whole lot I can do about it,” Love wrote, referring to her loss of legal guardianship of her daughter . (Love’s typo-laden language and punctuation have been corrected for clarity.) “This is like a hand grenade got thrown into our lives and it’s not Frances! I am angry at these people, not Frances. I’d just prefer she not become Jaimie [sic] L Spears. She should go be a writer or an artist, which I support 100%, but this is a circus and it pains me cos I know she hates it.”
Love’s lawyer has said that Frances Bean’s decision to live with her paternal grandmother , Wendy O’Connor, had nothing to do with her mother’s past issues with substance abuse, but was simply the teen’s preference. A judge reportedly issued a restraining order on Wednesday that bars Love from having any contact with Frances Bean, though no reason was given for the action.
When some fans suggested that Love’s personal family issues were better handled outside of the spotlight and not publicly, Love wrote, “and I very much miss my daughter being a private person, and I very much miss my daughter. I know she knows how miserable I am. I’m despairing and so sad, so, so sad, but I just want to help her be happy, that’s it. Get her [a] house and get her school and that’s all I’ve ever wanted.”