According to court documents filed December 11th, Wendy O’Connor and Kimberly Dawn Cobain were appointed temporary co-guardians of Frances, who is 17 years old (she doesn’t turn 18 until August of next year).
Frances is the daughter of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, the Nirvana guitarist and singer who killed himself in 1994. Wendy O’Connor is Kurt’s mother and Kimberly Cobain is Kurt’s sister.
Their appointment as temporary guardians does not necessarily mean that Love has given up legal custody of Frances for good. But Love’s history is full of some pretty crazy behavior and Frances has a trust fund, so the news is likely to set tongues wagging.