Courtney Love achieved her first superstar status in the 1990s as the lead singer of the Grammy-nominated rock band “Hole”, which she founded together with guitarist Eric Erlandson. After “Hole” broke up, she was also very successful as a solo artist. The multi-talented diva is also an established actress and can point to a number of films with a large budget, including ‘Man on the Moon’ in 1999 and ‘Trapped’ in 2000.
During her long showbiz career, which spanned several decades, Courtney Love has also received a great deal of media attention through her highly eventful private life. The music diva has had a number of high-profile relationships, the most notable of which was her media-acclaimed marriage to the late rock icon Kurt Cobain.
Who is Courtney Love Dating?
In late 2015, Courtney Love met Hollywood filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki. They are said to have met through mutual friends in fall 2015. Despite the age difference of 15 years, the two are said to have had an immediate connection, which is said to have deepened afterward. The couple had several major appearances on the red carpet, and they were also seen together in public several times. Recently, however, they have managed to stay away from the media.
Courtney Love’s Ex-Boyfriends List: Dated or Married
Marriage to James Moreland
In the early years of her career, Courtney Love met up with her musician colleague James Moreland, the frontman of the now-disbanded rock band “The Leaving Trains”. Their relationship was poorly documented due to the fact that Love was relatively unknown at the time. The duo formed the bond on February 14, 1989, but their relationship was short-lived as it was dissolved on June 15, 1989. Courtney has often described her 4-month marriage to James Moreland as “a joke”.
Shortly before she met her famous late husband Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love had a brief relationship with her singer-songwriter colleague Billy Corgan, frontman of the rock band “The Smashing Pumpkins”. It remains unclear how they met or when the relationship actually began. However, Love has made some important revelations about their breakup in 1991. According to the singer, she had accompanied Corgan and his band “The Smashing Pumpkins” on a European tour, but he refused to pay for her return flight. The relationship between the two remained strained for several years, but they finally reconciled in 2014.
Marriage to Kurt Cobain
Courtney Love’s most remarkable relationship to date is her 2-year marriage to the late rock musician Kurt Cobain. It is widely reported that Love developed a crush on the rock star in 1989 after seeing him perform in Portland, Oregon. In May 1991, Love and Cobain had a much closer encounter after a Butthole Surfers concert at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Their friendship blossomed quickly in the weeks that followed when they discovered that they had similar interests.
After that, things between the two of them went pretty fast and their relationship culminated in their marriage on February 24, 1992, a private wedding ceremony on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, attended by only 8 people. Soon after tying the knot, the couple welcomed their first and only child, a daughter named Frances Bean Cobain, born August 18, 1992.
Although they always seemed to be totally in love, Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain were notorious for their mutual abuse of drugs, especially heroin. Things began to go wrong for them after Love admitted in a Vanity Fair interview that she had used heroin when she was pregnant with her daughter. As a result, the couple came under intense public scrutiny, including a lawsuit by the Los Angeles County Department of Children’s Services that declared them unfit to be parents. Love later denied the allegations on the grounds that they were taken out of context.
Unfortunately, Courtney Love’s marriage to Kurt Cobain ended tragically on April 5, 1994, after Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Before his death, Cobain had shown suicidal intent on several occasions, which is why his wife Love had him committed to a drug detoxification program at the Exodus Recovery Center in Los Angeles. However, he escaped from the facility and returned to his home on Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle, where his body was discovered on April 8, 1994.
A few years after the death of Kurt Cobain, Courtney began a love affair with Hollywood actor and filmmaker Edward Norton, whom she met on the set of the biopic The People vs. Larry Flynt in 1996. There are unconfirmed reports that the duo became engaged during their time together, but their romance ended after 4 years. The cause of their separation is unknown, but the former lovers have maintained a cordial relationship as Norton is the godfather of Love’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
In addition to her well-known relationships, Courtney Love also had a brief romance with guitarist and former hole band member Eric Erlandson. She has also admitted to having had an affair with English actor and comedian Steve Coogan in 2005, a lawsuit that was dismissed by the latter.