This will most likely be the last time I ever post a picture of Frances Bean Cobain and Isaiah Silva together, and I’m sure that would suit Frances Bean just fine. Because after years of battling it out over money and guitars, TMZ says she’s finally free of her husband of 21 months. The only downside is he leaves with one of the late Kurt Cobain’s guitars.
A few months after Frances filed for divorce, Isaiah claimed she gave him Kurt’s Martin 1959 D-18E guitar from his 1993 MTV Unplugged performance (it also happened to be the last guitar Kurt ever played). Isaiah claimed it was a wedding gift. He also claimed he needed $300,000 a year in spousal support. Frances claimed it wasn’t a gift, and at one point Courtney Love’s pal Sam Lutfi got involved as sort of a hired goon to pressure the mother of Isaiah’s kid to side with Team Frances.
When we last checked in with this mess back in December, 25-year-old Frances and 33-year-old Isaiah were almost officially split up. They just had to figure out who was getting what, specifically who was getting that guitar. Five months later, and Frances reportedly decided she’d rather wash Isaiah out of her hair than keep fighting over that damn gee-tar. Sources tell TMZ that Frances wanted Isaiah out of her life “for good” and that she really didn’t want to deal with a court trial.
Additionally, Frances didn’t want to keep fighting over the guitar, because her dad died when she was just a year old, and she really doesn’t have a sentimental attachment to it. She understands that her decision to just hand off that guitar to her ex might piss off some Nirvana fans, but she doesn’t care and wants to move on.
As for the rest of their divorce settlement, Isaiah pretty much gets the guitar and an invitation to not let the door hit his ass on the way out. Isaiah wanted $25,000 a month in spousal support, but he’s getting $0. Frances is also keeping the home they bought together and Isaiah has to pay his own legal bills. This fight has been going on for almost two years, and that’s a ton of billable hours. Isaiah is technically a musician, but only record with his band was released in 2014. I’m not saying Isaiah is broke, but any pissed-off Nirvana fans probably shouldn’t worry about ever seeing Kurt’s guitar again. Once Isaiah compares the zeros on his legal bills to the zeros in his bank account, that guitar is going to become the #1 attraction at Isaiah’s Museum of Kurt’s One Guitar. Admission is $10, please make checks payable to Isaiah’s landlord.