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We think love rocks, literally. Enjoy our cavalcade of rock 'n' roll romancers and heartbroken balladeers.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
Though by conventional standards their marriage was tumultuous and rife with drug use, Cobain is quoted as saying, "I'm married and I'm more attracted to Courtney than I ever have been toward a person."

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

1991-1994

Before Courtney Love's current career as a tabloid-attracting car wreck, she was better known as the front woman of actually-quite-good grunge outfit Hole and most infamously, the partner of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Possessing both the enigmatic chemistry of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's relationship and the manic drug-fuelled downward spiral of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, Kurt and Courtney's relationship was both inspired and desperately tragic.

The pair met at a concert in 1991 just as Nirvana were being catapulted from obscurity to multi-platinum megastar status and married a year later when Courtney became pregnant with their daughter, Francis Bean.

Though Kurt and Courtney seemed to stimulate musical creativity in each other (Kurt is rumoured to have given a helping hand with the song writing of Hole's excellent Live Through This album, while Courtney inspired the twisted Nirvana classic 'Heart Shaped Box'), off the stage and out of the studio their life was a mess.

Love was accused of using heroin during her pregnancy and Cobain's drug problem swung out of control as he tried to cope with fame and a chronic stomach ulcer. Then Cobain had an unsuccessful suicide attempt in Europe and back home in Seattle was cautioned by police after Love called them when the couple had a domestic dispute. Finally, after checking out of rehab and with Courtney busy promoting the upcoming Hole album, Cobain shot himself dead at his own home on April 8, 1994.

Though by conventional standards their marriage was tumultuous and rife with drug use, Cobain is quoted as saying, "I'm married and I'm more attracted to Courtney than I ever have been toward a person."

In the eyes of many Nirvana fans, Courtney was Yoko to Kurt's Lennon, but while Lennon's fans may have resented Yoko, they never blamed her for his death. This was not the case with Love, who in the years after Kurt's death has suffered abuse and accusations from fans who thought she, directly or indirectly, killed her husband. Fellow musicians have also been on the anti-Courtney crusade. Former Nirvana member Dave Grohl is openly hostile to her and the Tori Amos song 'Professional Widow' is rumoured to be about her as well.

TomKate/Bragelina name: Kurtney


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Courtney Love admits to using heroin while pregnant with Kurt Cobain's daughter MusicFIX Blog by Jeremy Helligar Jan 29 2015 8:59AM

Being the daughter of Courtney Love and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain must come with its share of hurdles, but Frances Bean Cobain's challenges began even before she was born.

In the new documentary KURT COBAIN: Montage of Heck, which premiered last weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, Courtney, 50, reveals that she used heroin while pregnant with Frances, now 22.

"I used it once, then stopped," Courtney says. "I knew she would be fine."

Though her apparent lack of remorse is surprising, her candor isn't. Courtney's always been blunt and outspoken, and she more or less commissioned the project about her late husband, who committed suicide in 1994 at 27.

"In 2007 [I] got a call from Courtney who wanted a film that went beyond the music," said the doc's director Brett Morgen. "The journey started there. But I made this for Frances. She gave me the keys to go and make the film."

Indeed, Frances was executive producer and provided footage of her early months being raised by her parents.

Both Kurt and Courtney infamously battled heroin addiction during their marriage. Despite his demons, Kurt expressed his desire to be a good dad to Frances.

"My father and I are very different people," he said in archive footage. "I am capable of a lot more affection than he is. I don’t want her to be screwed up."


The Cobains in 1993. Image: Getty.

She seems to have turned out pretty well, though she's been estranged from her mother as an adult. The two reunited at the premiere for the first time in five years.

"So sad yet so uplifting, beautiful and gorgeous," Courtney tweeted of the doc afterwards. "Your daddy would be so proud of you baby. Thank you."

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WATCH: Newly single Irina Shayk strips off and cosies up to Marc Anthony in new music video MusicFIX Blog by Carmarlena Murdaca Jan 27 2015 6:47AM

One week after splitting from ex-boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk's already found herself embroiled in a new love triangle.

For a music video, that is.

Caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse for Marc Anthony's new track 'Yo Tambien', 29-year-old Irina emerges from a pool like a total goddess as two men fight for her undivided attention.

Erm, do you blame them? Watch the newly-single star smoulder in the snippet above.


Cristiano who?

The Victoria's Secret model and her footballer ex split over the Christmas period, with the striker then linked to Spanish TV presenter Lucia Villalon.

Last week, it was claimed that Ronaldo dumped Irina, because she refused to attend a 60th birthday party he was organising for his mother Dolores...which sounded a little extreme to us.


The other woman? Cristiano says no, but sources say yes.

However, #CampShayk quickly squashed those rumours, saying that Irina had always "been to close to Cristiano's family throughout their relationship".

"Any negative rumours about Irina's and Ronaldo's family are completely false and have not been a factor in the cause of the split," they added. "Irina has no comments at the moment."

Probably because she's too busy being chased by men all over the globe...

See more celebrity breakup revenge snaps in the gallery below…

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