Is Frances Bean Cobain engaged to a Kurt Cobain lookalike?

Kaiser sent me this story a couple of days ago and I shrugged until it got picked up by People. Apparently Frances Bean Cobain, still just 19, and her boyfriend of over a year, musician Isaiah Silva, changed their Facebook status to “engaged.” They’re pretty young to be getting married, and some outlets are claiming he’s a “Kurt Cobain lookalike.” There are photos of the guy in a flannel shirt and he’s a musician and looks kind of scrappy like Frances’ famous late dad, but I don’t see a strong resemblance there. Isaiah has dark hair. He’s looked like Kurt in the past, though, like strikingly so.

Frances Bean Cobain, 19, the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain, has been dating Isaiah Silva of L.A. band the Rambles for more than a year – and they may have taken the next step, reports the OC Weekly.

They each quietly changed their Facebook relationship status to engaged a few weeks ago, the paper says, and a source confirms their happy news of Cobain’s engagement to PEOPLE. However, they have since changed their statuses back.

According to the report, the couple use fake names on Facebook – she goes by Frances Rachel Leigh Cook, he uses Isaiah David Berkowitz-Cusack. Screen shots of their Facebook pages also show comments that hint at an engagement.

“Getting to spend the rest of my life loving my best friend makes me the luckiest woman in the world,” Cobain wrote at one point.

Cobain, who exuded Old Hollywood glamour in a set of photos taken by fine art photographer Rocky Schenck earlier this year, was just 20 months old when she lost her father, the Nirvana frontman.

[From People]

She’s so young to get married but at least Frances is in a serious longterm relationship and at least she’s no longer under the influence of her mom. The last we saw of Frances she was in a photoshoot late this summer looking so elegant and like a young Angelina Jolie. She is rock royalty, and it seems so fitting that she would marry a musician. I hope that they don’t do it legally, though, and just keep it serious and committed without making it official. I know some people marry young and it works, but I still think it’s a bad idea. They’re so adorable together, though. Check out these photos from their Facebook. (The black and white ones below.)




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  1. Beatrix says:

    she should not be getting married at this age. and I really hope she’s protecting her assets. but c’mon, every other scruffy guy in the world would be considered a ‘kurt cobain’ lookalike, give her a break about that

  2. Carolyn says:

    I’m happy that she seems so grounded. Can’t see the resemblance to Kurt.

  3. theaPie says:

    I wish her the best. A year is a good length of time to date someone before engagement, though she is young.

  4. gee says:

    Shes cute, he’s cute! I hope she’ll get a prenup.

  5. birdie says:

    He looks nothing like her dad..come on. Just because he has long hair? TWINS!
    She is gorgeous and she should do what makes her happy, people get divorced at ANY age and time. So it doesnt matter when you marry as long as you are sure about it.

  6. cassius. says:

    I think they could pass as siblings. They look a helluva lot like each other.

  7. MJ says:

    Half of the 19 year old boys in the Western world look like Kurt Cobain right now. Grunge is back!

    If they go through with this, she’d better get a prenup. Yikes.

  8. blc says:

    This guy looks nothing like Kurt Cobain. He is dressed in a way that Kurt Cobain used to dress, but wearing similar clothing does not mean he looks anything like KC.

  9. NM9005 says:

    Well, she’s looking for the secure home she never had. Can’t blame her for that, everybody wants to feel like they belong somewhere. Although marriage would be too drastic imo.

    Also, a lot of young people struggle. Frances is lucky she has the money and name recognition otherwise nobody would give a crap. She hasn’t accomplished anything what her father had and we don’t even know what her talents are besides looking stunning in a picture, the artwork… so why not hold out until we start to speak about “rock royalty” until she sets a serious mark into showbizz. It’s just a title and doesn’t say anything about her qualities. Most things she gets in life are through her legacy (like the intership at Rolling Stone).

  10. Hanna says:

    I’ve gotta say that’s creepy.. He does look like him, and he’s a musican? I think the dude wants to marry Kurt rather than Kurt’s daughter lol

  11. marie says:

    I think it’s more that the way she looks and dresses is very evocative of her parents (both) and with him in grunge clothes, the comparison will inevitably be made.

  12. sarah says:

    Other than being greasy looking and wearing a flannel, no.

  13. Artisan says:

    He is a cutie but I think he looks like Elijah Wood and (or) Jared Leto. Stared at the picture for a good ten minutes. Perhaps too long, maybe not long enough. :

  14. normades says:

    This dude is much better looking. I thought Jared Leto too.

  15. Talie says:

    Usually people who come from such instability like her really want to start having a family early. They want their own family so they can fully disengage from the old one.

  16. alice says:

    He doesn’t exactly look like Kurt, but the couple look like brother and sister, which is why people are looking for a resemblance to Kurt, but he actually looks like Francis

  17. madpoe says:

    I’d hate for this to be a hard lesson learned for Bean. And he’ll be forever known as the guy that bagged a rock princess/assests, or the dude that knocked her up. He does not look like Kurt in my eyes. Protect your ass-ets Bean! Stay away from drugs and ur mama. Betcha Love will make this about her some how soon.

  18. LeeLoo says:

    Frances seems smart and seems like she has a good head on her shoulder so I will trust her judgement. I just hope that if they do get married, Frances pre-nups it.

  19. ele4phant says:

    I really don’t think he looks like Kurt.

  20. Reece says:

    I have a feeling that any musician she dates would be compared to Cobain.

    Is he wearing her jeans?

  21. Annaloo says:

    Dear Lord, put combat boots on her outfit, and I am back in 1992.

    Yes, they look like Courtney & Kurt. Not as GREAT at Courtney & Kurt, but def have that ‘look”.

  22. Eleonor says:

    After grunge every guy with long hair,blue eyes and a guitar looks like Kurt Cobain, and here I don’t see any resemblance, but they look cute. Maybe it’s their first love, and they seriously believe it will be forever. I believed that in my ’20s, so I think it’s normal to write “engaged” on their fb status.
    I don’t think anyone should be worried for her asset,she is smart enough to have protect herself (and her asset) from her crazy crakhead mother. Girl knows how defend herself she was raised by Courtney Love and was able to turn out normal.

  23. The Original Mia says:

    No resemblance to Kurt. If they are engaged, best of luck to them! Frances deserves stability after everything Courtney has put her through.

  24. Trillion says:

    More like a young Micheal Stipe look a like.

  25. kristipistol says:

    OMG, I totally see the resemblance. Those eyes are spot on for Kurt. If you look at the marriage announcements in the paper, notice that the couples do look alike most of the time.

  26. ZenB!tch says:

    Thankfully, she doesn’t look like Courtney. She may physically but she looks clean and healthy (both meanings of clean).

    He’s cute – has pretty eyes like Kurt did, but that is it for the resemblance.

  27. rightgrrl says:

    they are both cute! good for them!

  28. ShanKat says:

    He’s more of a Jared Leto lookalike.

  29. Hootie Hoo says:

    I agree, more of a Jared Leto. Major score!
    I wish her a good life. She deserves some happiness and sanity after being born to a psycho mother. She probably needs and cherishes stability in her life now.

  30. Aquarius74 says:

    They’re so beautiful ! I wish them luck, a quiet life, lots of love, lots of friendship, and a good health (it helps !). They’re so cute, you cannot blame them.

  31. KKola says:

    Hot couple! Maybe they’ll have a little bean of their own.

  32. crazycatlady says:

    Yeah. Change that hair to blonde and you have Kurt.

    I just hope he isn’t troubled like her father was. I wish them happiness, not tragedy.

  33. TB says:

    I got married at 19 been going good for 11 years. Sometimes you meet the person you want to spend the rest of your life with earlier than others. And he looks nothing like Kurt.

  34. Semper says:

    I love their bed fort.

  35. Dani says:

    He looks like Jordan Catalano.

  36. Ramie says:

    they are both so adorable together!!! but marriage is a curse. don’t get married, Bean!!

  37. Sue says:

    Looks more like Jared Leto.

  38. whatever you want it to be says:

    She looks so beautiful in that flowery dress, I’m envious! And he looks nothing like Kurt, people are making a deal out of nothing.

  39. Fairy Dogmother says:

    I’m sorry, but if you put any young, thin, scruffy guy with longish hair in an outfit like that he’s going to resemble Cobain. Leave Frances alone. Maybe he’s the love of her life.

  40. AM says:

    @ NM9005: I agree when you have no stability growing up you try and seek it elsewhere. She is too young for marriage.

    @ Ramie: Don’t knock marriage it does work for some people obviously not for you!

  41. original kate says:

    he really doesn’t look like kurt.

  42. Just Me says:

    Young marriage when one or both are looking for stability they have never known are HARD. I tried and failed miserably couldn’t do it without any example of what a “normal” relationship is like.

    Anybody else who thinks it is just wrong to use their FB alais – they use fake ones for a reason!

  43. Jamie says:

    I wish more celebrity spawn would lay low like Frances. Sure she gets some perks from her parentage here and there, but at least she’s not in our faces trying to make us believe she’s talented. Other so-called rock royalty should take note. I don’t care who or how young she marries as long as she keeps being low key.

  44. self help says:

    he needs to get rid of the mullet, that’s all i’m saying.

  45. lily says:

    He’s hot and she’s pretty…cute couple, I wish them the best