Frances Bean Cobain Reunites With Estranged Mom Courtney Love

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Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of the late Nirvana singer and songwriter, Kurt Cobain, reunited with her mom, Courtney Love, on the red carpet at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. Frances Bean and Love smiled as they embraced before screening of the film, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

Frances Bean, 22-years-old, is an executive producer of the documentary and worked with director Brett Morgen, whom Love had approached several years ago about making the film. The documentary focuses on Kurt Cobain’s life as a husband and father in addition to his musical artistry.

France Bean’s mother tweeted how proud she is of her daughter.

The mother-daughter relationship between Frances Bean and Love has had its ups and downs over the years. After Kurt’s suicide in 1994, Love battled addiction and, due to years of erratic behavior, lost custody of Frances to Kurt’s relatives in 2009.

In 2012, Love accused Dave Grohl, Nirvana’s drummer, of trying to seduce a then 19-year-old Frances. Frances denied the accusation and suggested Twitter should ban her mother.

Frances said, “While I’m generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I’m in a monogamous relationship and very happy. Twitter should ban my mother.”

Love later tweeted an apology to Frances writing, “”Bean, sorry I believed the gossip. Mommy loves you.”

Frances and her mom have also gone through periods of time without speaking. In April last year during an interview with the Telegraph, Love shared her thoughts on the turmoil between the two of them.

“It was a really dark public humiliation. My own kid. Not fun. But without getting into her personal life, which she’s very private about, she saw people being dishonest and craven, and she eventually came back and said I need my mom.”

Last fall at the Sons of Anarchy premiere in Los Angeles, Love declared her relationship with Frances was improving.

“It’s really good. We live four doors down from each other!”

I respect how reclusive she is. She’s very tasteful. You know, she’s Frances Bean. A lot is expected of her, and she handles it so well. She’s a very strong girl.”

Frances Bean and Love hugging and smiling together on Saturday was a rare sight, but they appeared to be sharing a peaceful moment before the screening of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first fully-authorized documentary on Cobain and one of the most buzzed-about films of the Sundance Film Festival.

The question now is: Can peace remain between Love and Frances Bean Cobain?

[Image via Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for HBO]