Frances Bean Cobain Opens Up About Battle With Addiction

It’s been 24 years since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain took his own life at the height of his fame.

While the exact causes of Cobain’s self-destructive mental state remain a mystery, the singer’s long struggle with heroin addiction is believed to have played a role in his downward spiral.

And the battle that claimed her father’s life was no doubt on Frances Bean Cobain’s mind yesterday, as she revealed that she’s celebrating two years of sobriety.

Frances shared the news with her millions of Instagram followers on Tuesday with a moving post about her new lease on life:

“I thought I would start this post by using a pure moment in Oahu amongst nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018,” the 25-year-old wrote.

“It feels significant here, now because it’s my 2nd sober birthday. It’s an interesting and kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate in a public forum.”

Cobain went on to say that she made a conscioud decision to keep her struggle to herself until now:

“The fact that I’m sober isn’t really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately. But I think it’s more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing.”

Frances says she’s opening up about her struggle now, in hopes that others might find inspiration in her ability to get clean:

“I want to have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different,” she writes.

The daughter of Courtney Love – who’s own struggles with addiction have been well-documented – adds that she’s realized using substances to escape her problems will always be tempting, but she says she’s found a better path:

“Self destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Undeniably, for myself and those around me becoming present is the best decision I have ever made.

“How we treat our bodies directly correlates to how we treat our souls. It’s all interconnected. It has to be.”

Frances ends her celebratory post with a message of hope for those who are stuggling:

“As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to,” she writes.

“I’ll never claim I know something other people don’t. I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me.”

After an ugly divorce from Isaiah Silva, Cobain is dating musician Matthew Cook these days.

She assures fans that she’s never been happier.

We wish her all the best in all her endeavors.


Maci Bookout: New Evidence of Fake Custody Battle Emerges

Earlier this week, Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout was accused of lying to fans of the show in order to create a more dramatic storyline for herself for the show’s current season.

Eagle-eyed viewers claimed that the custody battle between Maci and Ryan Edwards had been faked for the cameras, and the exes had actually reached an amicable co-parenting arrangement.

Now, new evidence has emerged indicating that Ryan and Maci have, in fact, been sharing custody of their son Bentley for several months, all the while pretending to be at one another’s throats over the question of who will raise the boy.

According to the show, the timeline of Ryan and Maci’s custody battle goes something like this:

Back in June Ryan checked into rehab immediately after marrying Mackenzie Standifer.

He left treatment three weeks later, and immediately attacked Maci on social media with a vulgar meme.

Thus began one of the ugliest fights for custody in the illustrious history of the Teen Mom franchise.

Or so viewers have been led to believe…

Maci Conspiracy

The above image was posted in a Teen Mom message board on Reddit earlier this week.

The poster claims it offers conclusive evidence that Ryan and Maci are lying about the severity of their feud.

On the show, Maci and Bentley visited Ryan on Father’s Day at his parents’ house.

Ryan and Maci got into a fight; she left, and he supposedly didn’t see Bentley for several months afterward.

“Maci’s storyline this season is total BS,” the viewer wrote on Reddit.

“Go figure lol. Here are some pictures with dates proving that Bentley has been able to see his dad and grandparents regularly since July. Tomorrow’s episode takes place at the end of October where Ryan supposedly hasn’t seen him since Father’s Day.”

Yes, it does seem that either Ryan is posting old photos of himself with Bentley, or he’s lying about going several months without seeing his son.

The same viewer claimed that changes were made to Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra’s storyline in post-production.

Meanwhile, Maci has moved on to a dramatic storyline.

On a recent episode of the show Bookout revealed that she suffered a miscarriage, and thus, has concerns about getting pregnant again.

While the miscarriage took place several months ago, fans were not made aware of it until recently.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on Maci’s many struggles.


Jordin Sparks: Stepsister Dies After Battle with Sickle Cell Anemia

Not even the saying, “when it rains, it pours,” is equipped to describe this situation.

Jordin Sparks and her family are suffering from an incalculable loss. Jordin herself has lost four loved ones in one week.

One of them was her younger stepsister, who has passed away at just 16.

This should be a happy time in Jordin Sparks’ life.

After all, she just got secretly married … and she’s pregnant!

Unfortunately, Jordin’s step-sister, Bryanna Jackson-Frias, has died at 16 from complications resulting from sickle-cell anemia.

If you’re not familiar, sickle cell anemia involves red blood cells adhering to the walls of blood vessels. This obstructs blood from reaching tissues sufficiently, which can cut off oxygen.

As you can imagine, the results can be damaged tissues as well as serious pain. Bryanna knew this battle for her entire life.

But now that fight is over.

Jordin Sparks’ mother, Jodi Jackson, announced the sad news on social media:

“Bry went peacefully to Heaven. I can’t help to think [that] she’s smiling just like this. Thank you all for your prayers.”

That is heartbreaking.

Before Bryanna passed away, Jordin Sparks had taken to Instagram to share a plea with her followers.

Jordin Sparks' Step-Sister

Following the tragic news of Bryanna’s passing, Jordin once again shared her pain with fans.

“Four Angels in a week. My heart is just so heavy & broken. I’m in shock, numb and feel everything all at the same time.”

Because her step-sister is not the only loved one she lost.

“Leah & Rasual (one of my closest friends and her amazing other half who also was a great friend), Bryanna (my step sister) and Q (my little cousin), you were such bright lights in this crazy world.”

We mentioned that Rasual Butler and his wife died in a car wreck.

The idea of losing so many people in one week is devastating. Especially when it’s so sudden. And especially when two of them are family.

Jordin’s post continues.

“You made everyone better just by knowing them. And your smiles made anyone’s day better. The world is less sparkly without you in it.”

Devastating to lose them in such rapid succession that she can’t even single them out to speak about them.

“Rest In Peace and Power. I love you forever. Find Miles and hug him for me. [black heart emoji]”

No one should have to grapple with this degree of loss in one year, let alone one week.

Jordin Sparks ends her post with a plea to her fans and followers:

“Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. Don’t ever skip a chance to tell someone you appreciate them or how much you love them.”

She’s absolutely right. 

“Please, please continue to cover their families and our family with thoughts and prayers. #unicornsdontdie #sicklecellsux”

Clearly, Jordin and her entire family — and everyone else who loved these four souls — need support now more than ever.

Grief is a long, complicated process that can sour every other experience.

We wish all of their loved ones all of the comfort that they deserve.


Siesta Key Season 1 Episode 12 Recap: Chloe’s Birthday Battle Royale

They say all’s fair in love and war, and it seems like the Siesta Key ladies took that to heart on Siesta Key Season 1 Episode 12

When the episode got underway, Juliette was still mad that Kelsey slept over at Garrett’s and more importantly, that she was not told about it sooner. 

She met up with Hannah and some other pals, and they spent the entire time bashing Kelsey. Hannah pointed out that it was about time Juliette found out the truth. 

Juliette called Chloe who was with Kelsey and her side of the group at the beach. Chloe was quick to shut Juliette’s sordid claims down. There was no way Kelsey and Garrett hooked up. 

This gave Juliette the courage to confront Garrett face-to-face, and she got dressed up for the occasion. She wanted to show Garrett what he’d be missing if he stepped out of line again. 

The pair made up, and all seemed right in the world. 

Elsewhere, Chloe was preparing for her 22nd birthday party, and her boss gave her the Tiki bar for the night. She, Canvas and Kelsey decorated the place, and this gave Kelsey and opportunity to warn Canvas off of Brandon. 

Canvas was not ready to give up the fight and basically told Kelsey she would do what she wanted. Someone needs to put this chick in her place. 

Who goes on a reality TV show to mess with relationships? It’s tacky and embarrassing. 

While Chloe was thinking about the party, she was also worried about her mother. There were spots in her brain, and the duo figured she could have MS. 

Thankfully, that was ruled out early on, and it allowed Chloe to continue planning her birthday bash. 

At the party, Madisson turned up the heat on Canvas and told her she would flush her head down the toilet if she went near Brandon again. Yes, we’re kidding about the last part, but at least she made Canvas aware that she was on to her game. 

Alex emerged from hiding and arrived at the lavish event on a boat. Yeah, that’s how these kids roll. He had a gift for Chloe, and she was quick to forgive him for everything.

Garrett and Kelsey started talking about what happened between them, but Juliette stormed off with Alex before she had a chance to say anything to the pair. 

On the boat, Juliette and Alex continued to get closer, but then Garrett showed up to ruin all of their fun. He was mad because Juliette did not want him near an ex, so why should it be a different rule for her?

In the end, Kelsey, Chloe, and Madisson complained about Juliette, and she heard the whole thing. The trio then said they hated her and Alex. 

Alex went back to the party to find out what was going on, but Juliette took a swing for Kelsey and tried to attack her. 

This put her even further on the outs with the group, and before long, she was kissing Alex on his boat. 

This is not going to end well. 

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Siesta Key continues Monday at 10/9C on MTV!