The 19-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain is reportedly engaged to Isaiah Silva, a 26-year-old who hails from Yorba Linda, Calif.
In a Facebook update, Frances Bean Cobain wrote recently that she feels lucky to “spend the rest of my life loving my best friend.” Here a five things to know about her BFF:
1. He’s a Rocker
Silva serves as a singer and rhythm guitarist for The Rambles. The pop-rock group, who cite the Beatles as an influence, perform regular gigs at L.A. clubs, including two recent shows at the Viper Room.
2. He’s a Softie
On the band’s Facebook page, Silva revealed that he got weepy after watching the 1988 movie Beaches with his mother, Mary. “i always cry at the end,” he posted. “can’t help myself. lol’z.”
3. A David Letterman Connection
According to the Rambles’ MySpace page, Silva’s band has a deal with C.E. Music / Worldwide Pants – the management company owned by Letterman’s production company.
4. Performed with Katy Perry
Before breaking out with the Rambles, Silva and his bandmate Kevin Fry used to play with Perry before she hit it big. According to an article in OC Weekly, Silva and Fry did it “as a favor when she couldn’t afford her own band.”
5. He’s Got Kurt’s Look
Silva eerily recalls the looks of the Nirvana frontman. Like Kurt, he has piercing blue eyes, sports thrift shop cardigans occasionally, and hasn’t been afraid to dye his hair in punk-rock shades of purple.