Courtney kisses her 12-year-old daughter, Frances Bean - the rock star's only child with the late Kurt Cobain - as they arrive to watch the final of TV singing showdown American Idol
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26 MAY 2005

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Rock star Courtney Love swapped her grunge rock image on Thursday to enjoy a decidedly all-American pastime with her 12-year-old daughter, Frances Bean.

Frances, Courtney's child with late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, held hands with her mum as they arrived for the final of American Idol the stateside version of the UK's Pop Idol.

The usually flamboyant singer-actress was dressed down for the event, wearing a long white gypsy skirt, lace-trimmed top and flip-flops. Clearly enjoying the mother-daughter day out, the 40-year-old star kissed Frances Bean tenderly on the forehead before they took side-by-side seats for the highly-anticipated finale.

It has been a difficult couple of years for the twosome Courtney's highly-publicised overdose in 2003 led to her losing custody of Frances Bean amidst a number of other legal woes. But in January 2005, after regaining full parental rights, the mother-of-one said in a statement: "Life is about choices, and I've chosen to move forward with my life in a healthy and positive way."

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