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Love: I wanted more kids with Kurt

Courtney Love has spoken of how eager she was to have a family with Kurt Cobain.

The Hole frontwoman was married to the late Nirvana rocker for two years before he took his own life in 1994 at the age of 27. The couple had one child together, daughter Frances Bean Cobain, but in a new excerpt from upcoming documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the 50-year-old revealed how they had planned for a large family.

“Yes, we wanted to have a baby, and I conceived Frances in December. So I was pregnant when we got married, yes," she said in the footage. "We were all we had, so making a family as fast as possible was important. If I had had more time, I'm telling you I would have had more kids."

The documentary was executively produced by Frances, 22, and while Courtney didn’t have any editorial input, the singer recently revealed how special it was to watch the film with her daughter.

“To see it in that room with my daughter was very cathartic and I was very happy to spend a little time with him and to find out, to see things and hear audio, and see into his heart,” she explained to V magazine. “It was an important moment of bonding between Frances and me, and I think it’s very healing for our family and for our relationship.”

However seeing her late husband did throw up some difficult memories for Courtney, as well as highlighting how she had approached any relationship she has had since.

“It f**ked me up,” she added. “I remembered the sexual relationship, which, as you know, is the core of any good marriage. It almost rendered other intimacies meaningless. I don’t have a boyfriend right now, so I’m single. [The film] made me really evaluate what, at the age of 50, I want out of a relationship. He’s a hard act to follow. I love him and I always will.”

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