Courtney Love: ‘Elle,’ Yes!

When people think of Courtney Love, they no doubt think of fashion.

So of course, the British edition of Elle magazine put the former Mrs. Kurt Cobain, age 44, on its January 2009 cover.

Bearing the cover line “Truly Madly Courtney: Up All Night With Rock’s Coolest Blonde,” the issue carries a tell-all interview with the famously opinionated Love.  Among her confessions, according to the Daily Mail:

  • That she once considered lap-band surgery to lose weight. “Baby, if I could get a gastric band I would,” Love confesses. “I’ve heard it’s a lot of vomiting and a pain in the ass, but it’s still easier than a diet. I did go to see a Hollywood doctor about it.” (According to other accounts, Love did more than just think about the surgery.)
  • That her daughter, 16-year-old Frances Bean Cobain, knows all about her mom and late dad Kurt Cobain’s drug habits: “My daughter knows I did drugs in my first trimester of pregnancy. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, when she was born and she was healthy,” the proud mama recalls. “We were excellent parents, and I say that despite pretty much always having an edge on.”

Hmm; average birth weight aside, the effects of Love’s prenatal drug use on Frances Bean are probably still up for debate. That is, if the kid’s questionable work ethic is an indication.

The January 2009 British Elle is on sale now.

It’s probably best to read it with a pal. That’s a seductive glamour Courtney Love exudes, but good friends don’t let their friends slip into it.