Courtney Love and her daughter Frances Bean Cobain may not have had the warmest of mother-daughter relationships, but it seems they've been trying to get into the Christmas spirit.
Courtney, who has made many attempts to end the family feud, made yet another entreaty on Christmas Day to her 20-year-old daughter by Kurt Cobain. But, to her delight, this time she got a response.
She tweeted to Cobain: 'Merry Christmas Bean!! Love you more than you could ever know. Xmamma.'
Hours later her daughter responded with a brief message that only gently poked fun at the Hole singer's eccentric ways by referring to her mother as 'kooksmcgee.
She wrote: '@Courtney merry Christmas kooksmcgee.'
According to gossip website www.gawker.com, an elated Courtney then tweeted three additional responses to her only child, all of which were ignored.
'That tweet was the best gift ever, its all I need even if it's a dammed social network J miss that little head of yours,' she wrote.
'That beautiful little head, and those long legs. Oh and by the way, sorry about the second hand smoke thing re: baby pic.'
Before adding bizarrely: 'But am trying these new e-cigs, the @njoyecigs so far are the best ones ive tried. Maybe they should pay us for this plug.'
When she was 17 years old, Frances Bean took out a restraining order against her mother, and went to live with other family members.
It was later revealed in legal documents that the order was granted due to domestic violence claims against Love by her daughter.
Cobain now lives in a $1.8 million home in the Hollywood Hills that she purchased with her trust fund set up after her father Kurt Cobain's death.
Their latest falling out was after Courtney made baseless claims on Twitter that Nirvana band mate and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grolh, who has known Frances Bean since she was a baby, had made sexual overtures to her daughter.
Afterwards she wrote to her daughter: 'Bean, sorry I believed the gossip.. Mommy loves you'. But Frances Bean was not in the mood for forgiveness until this Christmas.
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