By Whitney Pastorek
December 14, 2009 at 10:20 PM EST

TMZ is reporting and E! Online is confirming with court documents that Courtney Love has temporarily lost legal custody of Frances Bean, her daughter with late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Frances Bean, who is now a whopping 17 years old, has been placed in the care of Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, and his sister, Kimberly. No reason for the guardianship was given, and the women do not have control over the teen’s trust fund. We’ve called both Love’s lawyer and her publicist, and are waiting for further confirmation and any response from the notoriously uncensored Hole singer. (Ordinarily, we’d turn to her Twitter, but she shut it down this fall in the wake of a libel suit filed against her by a fashion designer she’d called a “nasty lying hosebag thief.”)

In the meantime, Mixers, what do you think? While there’s no guarantee this means disaster in the life of Love (or Frances), it’s certainly not a good sign. Are you as bummed as we are that this family unit couldn’t hold on for one more year?

UPDATE: Love’s attorney, Keith A. Fink, gave a statement to late today, saying, “This is simply about Frances preferring to live with her grandmother at this time.”

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