How Courtney Love Lost $27 Million in Nirvana Money

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As the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love once had access to one of rock's biggest fortunes.

But the grunge queen reveals that she burned through a huge chunk of the dough, mostly settling lawsuits over the years.

"I lost about $27 million," Love told the UK's Sunday Times. "I know that's a lifetime of money to most people, but I'm a big girl. It's rock 'n roll, it's Nirvana money. I had to let it go."

Love, who was married to Cobain from 1992 until his death in 1994, says she's doing just fine without it.

Judge Rules in Favor of Courtney Love in 'Twibel' Case

"I make enough to live on. I'm financially solvent. I focus on what I make now," she told the Times.

Earlier this year, a jury ruled in favor of Love in the so-called "Twibel" case.

The Hole singer was sued by her lawyer at the time, Rhonda Holmes, for a statement she posted on Twitter suggesting that Holmes took a bribe when she backed out of a legal battle Love was waging with the managers of her late husband's estate.