“Kurt would’ve drowned [a lot earlier] without her. The way I explain Courtney to people is that she’s cast iron on the outside and porcelain on the inside. She’s like three walking, talking encyclopedias. She’s the sunshine of my life. The problem for a lot of people is that she’s outspoken-which in women can be threatening to men-and she can see through bullshit. People don’t like folks who can see through them. It really bothers me that people think they know Courtney by reading newspaper or magazine stories, which are highly mistaken and naïve. One of the tabloids has her insane, sleeping with Kurt’s ashes and her new man. Courtney is far from insane.”

- Kurt’s mother, Wendy O’Connor.