Anna Nicole Smith Married Lawyer and Larry Birkhead Files Paternity Lawsuit – Howard Stern Says He is Father
The Anna Nicole Smith drama continues with Larry Birkhead filing a paternity lawsuit in Los Angeles, and Anna Nicole getting married to her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, on a sailboat off the Bahamas. Birkhead is filing the lawsuit in an attempt to establish paternity and possibly obtain visitation rights.
Anna Nicole Smith once claimed Birkhead was the father, according to Entertainment Tonight. Birkhead says that he went to the ultrasounds. He told ET "What's so funny is she stamped her handprint as the mom in the baby book, and I stamped it as the dad. And Howard was standing in the room, too. It was kind of uncomfortable, and she said, 'Howard, come here, stamp your hand,' and she wrote, 'Uncle Howard.' So why would Uncle Howard be Daddy Howard?" Howard Stern now claims to be the father, according to a report in the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
The news out of Nassau is that Stern and Smith are not “officially” married. Another one of Smith’s attorneys, Michael Scott, said that the couple "exchanged vows before God" but did not obtain a marriage license.
If Smith officially marries Stern, this will be her third marriage. She married Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel and then divorcing two years later. She then married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year. His estate has been in dispute since then. Comment on this Article at our Forum
By Nancy Connors
Best Syndication Writer