I told you so.” With those words on the courthouse steps in the Bahamas, Larry Birkhead officially became the father of Anna Nicole Smith baby Dannielynn.
Other issues of custody and guardianship were not discussed by the participants under a court gag order, although co-contestent father Larry Birkhead said he was very disappointed but accepted the evidence.
The former jPlayboy Playmate’s death in a Florida casino hotel on February 8 touched off a storm as various people fought over her body and also over her baby. Under the law Stern is presumptive father, but it is a rebuttable position, Birkhead or Smith’s mother Virgie Arthur can try and prove he is unfit to be the father.
The child could one day be worth a fortune if Smith’s estate wins a decade-long battle to inherit from a former oil tycoon husband.