Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead is the father of her baby. That's according to DNA tests released April 10, 2007, in a court hearing.
"I hate to be the one who told you this but, I told you so!"
With those words, Larry Birkhead put months of speculation to rest. A paternity test, he said, showed without a doubt he's the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, Dannielynn.
Though paternity has been established, the battle over custody may have just begun. Howard K. Stern, Smith's lawyer and companion, said he won't fight to keep the baby, but Virgie Arthur, Smith's estranged mother, likely will.
"All I care about and all I've ever cared about is the safety and well being of my little granddaughter, Dannielynn," Arthur said. "I'm glad Dannielynn will know her father."
Arthur's attorney suggested her client may seek, in the very least, dual guardianship of the child, but that would be against Smith's wishes. Birkhead is expected to argue. He said he's looking forward to bringing Dannielynn home to Los Angeles.
A custody hearing is scheduled for later this week here in the Bahamas, but in the meantime Birkhead has some other concerns to attend to. He said he's going to the toy store.