Anna Nicole Smith paternity battle ends

The results of a long-awaited DNA test have finally determined that Larry Birkhead is the father of the late Anna Nicole Smith's seven month old daughter.

The paternity of Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern has been heavily contested since the February 8 death of her mother, with several men claiming to be the father of a baby who could inherit a fortune from Smith's late husband, a Texas oil baron who was many years her senior. Baby Dannielynn is currently in the Bahamas under the care of Howard K. Stern, Smith's companion and Birkhead's nemesis in the paternity battle.

While Stern said that he is "very disappointed" with the test results, he vowed that he still loves the child, that he will welcome Birkhead into his home should he wish to visit Dannielynn, and that he believes Birkhead should be granted full custody of the child.

"My baby's going to be coming home pretty soon," Birkhead announced.

Other men who claimed potential paternity include O.J. Simpson; Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt; and Smith's bodyguard, Alex Denk. Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, suggested that Dannielynn could have been conceived using sperm frozen by Smith's late husband, J. Howard Marshall. Arthur had also sought custody of Dannielynn.

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Im glad Larry Birkhead is the Farther there wasn't one doubt in my mind he wasn't the father i knew he was and im behind you one hundred percent Howard stern knew he wasn't the father thats why he didn't want the paternity of Dannielynn to come out he wanted that money im so happy for Larry Birkhead and now they need justice for Nicole and her son i believe Howard killed them for Dannielynn money but now since the father is revealed he want be getting that money so now what will he do nicole loved that little girl she would have not took an overdose and howard was jealous over larry birkhead because him and anna nicole were so happy together and now shes gone and you could tell how much they were inlove not everyday that happens and larry birkhead fought for along time in court to see his daughter and now its finally over i know hes glad of that larry birkhead is a #1 Father how many fathers do you see in court fighing for there kids not many.I have three and by the same dad do you think he went to court for custody know im raising them on my own with my mom and brother help i have 2boys and one girl.
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Just glad this circus of the media is finally over. I couldn't watch the news or read a newspaper without reading some headline or article about Anna Nicole's paternity test. So much thanks that this won't pop up again!
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i feel bad for howard k stern. He would have been a better father then this creep who is the babies father.
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will this story please go away now
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I'm glad that the paternity is over and revealed. I could tell that it was Birkhead as he and Dannielynn looked alike in some ways. My best wishes to him and his daughter.
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YES!!!!!!!
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You have to be blind to think Stern is the farther. I had a strong feeling the Berkhead is the father just look at the comparsons from him and the baby.
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I don't know what to think of Birkhead but I'm glad that Stern's not the father. That guy's the shadiest, creepiest mofo out there. His whole marriage to Anna looked way too formal, like a marriage of convenience. It didn't look genuine. And Anna's mother looks like she's just trying to horn in on the action. She was estranged from Anna but now all of a sudden she wants everything to do with her. Whatever.
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I am glad larry is the father , i just hope stern and larry work together for the babys sake.and that annas mother never gets custody of danni lynn,she only wants the money,which i agree should be held in a trust fund till danni lynn is 21
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God Rest Her Soul, but I've never cared about her from day 1 when she came on the seen and when she was first dating the older man. I hope this will quiet things down a bit but I have a feeling that she'll be one of those that society never lets rest and we'll have to hear about her forever and ever. I feel sorry for the baby...
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And who is going to take care of this child - Larry, bloody unlikely. Poor child will have a barrage of nannies and grow up never knowing the love of a mother. This is just another sad situation for a child born to spoiled rich folk.
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I had always read articles about Larry and Anna-Nicole's relationship. It seemed like to me that he was the only one who truly cared for her, who actually loved her and wanted to really help her. He wanted to help her clean up and have a good life together. I always knew the baby was his, it was only obvious. Stern swooped in like a vulture and started manipulating Anna-Nicole like he always has, a man not to be trusted. I for one am so happy for Larry and glad that this nightmare is coming to an end. I wish him and his daughter all the best in life, they deserve it.
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This sickens me that so many people would try to claim a child because of the money. If there were no money attach, i bet this idiot Birkhead would be running away from any DNA test. That poor child's father is a golddigger and I feel for this kid. I think the court should hold all the money until the kid is 18 and give it all to the kid so this punk don't get any.
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I used to know stern's brother! I never expected to see that family in the news
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I had a feeling it was Larry. Mostly because both Anna and HOward were acting like they were hiding something. DIdn't want to do a DNA test.
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Lady260 : Good one. I never watch Maury anymore because all he ever has is paternity issues.
Anyways, glad its over, wish the best for the baby
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Great job but next time you will know to keep your pants up.
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They should have settled this on the Maury show. At least its over for the poor baby. Kinda
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That's not that surprising.
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i'm glad for larry. thank goodness this paternity mess is over..but now there will be another 6 months until we find out who gets custody and the money she'll inherit. oh brother..
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Interesting...
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I KNEW IT!!!
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