Anna Nicole Smith apparently has more than a business relationship with her attorney, Howard K. Stern. Breaking the news on CNN’s Larry King, Stern (who is a constant fixture at Smith’s side) reported he is the “proud father” of her baby girl. I guessed as much!
Stern says the baby girl, named Dannie Lynn Hope, is the “one ray of hope” for the former Playboy model. The little girl was born just days before Smith’s son, Daniel, died mysteriously at the same Bahamas hospital. The little girl’s name was previously released as Hannah, so either the information was inaccurate or Smith changed the name in memory of her son Daniel.
Stern goes on to tell King that the little baby is, “the one thing that is really keeping her going. And through it all, even with all the pain, she has been a great mom, a very attentive mom.”
“We love each other and it’s been gong on for a very long time and because of my relationship as her lawyer, we felt it was best to keep everything hidden. And we’ve done a pretty good job of that,” he reveals to King.
I still find his revelation strange. I wonder why they weren’t open about their relationship and the baby from the beginning? Remember her strange announcement of her pregnancy? The whole thing, from Stern’s declaration to Daniel’s death, seems strange to me.
Should we expect wedding bells in the future? “I’ve loved her for quite some time and hopefully the feeling’s mutual. At some point, we will. Right now we have to somehow get through what we’re going through.
He hopes the feeling is mutual? Like I said, something is not quite right.