I know everyone probably has heard all of this….but it is quite unbelievable. Before Anna’s sudden and tragic death the paternity fight was between Howard K. Stern and Larry Birkhead, but then Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt entered the fray (stating that he and Anna had a decade-long affair)…and now Anna’s sister is saying that little Dannielynn Hope was conceived via the frozen sperm of Anna’s late husband, J. Howard Marshall II. (Anna fought for J. Howard Marshall II’s money with his son, Pierce in a long, protracted legal battle….now Pierce, Anna and Anna’s son are all dead…amazing all that time wasted fighting over money. It is a very tragic lesson) As sad as this all is, I hope they quickly determine who the real father is and stop the circus for five-month-old Dannielynn Hope’s sake).
The following is from ET’s exclusive interview with Howard K. Stern:
The next time I was supposed to see Howard K. Stern was at his wedding to Anna Nicole Smith in two weeks – a celebration. Instead, I find myself with him sharing one of the darkest moments of his life. On our flight from Florida – where Anna still lies in a cold medical examiner’s office – to the Bahamas, our thoughts are on Anna and little baby Dannielynn, who we are rushing to see for the first time since her mother’s sudden and shocking death on Thursday.
Howard, in tears, at times unable to speak, shares with me that Dannielynn is the light helping him go on. As the plane lifts above the clouds, Howard thinks of those his precious Anna Nicole left behind. In a voice barely heard above the din of the jet engines he tells me, “I want her friends to pray that Anna Nicole is safe, happy and with Daniel.”
It was hard to leave Anna’s body behind, but he had to get back to that baby girl. Others are already traveling to the Bahamas with an eye on Dannielynn. One of them is Virgie Arthur, Anna’s biological mother, who she detested. Anna told me in October, “She’s not my mother, she’s my birth mother.”
She is not a welcome guest. Howard begins to bristle at the mention of her name. He says, “As long as I have a breath in my body, that woman will not see Dannielynn.”
I ask about Virgie’s quest to assume custody of the five-month-old baby, who takes Howard’s last name on her birth certificate. He answers, not as an attorney, but as someone who cares deeply for Dannielynn. “She has no right. She can’t take Anna’s baby.”
After the plane touches down in the Bahamas, watching Howard hold Dannielynn for the first time since her mother’s death is heart-wrenching. With tears rolling down his face he reveals the depth of his pain: “I wouldn’t be here now, but I had to get back to Dannielynn. I held her in my arms and couldn’t believe her mom is gone. I know Anna loved her more than anything in the world.”
Driving with Howard through the gates of the home he shared with Anna Nicole, we shield the windows of the van from the world media who gathered for this story, and I realize that ET is telling this story from the inside out – Howard trusts us to share his world with you.
In the days ahead on Entertainment Tonight, you will see our conversation and journey unfold. This is a complicated man and an even more complicated story. From our flight, to the reunion with Dannielynn in the safe house – that only five people, including me, have seen – we’ll take you inside Howard K. Stern’s life right now without Anna Nicole Smith – who continues to capture, even in death, the attention of the world.
The Howard K. Stern exclusive begins airing Monday on Entertainment Tonight.
Obviously celebrity types are a little different I suppose, BUT if I had just lost a loved one I would not arrange/submit to an “exclusive” interview with a tabloid news program. I just think it is so sad that Howard is using this for money and pr for himself. It seems so wrong.