Friday, December 22, 2006
Anna Nicole Smith must return to CA for paternity tests
Anna Nicole Smith will be forced to have her baby daughter undergo paternity tests, after a Los Angeles court ordered her to return to the California city Thursday.
The former model's boyfriend, photojournalist Larry Birkhead, is challenging claims from Smith's partner and attorney Howard K. Stern that he's the baby's father.
His publicist released a statement saying: "Los Angeles Superior Court has ruled today that Anna Nicole Smith and three-month-old baby daughter Dannie Lynn are ordered to submit to paternity testing."
Birkhead added, "Christmas has come early, and I thank God that I will soon have the opportunity to prove that I am the father... and eventually hold her in my arms."
Smith's attorney Ron Rale would not deny or confirm the ruling.