WHO'S THE DADDY?BATTLE RAGES OVER ANNA NICOLE'S BABY

Published on: February 9, 2007
WHO'S THE DADDY?BATTLE RAGES OVER ANNA NICOLE'S BABY

Who will get Anna Nicole's baby?

The late model's tangled love life has left behind a nasty court battle over her baby daughter as two lovers fight over who's the daddy!

At stake could be hundreds of millions of dollars, as well as the little girl's upbringing.

Five-month-old Dannielynn could ultimately inherit a fortune if lawyers win the busty beauty's share of the will of oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall II.

The birth certificate lists Dannielynn's father as husband and attorney Howard K Stern, Smith's most recent companion.

But Smith's ex-boyfriend, photographer Larry Birkhead, is waging a legal challenge, saying he was the father.

Within hours of the blonde beauty's death Birkhead's attorney filed an emergency motion seeking DNA from Smith's body.

"There's no question about her being the mother," said Stern's attorney James T. Neavitt. "So what's the purpose of the DNA testing? Why do they need her DNA?"

Debra Opri, the attorney who filed Birkhead's paternity suit, would only say doctors told her to get a DNA sample.

And she said Birkhead was devastated. "He is inconsolable, and we are taking steps now to protect the DNA testing of the child. The child is our No. 1 priority," she said.

The baby is now in the Bahamas being cared for by a friend of Anna Nicole.

Because of Anna Nicole's death, the court is expected to speed up it's decision as to which man will raise Dannielynn.