Anna Nicole Smith married Howard K. Stern


    Posted Thursday, Sept. 28 / 2 pm ET

    Anna Nicole Smith married her long-time attorney and close confidante, Howard K. Stern, this morning just shortly before 10:30 am in Nassau, Bahamas. The wedding occurred only 18 days after the death of Anna's son Daniel, 20, from an accidental drug overdose in her Nassau hospital room on September 10.

    In a world-exclusive report, an eyewitness tells Star that Anna, 38, and Howard, 37, tied the knot shortly before 10:30 am on the morning of September 28, while sailing on a white catamaran off of Nassau!

    "There was heavy security around the yacht, plus extra speedboats to deliver more supplies as needed (including unlimited Dom Perignon champagne) from the mainland to the catamaran," says the eyewitness, who adds that the wedding party celebrated the union afterwards by having a swim party around the yacht — "and Anna was wearing a pink bikini! Later on, she changed into a colorful, one-piece suit with a wrap around her waist."

    Two days before, on September 26, Stern appeared live on the Larry King Show via satellite from the Bahamas, to announce that he was the father of Anna's newborn daughter Danilynne Hope, that he and Anna "love each other" — and that the duo would get married "at some point."

    Apparently, that point arrived much sooner than later. A source adds: "Stern was making all the arrangements in the days before the wedding."

    This is apparently Stern's first marriage, but the third for Smith. She was a teen bride with Billy Wayne Smith (Daniel's father) in Texas in 1985; they divorced two years later. Smith then married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall in June 1994. He died in 1995, and Anna — who recently became a legal resident of the Bahamas — is still battling in court for her share of his estate.

    Read next week's Star for all the incredible details!

    When contacted by Star about our breaking story of Anna Nicole Smith's wedding to Howard K. Stern, celebrity photographer Larry Birkhead, 31 — the former Smith boyfriend who has steadfastly claimed to be the father of Anna's new daughter Danilynne Hope — stated: "That’s not a grief-stricken mother. He [Howard] wants to take over paternity and that’s his maneuver. Nothing shocks me now. It gets crazier and crazier.”
  2. A birth, a death, and now a marriage. Gosh this woman has gone through so much......its almost unbelievable...
  3. Wow, I just hope she can deal w/ the loss of her son and be a good mother to her daughter.
  4. i don't think she's thinking straight...
  5. Yeah, who the hell gets married two weeks after the death of their son? Is shhe on the same meds she spent the entire run of her show on?
    And have you SEEN that guy? Could he BE any greasier? He's the guy that you ignore when he drives by in a Camaro.
  6. Holy s*** you can't write this kind of stuff!!!
  7. I think a better match for her would've been Howard (n.m.i.) Stern, the shock jock. a match made in heaven!
  8. I always wondered about them when I'd see them together on her reality show...
  9. this woman is unbelieveable for real how do you get married after you sons death? especially a sudden death like his!
  10. that is shocking! i thought that she was grieving over the loss of her son!
  11. Hell yeah that's for sure, can't make that up, hey she stole Britneys name idea
    The Lynn idea, Danilynne Hope, Oh boy.
    I wouldn't be able to move or get out of bed, let alone go on a yacht wedding but I guess some people grieve differently. And she just gave birth, where is her daughter?:shrugs:
  12. Im more than sure she is grieving....and from experience....grief is the strangest demon ever....I'm sure her heart is just hurting like crazy....lets see what happens. If Howard is making her feel secure and happy in any way....well...thats great. Im more than sure she just HURTS.
  13. Hopefully, this will all work out peacefully and lovingly for all involved. I can only wish them the best, even if it is all rapidly unfolding.
  14. She's a frigging wack job that doesn't know her a$$ from a hole in the ground.

    I wonder how long it will be before we hear about a lawsuit against the doctor that prescribed the lethal drug combo or the pharmacy that filled her sons prescriptions :hrmm: .
  15. Anna Nicole and Howard “escaped their house” at three o’clock this morning, according to their press release, “and boarded a boat to quietly sail the ocean around Nassau … on a clandestine sail to recapture simple pleasures — fresh salt air on the face, a sunrise on the ocean, and wind in their hair. And then a good thing happened: during the sail, Anna Nicole Smith and Howard K. Stern made a commitment before God to be there for one another, to be each other’s strength during this difficult time.
    “By mid-morning, helicopters flew overhead, speed boats approached, and camera-equipped scuba divers invaded what had been an otherwise perfect moment of peace, solitude, and hope,” continues the statement. “The event was intended to be totally private between two adults deeply in love with each other and needing simple reassurances that they could count on one another through life’s ups and downs. The outing was never expected to be shared with anyone other than Howard, Anna, [her newborn daughter] DANNIELYNN HOPE and a few close friends and family.”
    Although the ceremony was officiated, it was not a wedding and no marriage certificate was issued, according to the release.