Birkhead is Found to be Father of Anna Nicole Smith's Baby

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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - It's Larry Birkhead. DNA tests show that he's the father of Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter.

Birkhead, a former boyfriend of Smith, made that announcement after a closed-door court hearing in the Bahamas, where baby Dannielynn has been living with Smith's companion, Howard K. Stern.

After the hearing, Stern said he wouldn't fight for custody. He's been listed as the father on the birth certificate.

The baby could end up inheriting a huge fortune, in the wake of her mother's death in February.

An expert in genetic evidence confirmed that the DNA analysis showed Birkhead to be the father.

A jubilant Birkhead said, "My baby's going to be coming home pretty soon."

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