Custody gridlock over Anna Nicole Smith's daughter
I told you that Larry Birkhead might have a huge road block that could delay bringing Dannielynn home with him to California. The avalanche has fallen, Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother Virgie Arthur is flexing her grandmother muscle and slowing down the proceedings.
Arthur evidently wants custody of Dannielynn if anything happens to Larry Birkhead, according to the NY Daily News.
"Larry's not happy that Virgie wants guardianship [if something happens to him]," their source says.
The Daily News is also reporting: Birkhead, who has a tight-knit family in his native Kentucky, including a married twin brother with two kids, feels his family should be next in line to raise Dannielynn if he dies. He plans to take the child back to the U.S. when he gets custody.
Anna Nicole's most recent partner Howard K. Stern is standing behind Birhkead despite that fact that he proved that Stern wasn't Dannielynn's biological father. Stern says that Birkhead has been spending lots of time with Dannielynn and is "is doing a great job."
Stern and Arthur don't have the best past. Stern stood behind Anna Nicole as she often referred to Virgie as "mommy dearest" and is willing to support Birkhead to prevent Virgie from being a part of Dannielynn's life. Stern is also suing Virgie's lawyer for libel.
Stern also says he plans to stay in the Bahamas where Anna Nicole Smith and her son Daniel are both buried.
Larry and Virgie have until Friday to work something out.