Former Playboy Playmate, reality TV star and U.S. Supreme Court litigant Anna-Nicole Smith may be pregnant, her attorney said Thursday. Then again, she may not be.
“If Anna Nicole is pregnant she obviously doesn’t want anybody to know yet,” Howard K. Stern said in a written statement. “If she is not pregnant she’s not denying the rumor because she thinks its funny how much of a stir it’s causing.”
“She’ll leave it up to you to guess which one it is,” Stern said. “But note to all media: Please stop sending reporters and camera crews to her house because that really does cross the line of being overly invasive.”
Published reports surfaced this week that Smith, 38, — who Monday won a Supreme Court decision giving her another chance to collect millions of dollars left behind by her late Texas oil tycoon husband — was pregnant by an unidentified man. Stern declined to elaborate beyond his cryptic statement.
The former Vicki Lynn Hogan from Mexia, Texas met J. Howard Marshall at a Houston strip club and was 26 when she married the wheelchair-bound, 89-year-old billionaire in 1994.
His death after 14 months of marriage triggered a legal battle over his estate between Smith, who gained fame as a Guess? model and Playboy Playmate of the Year, and his son E. Pierce Marshall.