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Ex-Anna Nicole boyfriend, attorney part ways

Larry Birkhead and attorney Debra Opri are going their separate ways, “Access Hollywood” has confirmed.
/ Source: Access Hollywood

Larry Birkhead and attorney Debra Opri are going their separate ways, “Access Hollywood” has confirmed.

“Larry Birkhead and I have terminated our attorney-client relationship effective immediately. I wish Larry the very best of luck in his continuing efforts to prove that he is Dannielynn's biological father. My prayers will be with Larry and Dannielynn always,” Opri said in a news release issued early Friday morning.

Meanwhile Birkhead, who is in the Bahamas preparing for today's latest custody hearing over Dannielynn, told “Access Hollywood's” Tony Potts, "I have chosen to go in a different direction. I have complete confidence in my attorney, Emerick Knowles, who's handling the Bahamas portion of my case. This is totally unrelated to my California paternity action, and there was no reason for a statement to be released just hours before my appearance in a Bahamas court."

Knowles was not immediately available for comment.