Howard K. Stern, the one-time love of Anna Nicole Smith and the acting executor of her estate, was granted the right to transfer the title of a home purchased by the late actress – a home currently occupied by her surviving child, Dannielynn, and her natural father, Larry Birkhead, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
According to court documents obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com, Smith – aka Vickie Lynn Marshall – purchased the home in April 2005 using the name Vickie Lynn Marshall but within one day of buying the home, transferred the deed to one of her companies, Hot Smoochie Lips, Inc.
Stern had requested to transfer the title of the home from Hot Smoochie Lips, Inc. to himself, as the executor of her estate. The judge granted his request Tuesday.
In the documents filed in Los Angeles Superior court, Stern stated: “Petitioner believes that the Decedent’s intent in transferring title to the Corporation was to protect her privacy, and that she inadvertently used the Corporation as the entity to do so rather than establishing a new entity for the purpose of owning the Home.”
Stern also stated that “Anna Nicole and her daughter. Danielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead, resided in the Home. For continuity, following Anna Nicole’s death, Danielynn, a minor who is also the sole beneficiary of the Estate, and Larry E. Birkhead, Danneilynn’s natural father, have resided in the Home and continue to do so. The Home therefore has not generated income for the Estate”
Stern claims that since Smith’s death, “the Estate has made all mortgage, utility and hazard insurance payments on the Home.”
It is unclear if Stern immediately intends to sell the home, and if so, where Dannielynn or Birkhead will go.
An attorney for Stern tells RadarOnline.com that no determination has been made on what is to be done with the property.
Neither Stern or Birkhead were present in court and Birkhead provided no objections to the petition.