In an update to yesterday's feel-good announcement that Anna Nicole Smith had married her lawyer/babydaddy/ dead-son's-photo-broker Howard K. Stern aboard the S.S. Trainwreck, the AP is now reporting that the marriage off the coast of Nassau wasn't official, but merely a commitment ceremony between two sedated soulmates:
Reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith exchanged vows with boyfriend Howard K. Stern on a boat near Nassau, but there was no formal marriage and the ceremony is "not legally binding," her attorney Michael Scott said Friday.
Scott said the exchange of vows happened aboard a catamaran Thursday — 18 days after Smith's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died as he was visiting her in a Nassau hospital, where she had given birth to a baby girl.
It's difficult to surmise why Smith, once she was going the whole "I do" route, didn't choose to just make things official—perhaps the somewhat socially regressive Bahamian government has yet to officially recognize crazy-people marriage. On a cheerier note, it's comforting to know that the public hasn't been cheated of a big, splashy celebrity nuptials—we're looking forward to In Touch's spread of Smith dolled-up in a cleavage-enhancing designer gown, beneath 24-point headlines touting "The Wedding Daniel Smith Didn't Live to See."
- Anna Nicole Smith, lawyer exchange vows [AP/Yahoo]