Howard: Anna Nicole "was my whole world."

2/20/2007 2:15 PM PST
Howard K. Stern is on the witness stand in the Florida courtroom and is giving testimony about his relationship with Anna Nicole Smith.

Stern said that he and Smith became "more than friends" two years ago, having met years before when Stern became her lawyer. He also said that they kept their romantic relationship secret. '"We became more than friends," said Stern. "She was my whole world, everything to me. She was my lover."

Stern added that Anna Nicole's son Daniel Smith was "like a brother" to him, and that "Daniel was a great boy and a wonderful wonderful person."