Birkhead to Virgie: I'm Not Sharing Dannielynn!

4/11/2007 10:45 AM PDT
A relieved and happy Larry Birkhead called yesterday's revelation that he was the daddy of Anna Nicole Smith's baby a "magical moment" and likened it to winning an Oscar, while politely but firmly telling Anna's mom Virgie Arthur that she can forget about getting shared custody of the child.

On this morning's "Today" show, Birkhead told Meredith Vieira that he had seen Dannielynn, as TMZ reported, and that the baby girl has "lots of toys and a nursery ready for her" back in California. Meanwhile, though he welcomed Virgie Arthur as Dannielynn's grandmother, Birkhead insisted, "I do not want to share custody with anyone else ... There's only one dad." Arthur has suggested that she'll seek some form of custody of the baby.

As for his surprising hug-it-out moment with Howard K. Stern after yesterday's court hearing, Birkhead said that it came about because "Howard decided to do what's best ... [and] stop the fighting."