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Uncle Larry Birkhead in the Swim

4/11/2007 12:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Yesterday was a day of celebration for the DNA victorious Larry Birkhead. Shortly after the news of Dannielynn's paternity was announced, Birkhead did some victory laps -- in a pool with his adorable niece and nephew.

While a huge weight has been lifted from Larry's shoulders, it looks like he'll still have heavyweight Virgie Arthur to contend with in a custody hearing.

It seems that Larry will be a swimmingly good dad, and Dannielynn will have some happy cousins to play with. *Sniff*

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31.

hello!    

I dont understand why everyone is still bashing Howard. The poor man lost all the people who mattered to him in 6 months time. He has been acting very responsible throughout this whole thing. What everyone is forgetting is that he was trying to carry out Annas wishes. I dont beleive he killed anyone. Why would he. He loved Anna. He was really the only person who stood by her for 12 years. It must be tearing his heart out to know that he is going to lose Dannielynn, and still had the graciousness to invite Larry over to start bonding with her. That takes a stong man. I think until the day he dies, he will still protect Anna's image, and that will be his mission in life. I hope someday he will find happiness and peace in his life and put all these horrible events behind him.

2670 days ago
32.

uniformsformilitarypersonnelonly    

YESTERDAY BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES, AS A PARENT.
THERE IS NO JUDGE IN THIS COUNTRY that's EVER going to give joint custody to Vergie. She will not be able to EVER prove that he's an unfit parent. If he was unstable, something would have come to light by now by someone.
I also do not believe that Vergie has or ever had any intentions of fighting Larry for custody because she knows she'll NEVER win that battle. She was only going to legally intervene if paternity showed L.B. wasn't the dad.
I truly believe her only intent is to see Dannielynn on a grandmother basis. Possibly to have the relationship that she missed out on with Anna.
DANNIELYNN IS LARRY'S BABY, NOW AND FOREVER.

2670 days ago
33.

Ann    

The above article now states that it is a pool, not an ocean. No big deal.

2670 days ago
34.

TJ    

I also wonder why Anna Nicole would not put Larry's name on the baby's birth certificate and left the USA to get as far away from him as possible. No sense in speculating...the only important thing now is that Larry provide a stable, loving home for Dannielynn. I heard he lives in a small one bedroom townhome in Burbank. With all the money he stands to get in the future he should at least be able to provide her with her own bedroom. Burbank sucks...she would have a more stable upbringing in Kentucky away from the Hollywood crazies and surrounded by Larry's family. Good luck. I hope Howard can move on and find happiness after all he has been through! There are no winners here...everyone has suffered...including Dannielynn who has no mother and was born to an addicted mother whose system was full of drugs and alcohol. Let's hope the baby has no long term effects or developmental set back. God Bless!

P.S. Bye bye Virgie...The palm trees and aqua warm waters of the Bahamas will be replaced by the hot, dusty, Texas trailer park and the burritos at your local Taco Bell!! You had a chance to provide a loving upbringing and stable life for your own daughter and you blew it...forget about getting your hands on your granddaughter now!

2670 days ago
35.

hudawg117    

9. I just wonder why Anna wanted Larry out of her life...

Posted at 11:39AM on Apr 11th 2007 by Clau

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I've read & heard that Howard gave Anna ultimatum saying that "it was going to be me or Larry" he was jealous of the fact that Larry was Dannielynn father. After that arguement Anna was so upset so she called Larry to rescue her, actually she wanted him to meet her at a parking lot at some Sports Lodge , this was in CA, so Larry did which he has a speeding ticket to prove it. Larry also wanted her off of drugs, so I think that she left him because of drugs also.

2670 days ago
36.

pattie in cali    

he looks very happy, its nice to see this, after all that has happened. maybe some peace will come to them. GOOD LUCK!. DANNIELYNN WILL HAVE A NICE BIG FAMILY,

2670 days ago
37.

mother too    

TMZ is WRONG AS USUAL!!! Vergie has NO INTENTION of fighting for custody and her and Larry are meeting Thursday to work out visitation rights! You are too funny TMZ trying to stir up trouble where there is none! The plan that Vergie and Larry had to get Dannielynn by backing HK$ into a corner worked like clock work and THEY WON, ROFLOL. He didn't even see it coming and now there is nothing he can do about it, LOL LOL LOL. Now they need to work together again to get the baby's mom and brother brought back to the states so she can be closer to them and not have to leave the country to visit their graves, after Daniel is exhumed to retest for the inquest. It will be worth it just to see Wecht spitting, yelling and sweating AGAIN like when the mentioned it in his interview and he completely LOST IT!! That was the funniest thing to watch! he was so calm and collected until they mentioned exhuming Daniel's body to retest it. He knows he did a fake autopsy that doesn't match the Bahamian one at all, they said Daniel had 8 to 10 times the amout of methadone to kill someone in his system, not one dose of methadone and an antidepressant that killed him. EXPLAIN that HK$ since you picked him up at the airport and took him straight to the hospital and he never left before being found dead the next day. Then explain why Daniel was asking you why he was feeling so tired all the sudden after you brought him food and drinks?? Why the hospital staff found methadone in your bed at the hospital?? and why you were seen flushing pills down the toilet?? I'd say you have a LOT of SPLAININ to do HK$. At least the baby is going to be with real family now. You ROCK Larry and Vergie!!

2670 days ago
38.

Donna    

Pool is what I'm reading, but pool/ocean who cares? And as for why Anna wanted Larry gone, who knows, who knows why she did half the things she did. She was not of sound mind. As for Larry being a good dad, my son is a single dad and he is a GREAT dad. Also a family consists of many people and the relationship within. Larry will do just fine..

2670 days ago
39.

ME    

I can't take much more of the Birkhead publicity! It's like he's on one big vacation!

2670 days ago
40.

Patty~Team Howard & Larry    

"heavyweight" LMAO, love it TMZ!!!!

2670 days ago
41.

have my own opinion    

DR Micheal Baird the dna expert said on court tv this morning that while the dna was being done larry walked over to her and put out his finger and DL grabbd it , the doc said that was very touching see DL knew her dad all the time and when he visited after the funeral she came to him right away so there you go baby are very smart and she would be fine if she left today . look at the service people who leave and their child is born while they are overseas they bond right away when they come back . They do not need transition for 30 days

2670 days ago
42.

hello!    

GIVE HOWARD A BREAK! NO MATTER WHAT HE DOES, EVERYONE ATTACKS HIM!

2670 days ago
43.

Linda    

YOU GO BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU DESERVE TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN AND CELEBRATION AFTER ALL THAT COWARD HAS PUT YOU THROUGH WITH ALL HIS LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOPEFULLY YOU CAN RECOOP SOME OF YOUR MONEY BACK WITH THE FRAUD BIRTH CERTIFICATE ISSUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK...YOU WILL BE A GEAT DADDY!!!!!!!

2670 days ago
44.

California    

He was Anna's controller and now he wants to be yours, Sterns is after you .He needs you to get to that money so please be careful . He will never change and you know it .He thinks you are stupid and weak so please don't give into him ... He is trying to pit you against Virgie ,Virgie will see her grand daughter but she does not need to have custody for you are the Daddy and that is all she needs now .. Dannielynn has her Pa!Pa! congrats!

2670 days ago
45.

SweetPeach    

I am so happy for Dannielynn. She is finally going have a wonderful family. Larry obviously loves and cares for his daughter very much. Every time you see him talk about her, he is so excited. He is going to be a great dad! I hope he takes her as far away from the spotlight as he can and that way they can both have a normal life.

Congratulations Larry, I can't wait to see you depart the Bahamas with your daughter in your arms.

2670 days ago
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