Only a few days after attorney Howard K. Stern declared his love for his client Anna Nicole Smith on "Larry King Live," the couple made their relationship official.
The TrimSpa spokeswoman and her lawyer held a commitment ceremony on a boat in the Bahamas on Thursday (Sept. 28), report news sources.
The couple "boarded a boat to quietly sail the ocean around Nassau ... on a clandestine sail to recapture simple pleasures -- fresh salt air on the face, a sunrise on the ocean, and wind in their hair," reads a flowery TrimSpa press release. "And then a good thing happened: during the sail, Anna Nicole Smith and Howard K. Stern made a commitment before God to be there for one another, to be each other's strength during this difficult time.
"By mid-morning, helicopters flew overhead, speed boats approached, and camera-equipped scuba divers invaded what had been an otherwise perfect moment of peace, solitude, and hope," continues the statement. "The event was intended to be totally private between two adults deeply in love with each other and needing simple reassurances that they could count on one another through life's ups and downs. The outing was never expected to be shared with anyone other than Howard, Anna, [her newborn daughter] DannieLynn Hope and a few close friends and family."
On Tuesday's "Larry King Live," Stern claimed to be the father of Smith's baby and said that he and his client have been having a romantic relationship for a while now.
Just yesterday, pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht claimed that a lethal mix of methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro caused a cardiac dysrhythmia that led to the death of Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel. He died on Sept. 10 in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas, just three days after she gave birth to her daughter. Wecht believes the death to be accidental, but authorities in the Bahamas are still awaiting toxicology results.