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Gabor husband may be Smith's baby's dad (No, this isn't scrappleface)
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Posted on 02/09/2007 11:53:25 AM PST by nuconvert

Gabor husband may be Smith's baby's dad

LOS ANGELES - The husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor said Friday that he had a decade-long affair with Anna Nicole Smith and may be her infant daughter's father.

The claim by Prince Frederick von Anhalt comes amid a paternity suit over Smith's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn. The birth certificate lists Dannielynn's father as attorney Howard K. Stern, but former Smith boyfriend Larry Birkhead is waging a legal challenge, saying he is the father.

"If you go back from September, she wasn't with one of those guys, she was with me," von Anhalt told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.

He said he would file a lawsuit if Dannielynn is turned over to Stern or Birkhead.

Von Anhalt, 59, and Gabor, 90, have been married for more than 20 years.

Gabor, a onetime sex symbol and star of such 1950s films as "Moulin Rouge" and "Queen of Outer Space," has been in declining health in recent years and suffered a stroke in 2005. She was partially paralyzed in a car crash in 2002.

Von Anhalt, who is Gabor's eighth husband, said he and Smith first met in the 1990s when Smith was still married to elderly oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II. He said Smith approached him and Gabor at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

"She was a very big fan of Zsa Zsa and wanted to be like Zsa Zsa," he said. "She wanted to be a princess."

He said the two started an affair soon after, meeting over the years in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. For much of that time, he said, Smith urged him to make her a princess like his wife.

But short of divorcing the actress, he said the only solution would have been adopting Smith. Von Anhalt said he did consider that and even filled out adoption papers, but Gabor refused to sign them.

Meanwhile, a judge on Friday refused to order an emergency DNA test on the body of Anna Nicole Smith as part of a paternity suit involving her infant daughter, but he ordered that the body be preserved until a hearing in 10 days, attorneys said.

A medical examiner began an autopsy Friday on Anna Nicole Smith, whose mother blamed drugs for the former Playboy playmate's sudden death that ended an extraordinary tabloid life at just 39.

"I think she had too many drugs, just like Danny (Smith's late son)," her mother, Vergie Arthur, told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday. "I tried to warn her about drugs and the people that she hung around with. She didn't listen."

"She was too drugged up," Arthur said. "By the last interview I saw of her, she was so wasted."

Smith's attorney, Ron Rale, said the one-time reality TV star had been ill for several days with a fever and was still depressed over the death five months ago of her 20-year-old son from what a private medical examiner determined was a combination of methadone and two antidepressants.

On Thursday, authorities say, a private nurse found Smith unconscious in her room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and called 911. A bodyguard performed CPR, Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger said, but Smith was declared dead at a hospital.

Late Thursday, sheriff's deputies carried out at least eight brown paper bags sealed with red evidence tape from Smith's hotel room.

Several detectives are reviewing the hotel surveillance tapes to see if they might provide a clue to what happened, Deputy Police Chief Michael Browne said Friday. He said they had interviewed everyone connected to the death and no one was under suspicion.

"Nothing about this death seems suspicious. We're not treating it that way," Browne said. "We're being very thorough. We're going to look at everything."

Edwina Johnson, chief investigator for the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, said an autopsy was under way Friday morning to try to determine the cause of death.

If Smith died of natural causes, the findings will likely be announced quickly, but definitive results could take weeks, said Dr. Joshua Perper, who was performing the autopsy.

"I am not a prophet, and I cannot tell you before the autopsy what I am going to find," he said.

Smith's son's death in the Bahamas on Sept. 10 came just a few days after she gave birth to a daughter, Dannielynn, whose custody remains in dispute.

The birth certificate lists Dannielynn's father as attorney Howard K. Stern, Smith's most recent companion, who Rale said was with Smith at the hotel and was too choked up to talk when he called Rale with the news. Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead is waging a legal challenge, saying he is the father.

At a hearing Friday in Los Angeles, a judge declined Birkhead's attorney's request to order an immediate DNA sample be taken from Smith's body. The judge ordered the body be retained, though, until a hearing on Feb. 20, attorney Debra Opri said.

Opri said the DNA is needed to connect Smith with Dannielynn "so that no one can switch the babies."

She also asked the judge to take jurisdiction over the child until her paternity is established. "Nothing was granted. Nothing was denied," she said.

Rale, Smith's attorney, said it was "despicable that we would have an emergency notice and appear right now."

The baby was being cared for in the Bahamas by the mother of Shane Gibson, the Bahamian immigration minister who is a close friend of Smith's, People magazine reported on its Web site, citing unidentified sources.

A visibly shaken Gibson declined comment as he was leaving his office Thursday night, and he has not responded to several message left by The Associated Press seeking comment.

Through the '90s and into the 21st century, Smith was famous for being famous, a pop-culture punchline because of her up-and-down weight, her Marilyn Monroe looks, her exaggerated curves, her little-girl voice, her ditzy-blonde persona and her over-the-top revealing outfits.

Recently, she lost a reported 69 pounds and became a spokeswoman for TrimSpa, a weight-loss supplement. In recent TV appearances, her speech was often slurred and she seemed out of it. Some critics said she seemed drugged-out.

"Undoubtedly it will be found at the end of the day that drugs featured in her death as they did in the death of poor Daniel," said Michael Scott, a former attorney for Smith in the Bahamas.

Rale said he had talked to her on Tuesday or Wednesday, and she had flu symptoms and a fever and was still grieving over her son. He dismissed claims her death was related to drugs as "a bunch of nonsense."

"Poor Anna Nicole," he said. "She's been the underdog. She's been besieged ... and she's been trying her best and nobody should have to endure what she's endured."

The Texas-born Smith was a topless dancer at a strip club before she made the cover of Playboy magazine in 1992. She became Playboy's playmate of the year in 1993. She was also signed to a contract with Guess jeans, appearing in TV commercials, billboards and magazine ads.

In 1994, she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, owner of Great Northern Oil Co. After his death the following year, she engaged in a protracted legal fight with her former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, over whether she had a right to the estate.

A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million. That was later overturned. But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court.

The stepson died June 20 at age 67, but the family said the court fight would continue.

Smith starred in her own reality TV series, "The Anna Nicole Show," in 2002-04. She also appeared in movies, performing a bit part in "The Hudsucker Proxy" in 1994.

Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan on Nov. 28, 1967, in Houston, one of six children. Her parents split up when she was a toddler, and she was raised by her mother, a deputy sheriff.

She dropped out after 11th grade after she was expelled for fighting, and worked as a waitress and then a cook at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken restaurant in Mexia, Texas.

She married 16-year-old fry cook Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel before divorcing two years later.


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1 posted on 02/09/2007 11:53:27 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1782119/posts


2 posted on 02/09/2007 11:53:59 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: nuconvert

Dan Rather has just come out of retirement to announce that he is the father of Anne Smith's child.


3 posted on 02/09/2007 11:55:32 AM PST by Republicus2001
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I wish they wouldn't keep changing the headlines


4 posted on 02/09/2007 11:55:45 AM PST by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

Woooooa Nellllly!


5 posted on 02/09/2007 11:55:58 AM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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To: nuconvert
Who's next? Pauly Shore, Richard Gere or Richard Simmons claiming Paternity?
6 posted on 02/09/2007 11:56:03 AM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: nuconvert

You gotta love European royalty. If they smell money they are right there to stake a claim . . .


7 posted on 02/09/2007 11:56:13 AM PST by onevoter
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To: nuconvert

Like this wasn't weird before....



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8 posted on 02/09/2007 11:56:17 AM PST by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: nuconvert

The princess feels a pea; the prince smells a fortune.


9 posted on 02/09/2007 11:57:13 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: nuconvert

There's an idea for a game show in this whole paternity thing..

Get me NBC, quick!


10 posted on 02/09/2007 11:57:18 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: onevoter

Apparently ZsaZsa isn't leaving him enough


11 posted on 02/09/2007 11:57:35 AM PST by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

DARTH VADER: "Dannielynn, I am your father!"

12 posted on 02/09/2007 11:58:06 AM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: Republicus2001

In sports news - play was halted on the 9th green when OJ Simpson announced that his book "if I did it" is being changed to "I did her", the story of his quiet courship of Anne Marie Smith and admistting that yes he is the father of her child.


13 posted on 02/09/2007 11:58:09 AM PST by Republicus2001
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To: nuconvert

I wonder if I could be her dad? For $1.6 billion, it might be worth arguing.


Personally, I'm putting my money on Bill Clinton. He likes fat chicks.


14 posted on 02/09/2007 11:58:19 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: nuconvert

I think Darth Vader is the father.


15 posted on 02/09/2007 11:58:41 AM PST by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: nuconvert

I would rather this guy than the two bozos..........


16 posted on 02/09/2007 11:59:27 AM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
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To: nuconvert
Is this Scrappleface?

; )

17 posted on 02/09/2007 11:59:49 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.)
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To: You Dirty Rats

See Post #12


18 posted on 02/09/2007 12:00:06 PM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: frogjerk

LOL


19 posted on 02/09/2007 12:00:25 PM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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To: frogjerk

DARTH VADER: "Dannielynn, I am your father!"
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I would agree :-) and in case you don't know, Darth Vader is a socialist :-)


20 posted on 02/09/2007 12:00:33 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: frogjerk

21 posted on 02/09/2007 12:00:37 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Get me NBC, quick!

......and now it's time for:

WHO'S YOUR DADDY?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 posted on 02/09/2007 12:00:41 PM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
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To: You Dirty Rats

23 posted on 02/09/2007 12:01:11 PM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: nuconvert

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement. He gave me 5000 Gideon Bibles.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Husbands are like fires - they go out when unattended.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

I don't remember anybody's name. How do you think the "dahling" thing got started?
Zsa Zsa Gabor

I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?
Zsa Zsa Gabor

I'm a great housekeeper. I get divorced. I keep the house.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

Macho does not prove mucho.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

The women's movement hasn't changed my sex life. It wouldn't dare.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

We were both in love with him. I fell out of love with him, but he didn't.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.
Zsa Zsa Gabor


24 posted on 02/09/2007 12:01:35 PM PST by Smedley
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To: nuconvert
"If you go back from September, she wasn't with one of those guys, she was with me," von Anhalt told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.

I feel very sorry for that poor child Smith had last year - motherless and the target of every parasite who can hope to claim paternity in hopes of controlling whatever money Smith's lawyers can pry out of some dead billionaire's estate.
25 posted on 02/09/2007 12:01:51 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: nuconvert

Funny, isn't it. Usually when paternity is at stake you can watch men scatter - at this point, nearly every man within 10 states seems to have been her love object in the time period in which the baby was conceived. Being as busy as all these men claim she was could kill anyone . . . .


26 posted on 02/09/2007 12:01:55 PM PST by onevoter
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To: nuconvert

This is actually better than daytime soaps. Everybody is invited to the party, no age restriction.


27 posted on 02/09/2007 12:02:57 PM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: nuconvert
Latest lineup at the paternity testing center:


28 posted on 02/09/2007 12:03:08 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (I don't have any reason to be cynical, but...)
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To: nuconvert
Here's hubby


29 posted on 02/09/2007 12:03:17 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Madeline Albright ZaPeezda, no doubt about it!)
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To: nuconvert
Prince may have fathered Smith Child...

I guess this wasn't his first superbowl...

30 posted on 02/09/2007 12:03:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: Republicus2001

Who?


31 posted on 02/09/2007 12:04:33 PM PST by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: nuconvert

Boy, Smith had a lively love life!


32 posted on 02/09/2007 12:04:38 PM PST by rbosque
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To: nuconvert

If only I was a guy, I could claim to be the baby's father. I guess I'll have to settle for sister. Yeah, that's it...I'm her sister.


33 posted on 02/09/2007 12:05:53 PM PST by jellybean (FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT! Proud to be an Ann-droid and a Steyn-aholic)
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To: TX Bluebonnet

Now who could be the father....hmmm....

34 posted on 02/09/2007 12:06:06 PM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: nuconvert
I'm going on record right now -- I did NOT have an affair with Anna Nicole Smith. In addition, the rumors of me being with Paris Hilton are nothing but scurrilous lies.

There! The record is now straight.

That being said, any and all questions regarding J-Lo, Britney Spears, and/or Cindy Crawford shall be sent to my attorney. He will respond to each in due course.

thank you.

35 posted on 02/09/2007 12:06:34 PM PST by Condor51 (Where's Attila The Hun when you need him? [Go sit down Rudy])
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To: nuconvert

This brings to mind the t shirts that read "future lottery winner"

I think t shirts that read "I fathered Anna N's baby" may becoming popular.


36 posted on 02/09/2007 12:06:45 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Red Badger

You got it! :-)


37 posted on 02/09/2007 12:08:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Maybe nifong could indict the Duke Lacrosse team for raping anna nicole and one of them could be the father.


38 posted on 02/09/2007 12:08:16 PM PST by staytrue
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To: onevoter

Maybe Gabor's hubby is the reason that she didn't want a paternity test done....because neither of those two other guys is the father?


39 posted on 02/09/2007 12:08:22 PM PST by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: Red Badger

Get me NBC, quick!
......and now it's time for:

WHO'S YOUR DADDY?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hosted by Je$$e HiJack$on


40 posted on 02/09/2007 12:09:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: onevoter
You gotta love European royalty. If they smell money they are right there to stake a claim . . .

He's not real royalty:

Gabor married Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt in 1986. It is her longest marriage to date, but contrary to popular belief, the marriage did not make Gabor royalty. Her husband was born Robert Lichtenberg, and as an adult had paid a royal, Marie Auguste Prinzessin von Anhalt, to adopt him -- a service the hard-up castle-owner provided to any customer who could pay. The adoption did not make Lichtenberg legally a prince or noble, it only gave him a more impressive-sounding name.

What a swell guy.

41 posted on 02/09/2007 12:09:30 PM PST by r9etb
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To: staytrue

"I think t shirts that read "I fathered Anna N's baby" may becoming popular."

I think you've got something there!


42 posted on 02/09/2007 12:09:59 PM PST by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

Money always brings out cockroaches from woodwork.


43 posted on 02/09/2007 12:10:16 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: r9etb

I didn't know you could be adopted as an adult. Is that legal in the U.S.?


44 posted on 02/09/2007 12:12:05 PM PST by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: nuconvert

The pool of potential fathers is growing rapidly.

For the record: Anna Nicole's baby is definitely not mine.


45 posted on 02/09/2007 12:12:07 PM PST by RatRipper
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To: nuconvert

Hey, there is progress here. Three guys from North Carolina just announced they are NOT the child's father.


46 posted on 02/09/2007 12:12:13 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in Vietnam meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: nuconvert
LOL!!!!!!!!

Man who is next John Kerry? maybe he won't have to be a gigolo after all
47 posted on 02/09/2007 12:12:28 PM PST by federal
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To: Condor51
Nicole Smith. Paris Hilton. J-Lo, Britney Spears

Hm. Got a taste for skanks, do you?

and/or Cindy Crawford

She'd be your beard, right?

;-)

48 posted on 02/09/2007 12:14:08 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Republicus2001

Elvis ...


49 posted on 02/09/2007 12:16:58 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: nuconvert
But short of divorcing the actress, he said the only solution would have been adopting Smith. Von Anhalt said he did consider that and even filled out adoption papers, but Gabor refused to sign them.

Wanna bet she slapped the crap out of him? I know my hubby would be the husband formerly known as the Prince if he tried something like this.

50 posted on 02/09/2007 12:18:00 PM PST by ravingnutter
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