The late Anna Nicole Smith was laid to rest today after weeks of wrangling over where she would be buried. She was buried in the Bahamas next to her son Daniel.
There was high drama, pink roses and rival lovers dabbing away their tears. Anna Nicole Smith would have loved it.
A red carpet was rolled out to receive the mahogany coffin, which was covered in a pink rhinestone-studded blanket.
Beside it stood a large photograph of Miss Smith looking like her idol, Marilyn Monroe.
Mourners had been told to wear something pink – Miss Smith’s favourite colour. The pall bearers wore pink ties and pink roses in their button holes.
The ceremony was a traditional religious service featuring the hymn Amazing Grace.
As soon as the casket arrived, Miss Smith’s boyfriend, Howard K Stern, burst into tears and went up to touch it.
He stood immediately in front of Larry Birkhead, the former lover who has gone to court to argue that he and not Stern fathered Miss Smith’s five-month-old daughter Dannielynn.
The two men seemed willing to put aside their differences for the day – warmly shaking hands as they arrived.
The funeral took place 22 days after Miss Smith collapsed and died from a suspected drugs overdose at a Florida hotel. Baby Dannielynn, at the centre of the custody battle, was not at the funeral.
Miss Smith was buried wearing a beaded gown and tiara. She was laid to rest alongside her son Daniel, 20, who died of a suspected drugs overdose five months earlier.
There was a twist today as should have been expected. Daniel’s father (yeah he is alive) announced that he wants his sons exhumed and buried in his home state of Texas.
But in another twist, Daniel’s father announced he wanted to exhume his son’s remains and rebury them 1,300 miles away in Texas.
Several celebrities were in attendance for the funeral. Two of the bigger celebs spotted were legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan and guitarist Slash.