What was it about Anna Nicole Smith that captivated the people world over?
There was a façade that she presented to the media - the Playboy centerfold, the
actress, the girl who married a man old enough to be her grandfather, a silly
girl that smiled for the paparazzis, put on her happy face and did everything
over the top. Sometimes us humans put on a mask and present a happy face to the
people around us. What made Anna Nicole Smith so different was that she
sometimes fell apart and she did not care who saw it, she did things her way and
in the end you have to admire her because that takes guts and courage.
She was also a loving mother that could not bear when her son died. And as for
her gold digging ways, in her funeral arrangements she has specifically asked
that her late husband’s ashes should be buried with her. What kind of a
self-respecting gold digger does that?
But one thing that was true wherever Anna Nicole Smith went, the media followed.
And that has continued even in the aftermath of her death. After weeks of family
feuds and bitter court proceedings the court has finally ordered who has the
right to her remains and where she should be put to rest. To finally rest in
peace after years of living in the public eye. And even after her death for all
intents and purposes she did things her way and although her funeral was a
solemn affair, it was also in her favorite color – pink, so over the top yet so
Howard K. Stern made a moving eulogy for Anna Nicole Smith, his friend and his
lover. He lovingly described how he did know the truth about her and it was not
what the media portrayed, but rather what Anna Nicole wanted them to see. He
described her strength and her kindness and her love for her children. He
described her spirit and her defiance, it takes a lot of chutzpah to hold your
head high and endure the ridicule she encountered every day. But one thing she
could not take was the loss of her son Daniel and in the end it lead to her
Howard K. Stern in his moving eulogy made a promise and vow to protect her
daughter until the day he dies. And as the bitter feuds between family and
friends, workers and confidants continue, while the tabloids still have Anna
Nicole’s face splashed on their front pages every day, while the rest of muse
over the fact can money really buy you happiness, Anna Nicole Smith has finally
got what she wanted – she is resting peacefully next to her son.
Watch Video: Howard K. Stern's Eulogy for Anna Nicole Smith