LOS ANGELES – Reports claim former reality TV star and Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith is pregnant.
In response, Smith's lawyer and spokesman, Howard K. Stern, issued a statement Thursday that makes the matter as clear as a blurred sonogram image.
"If Anna Nicole is pregnant, she obviously doesn't want anybody to know yet," Stern wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "If she's not pregnant, she's not denying the rumor because she thinks it's funny how much of a stir it's causing. She'll leave it up to you to guess which one it is."
Smith, 38, has a 20-year-old son, Daniel, from her first marriage. Just this week, Smith won a judgment from the Supreme Court that allows her to continue to seek part of her late husband's fortune.
Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year. Since then, Smith has feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate.