PITTSBURGH—In response to zero reports linking him to Anna Nicole Smith, local blogger Jonathan Potts today denied that he was the father of the former Playmate’s newborn daughter.
Two men, photographer Larry Birkhead and Smith’s attorney Howard K. Stern, have claimed to be the father of Dannie Ray Hope.
“No, I’m not that baby’s daddy, and if you keep asking, you are going to get me in serious trouble,” Potts said, referring to his wife of nearly four years, Maggi. The couple recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Lucy.
Under a barrage of questioning from reporters gathered on the lawn of his home in the city’s Brookline neighborhood, Potts conceded that both he and his wife were once viewers of Smith’s reality show on the E! television network.
“We couldn’t help it. It was a train wreck. We couldn’t look away. But personally, I haven’t even found her (Smith) attractive since at least 1994,” Potts said, declining to elaborate further.
Potts also denied that he had fathered, via artificial insemination, Suri Cruise, the baby daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
“No, I didn’t do it any other way, either, smart ass,” Potts said in response to a reporter’s question. “Seriously, do you want me to have to sleep on the porch?”