By peoplestaff225
March 17, 2007 10:14 AM

Yesterday the much anticipated hearing on the paternity battle over baby Dannielynn Stern, 6 months, daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith took place. Larry Birkhead-one of the men who claim to be the father- arrived in court in the Bahamas hoping for a positive outcome, "I’m hoping for the best, I’m hoping for good news," he said.

When leaving the courtroom, Larry seemed to be in good spirits, "I can’t say what happened today, just that I’m happy and grateful, I know I’m the father, I just want the court to know I’m the father. I will be back on Tuesday."

Us Weekly is reporting that Larry got the good news he was looking for. He confirmed that the judge in the case has ordered DNA tests be taken.It seems there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Source: Us Weekly