The grave of Anna Nicole Smith's son DANIEL is set to be opened up so the tragic actress/model can be buried on top of him.
If Smith's companion, HOWARD K. STERN, wins his battle to bury his late girlfriend, he will take the remains to The Bahamas, where he lived with Anna Nicole up to her death in Florida last week (08FEB07).
He insists Smith wanted to be buried on a plot near her son, who died of a drug overdose last September (06), at Lakeview Memorial Gardens + Mausoleums, on Nassau.
But due to space restrictions at the cemetery, gravediggers will be told to bury Anna Nicole on top of her son.
One cemetery source says, "It is not uncommon to do this."
According to insiders, Smith also asked for her baby daughter, DANNIELYNN, and Stern himself to be buried with her and Daniel when they died.
Stern is currently battling for Anna Nicole's body with her estranged mother VIRGIE ARTHUR, who wants to take the remains back to the actress/model's Texas and bury her there.
The body still lies in a Florida morgue awaiting further DNA tests before it can be released. Lawyers feuding over Smith's remains agreed that a funeral director could start the embalming process as early as today (16FEB07).
The issue of who will be given permission to bury the remains is expected to be resolved next week (beg19FEB07).