LOOKING BACK: Anna Nicole's Commitment Ceremony

See the photos of Smith exchanging vows with Howard K. Stern last fall

MIXED EMOTIONS

"Howard and Anna were both crying and kissing and holding hands. It was kind of sad and happy at the same time," friend and former Dynasty actor John James told PEOPLE. The bittersweet ceremony came, after all, on the heels of the still-unexplained death of Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel on Sept. 10, just three days after the former Playboy pinup gave birth to her second child, a 6-lb. 9-oz. daughter named Dannielynn Hope.