The annual event holds a special place in the father and daughter's life. Anna had actually met Larry while she was shooting her E! show at the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala in 2003, four years before the model died at age 39.
In 2017, Larry opened up on the late model and raising their daughter.
“It’s a lot of work, but there’s a lot of reward there,” Birkhead said on an episode of the Steve Harvey Show. “Everyday is like an adventure, it’s a little bit of a struggle.”
“It’s tough raising a little girl without a mum,” he added. “You always want to make sure you’re doing the right thing that a mum would choose that a dad might not choose. There were days on the playground where she would say she wants her mum back…it’s tough for her to visit the grave. It makes me emotional thinking about everything we’ve been through. It’s just been a rollercoaster.”