Anna Nicole Smith’s Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead Honours Her Late Mother

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Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead, now age 12, has returned to the Kentucky Derby. The tween, and her father and the late star’s ex Larry Birkhead, appeared at the annual event for the 10th year in a row. 

“Kentucky Derby time once again. Dannielynn looks pretty in pink in her dress by Junona and her Mom’s hat from her unforgettable appearance at The Kentucky Derby in 2004 #KentuckyDerby2019,” Larry tweeted.

Dannielynn was snapped sporting a blush pink satin dress and completed her look with a hat that her mother wore at the 2004 Kentucky Derby, 15-years-ago.

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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.”

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