Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead Looks All Grown up at the Kentucky Derby
Anna Nicole Smith's 10-year-old daughter Dannielynn Birkhead looked adorable in her Kentucky Derby-ready get-up
Perhaps topping prior years’ outfits, her dress featured multiple shades of pink, complemented by her fascinator hat and flower-studded shoes.
The father-daughter pair, who live in rural Kentucky, have been attending the Derby together for the past seven years. And on Twitter on Saturday, Birkhead noted he met Smith at a Derby party.
“Dannielynn b4 she raided the dessert room at the Barnstable-Brown Party where I met her Mom in 2003 #lifefullcircle #BarnstableBrownParty,” Birkhead, 44, tweeted on Saturday as he posed alongside his daughter.
Birkhead, who works as a photographer and dabbles in real estate for a living, has raised his daughter — who looks just like her mother — as a single dad. Dannielynn was only 5 months old when Smith, a former Playmate of the Year, died at age 39 following a drug overdose in Florida in 2007.
In February, during a sneak peek on Good Morning America of a new 20/20 interview, Birkhead shared a sweet letter the 10-year-old wrote to explain her love of coloring and how it connects to her mother.
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“Ever since my mother’s death, a friend of hers said she would send me pretty butterflies,” Dannielynn had written. “So, butterflies chase me everywhere and I let the butterfly come out of my pencil and fly on my paper with its wings of love.”