Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Celebrates Mother’s Day with Her Father
Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead celebrated Mother's Day with her father Larry Birkhead at a restaurant in St. Matthews, Kentucky.
Larry was announced the father of Dannielynn when her mother passed away, and ever since he has been doing everything to give the young lady an ordinary life.
"People call me all the time and say can she be in a movie, can she model? I didn't care about it, so I'd say no she's not interested."
The photographer took to Twitter recently to share a photo of himself with Dannielynn, who is now a teenager and takes after her late mom.
"Hanging out with Dannielynn and her friend on Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s out there. Video games and movies," Larry wrote.
Numerous individuals were glad to see the pair having a great time together.
One person said, "You've done a fabulous job as mom and dad with this precious angel! Enjoy the day with them!"
"Happy Mother's day Larry, because you are an amazing mom and dad to that beautiful young lady. The smile on her face says it all," added another.
"Larry, she's growing up so fast! Tell her to slow down," commented another fan.
At the point when Larry won the paternity suit in 2007, the first thing he did was moved back to his hometown in Louisville so he could focus on raising Dannielynn faraway from the glare of the spotlight.
In a 2016 interview with the Today Show, the former partner of American Playboy model Anna gave an update about his little girl.
"I made a conscious decision a long time ago to move to Kentucky," he said. "I do that on purpose because it takes away the chase, it takes away the curiosity, it takes away the false stories."
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 pic.twitter.com/5oUZfcGfbW— Larry Birkhead (@larrybirkhead) May 4, 2019
When Larry was asked whether Dannielynn will live a Hollywood lifestyle like her mother in the future, he responded, "People call me all the time and say can she be in a movie, can she model? I didn't care about it, so I'd say no she's not interested. She's just a regular kid. She's into technology now, and she's into games and these YouTube videos."
In spite of the drama that surrounded their family in the past, Larry said he's focused on giving his daughter the most typical childhood he possibly can.
"You look back on it, and I'm a better person and a stronger person because of the stuff that I went through," he said. "I look back ten years, I wouldn't have it any other way."
What a @KentuckyDerby ! Had a great time courtesy of The Barnstable-Brown Gala. Didn’t have the winning horse, but Dannielynn was a winner in her Mom’s hat. #prouddadtireddad pic.twitter.com/Ofb93iobLA— Larry Birkhead (@larrybirkhead) May 4, 2019
In any case, Larry admitted that he still suffers from difficult days occasionally.
"There's things left unanswered, things that I didn't get to say to [Anna], and it's tough when you go to school and you're filling out the forms," he said. "It gets me every year. And you have to put 'deceased' on her mom's information."
Larry continued, "There's days that if I stop and think about it, and you ask me about it, you will see a tear, but every other minute of the day you will see a smile. That's just how it goes."
Headed to the 31st annual Barnstable-Brown Derby Eve Gala with Dannielynn, in her awesome dress by Junona. The start to an awesome weekend! #proudpapa #kyderby #KentuckyDerby2019 #BarnstableBrownGala pic.twitter.com/naIcJyOVpL— Larry Birkhead (@larrybirkhead) May 4, 2019
Talking about his parenting skills, the proud father said that Dannielynn would clearly believe he's working superbly.
"I'm not the best dad, I have my faults, but I do the best I can with what the situation is. We make the best of it, and I think Dannielynn's best days are still to come. She's got such a bright future in front of her, and I try every day to keep a little bit of the memory alive of her mom," he explained.
According to PEOPLE, Larry and Dannielynn's annual tradition is to attend the Kentucky Derby together. The derby holds special significance for their family since that is the place Anna and Larry met each other years back.
In celebration of the 2019 fête, Larry tweeted, “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."
Dannielynn was born on September 7, 2006, in Nassau, Bahamas, three days before Anna's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died while visiting his mother in a Nassau hospital.
On February 8, 2007, Anna passed away in Hollywood, Florida, due to an accidental drug overdose.