Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, paid tribute to her late mother at the Kentucky Derby in a genuinely appropriate manner.
The 12-year-old and her father, Larry Birkhead, attend the annual event each year. They are always decked out in full on Kentucky Derby attire and this year was no exception. The father and daughter duo even showed up in color-coordinated pastel outfits.
Dannielynn added an extra special touch to her gorgeous pink dress. She accented it with a matching pink hat, which her late mother wore to the same event back in 2004. Yes, the preteen’s large pink hat was the same one her mom, debuted at the Kentucky Derby 15 years ago.
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
“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,” proud papa Larry shared on social media.
The Kentucky Derby is a special event for Larry and Dannielynn. They have been attending it together for the past nine years. It is one of the rare public appearances the young woman makes during the year. She and her father live a quiet life out of the spotlight, except for the annual horse racing weekend.
Dannielynn was only five months old when her famous mother died of a prescription overdose. Larry opened up to Entertainment Tonight in 2017, regarding how his only child deals with growing up without her mother.
“She is clinging to the female teachers. She’s clingy to her girlfriends’ moms, and she’ll say things like, ‘Do you want to adopt me? Would you be my honorary mother?’ She tends to do that a lot,” he shared, along with reveals his daughter was starting to push him to date.
The almost teenager may be longing for a female presence in her life, but Larry has said that so far, Dannielynn has not asked many questions about Anna Nicole. She has though read some of the stories that paint her mom in a not so great light, which has been difficult for the young girl to understand.
Dannielynn Birkhead paid tribute to her mom Anna Nicole Smith when she attended the Kentucky Derby with her father, Larry Birkhead. She looks even more beautiful than her late mother did in the gorgeous pink hat.