Dannielynn Birkhead, the daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and photographer Larry Birkhead, turns 16 on Wednesday. Father Larry is astonished by how quickly his daughter is maturing.
Dad Birkhead paid a sweet tribute to his not-so-little girl on this happy occasion. “Dannielynn is such a great kid and she makes me so proud every day,” Larry gushed to People. She is old enough to drive? I can’t believe it! I remember pushing her in a toy car like it was just yesterday.
Dannielynn Birkhead, Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, rocks Janet Jackson’s iconic look to the Kentucky Derby.
Dannielynn Birkhead: who is she? The 14-year-old daughter of Anna Nicole Smith looks stunning at the Kentucky Derby in a turquoise suit.
For his daughter’s significant birthday celebration, Larry Birkhead posted on Instagram.
I gave birth to my gorgeous baby sixteen years ago. If you want to feel very old, do that. Many people believed that the cards were stacked against you, but perhaps they were more favorable to me than to you. You have overcome tragedy, adversity, and a few baby tantrums to become the accomplished person you are today. So proud to be your Dad!” he wrote, along with a collage of Dannielynn pictures.
When I told Dannielynn what a wonderful baby she was at birth, she retaliated in classic Dannielynn fashion, asking, “How do you know you weren’t even there?'” It’s been a wild ride, and Dannielynn has brought joy and laughter to my life, I told her, but I’ve been there every day since I brought you home. Dannielynn is 16 years old, so stay off the roads! Birthday greetings. Rock. “On,” he penned.
“Mom is looking down,” Birkhead wrote in the caption’s final line before including an angel emoji.
When Anne Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn was only 5 months old in 2007, she passed away at the age of 39 from an unintentional drug overdose. A very public custody dispute arose soon after the model’s passing, and Birkhead was forced to establish Dannielynn’s paternity.
The father-daughter team of Dannielynn and Larry have a special bond; they frequently spend a lot of time together and share a love of Janet Jackson. The two recently went to Jackson’s concert in Cincinnati, Ohio, in July. After the show, they spent time with Jackson backstage.
We are debating who of us is the bigger Janet Jackson fan as we head out to Dannielynn’s second Janet Jackson concert (my millionth) in Cincinnati, Larry wrote on Instagram.
Birkhead and Smith first connected at Smith’s home state’s Kentucky Derby celebrations in the year 2003. However, after Smith’s dramatic weight loss transformation in 2004, the two grew closer in private.