Single dad Larry Birkhead rocked the red carpet with daughter Dennielynn, 10, at the 2017 Kentucky Derby on Saturday (May 6) in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dannielynn stole the show in a dress featuring multiple shades of pink, paired with a fascinator hat and flower-studded shoes. Meanwhile, her doting daddy looked dapper in an eggshell suit with a pink plaid tie.
The father-daughter duo – who live in rural Kentucky – have been attending the Derby together for the past seven years.
Larry tweeted that he met his daughter’s mother, the late Anna Nicole Smith, at the Barnstable Brown Gala in 2003.
“Dannielynn b4 she raided the dessert room at the Barnstable-Brown Party where I met her Mom in 2003 #lifefullcircle #BarnstableBrownParty,” he captioned the image standing next to a cake.
Dannielynn was only 5-months-old when her mother died at age 39 in 2007.
The single dad, 44, recently opened up about keeping Smith’s memory alive.
“Ever since my mother’s death, a friend of hers said she would send me pretty butterflies,” Larry read a letter that Dannielynn wrote. “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.”
Larry has raised Dannielynn as a single dad since Smith’s accidental overdose 10 years ago.
“She could work me like her mother could work people,” he said of his daughter’s charm. “She gets what she wants.”
As it turns out, Dannielynn loves french fries, Snapchat and traveling.
“I want to go to Washington D.C. so bad!” she said. “I want to see all the monuments.”
The single dad, who works as a photographer and dabbles in real estate, has opted to raise Dannielynn in rural Kentucky.
Dannielynn is a Girl Scout and she owns a pet lizard. Larry loves life with his growing girl. “[I] keep things simple,” he said.
“She is fearless like her mom,” he said. “She’ll get on any roller coaster that you put in front of her. I could stand right next to my daughter and we could look like twins, and the first thing they’ll say is … ‘Spitting image of the mother.’”
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Dannielynn b4 she raided the dessert room at the Barnstable-Brown Party where I met her Mom in 2003 #lifefullcircle #BarnstableBrownParty pic.twitter.com/hcaGBYrXR1
— Larry Birkhead (@larrybirkhead) May 6, 2017
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