Anna Nicole Smith’s ex makes emotional revelation about daughter Danielle’s future

Anna Nicole Smith’s ex Larry Birkhead — the father of the late Playboy model’s daughter, Danielle — has given a rare insight into his daughter’s life in an interview with People.

The 16-year-old grew up in Kentucky with her doting father, who admitted to the publication that he is not looking forward to her growing up to move out of the family home if she decides to attend college .

“It’s one of those things that all parents go through. They don’t want their kids to move out, but they know they have to.” “It’s one of those things where she’s just dipping her toe into getting stuff, and people are mailing her things. And every time I get something in the mail for college, I don’t know I really want to give it to her because she can take him up on the offer and go to college somewhere.”

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For now, Danielle is enjoying high school, and while she’s largely kept out of the limelight, she attends the annual Kentucky Derby with her dad — most recently turning out for the event on Saturdays. Has been

Dannielynn looked stylish in a $2,350 Leo Lin sunflower-print ‘Nadia Voluminous Gown’ while her dad coordinated with her in a baby-blue suit, gold necktie and sunflower pin.

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Dannielynn accessorized with an eye-catching sunflower charmeuse and her late mother’s archival necklace and bracelet. The father-daughter duo enlisted hairstylist Ryan Austin and makeup artist Rick Bancroft to prep them for the red-carpet event.

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Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter is growing up fast

Just the day before the Derby, Danielle and Larry stepped out to attend the Barnstable-Gala pre-party, where both paid tribute to Anna Nicole by wearing outfits printed with black-and-white photos of the late star.

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“Can’t believe Danielleen is almost 17! Derby weekend is a good time,” the proud dad wrote alongside the photos. Danielle was just a baby when Anna Nicole passed away, but her father has made sure that her memory lives on in his daughter.

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Dannielynn Birkhead recently stepped out in a dress paying tribute to Anna Nicole Smith

Speaking to People, he said: “Everything his mom has is listed in all the storage she wore it in. So if she appreciates it one day, she can. If she If she wants to give baby, she can.”

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Danielle’s late mother Anna Nicole was an American socialite who rose to prominence in the early 1990s when she married Howard J. Marshall, who was 63 years her senior. “I’m not a gold digger,” insisted Anna at the time.

“I could have married him a week after we met or two weeks after we met. I could have married him years ago. And I didn’t. I didn’t. I went out and made myself something. And people don’t I don’t appreciate him. I wanted to marry him because he loved me and took care of me.”

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Dannielynn is the image of her mother Anna Nicole Smith

Danielle was born in 2006 but tragically five months later, in February 2007, Anna was found unresponsive in a Florida hotel room and pronounced dead in hospital. She was only 39 years old.

Initially, it was Howard who was listed as Danielle’s father on her birth certificate. However, photographer Larry claimed paternity and a DNA test later confirmed that he was indeed the little girl’s father.

See more photos of Anna Nicole Smith’s lookalike daughter Danielle below

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Anna Nicole Smith Tragically Passed Away When Danielle Was A Child
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Danielle accompanies her father, Larry Birkhead, to the Kentucky Derby every year.
Danielle Birkhead and Larry Birkhead attend the 149th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 06, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky.© Getty
Dannielynn looked gorgeous to attend this year’s Kentucky Derby
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Danielleen and Larry Birkhead have a close relationship

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