Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter was just a baby when the model tragically died. Now she’s been spotted in a rare outing looking just like her famous mum.
The late Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter is all grown up.
Dannielynn Birkhead, 15, was spotted in a rare outing at the weekend with her father, Larry Birkhead, at the Kentucky Derby, Fox News reports.
“Betting on a great time with Dannielynn today at this year’s @kentuckyderby, then off to the @janetjackson concert!” Larry captioned photos of the two on Instagram.
Larry added a photo of the late Smith, who passed away in 2007, at the end of the post and noted in the caption that Dannielynn looked just like her mother.
“Saw this pic of Anna and thought Dannielynn looked like her twin!” he wrote.
Larry and Dannielynn attend the Kentucky Derby each year.
Dannielynn wore the outfit Janet Jackson wore to the same gala in 2003.
“What a night! Dannielynn got to meet @janetjackson at the Barnstable-Brown Gala, while wearing Janet’s outfit that she wore to the same party in 2003,” Larry captioned photos.
Shortly after Smith’s death from accidental overdose in February 2007, when she was just 39, Birkhead was faced with a very public custody battle where he had to prove Dannielynn was indeed his child.
Smith’s former lawyer, Howard K. Stern, had been listed as Dannielynn’s father on the birth certificate and had been fighting for custody, The New York Times reported.
Frederic van Anhalt, the husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, had also claimed he was Dannielynn’s father.
“My relationship with Anna sometimes was portrayed as I got lucky in the DNA lottery from a one-night stand,” Birkhead previously told Fox News Digital.
“And my relationship with her was actually two years plus and we covered a lot of territory in that. There [were] a lot of ups and downs.”
Birkhead first met Smith briefly in 2003 for the Kentucky Derby festivities in his home state. However, it wasn’t until 2004 – after Smith’s dramatic weight loss transformation – that the pair bonded in private.
In April 2007, a Bahamian judge ruled that DNA tests had established Birkhead as the father.