Dannielynn Birkhead wears late mom Anna Nicole Smith’s Kentucky Derby hat to pay tribute

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Dannielynn Birkhead at Kentucky Derby honors mom Anna Nicole Smith by wearing her hat. Pic credit: Larry Birkhead/Twitter

On Saturday, Dannielynn Birkhead, 12, honored her late mother Anna Nicole Smith by appearing with her father Larry Birkhead at the Kentucky Derby in Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, wearing the hat that her late mother Smith wore to the 2004 Kentucky Derby.

Dannielynn and her father Larry looked an adorable pair as they arrived at the Derby dressed in matching pink outfits. Dannielynn wore a pink satin dress with pearls, ruffles, a floral design at the waist, and her late mother’s hat.

Larry also wore a light pink suit.

“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,” Larry shared in a post to his Twitter page.

The Twitter post included a photo of 12-year-old Dannielynn standing next to her father with a big smile on her pretty face.

Fans took to social media to express their admiration of Dannielynn.

The appearance of the duo at the annual horse race event comes the day after they attended the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala in Louisville together. Dannielynn appeared for the occasion in a yellow dress with white and pink roses, while Larry looked handsome in a navy blue suit.

Anna Nicole Smith was the controversial actress and model who first came into the limelight after she won the title of 1993 Playmate of the Year. She had an illustrious career modeling for big names in the industry such as Guess, Lane Bryant, H&M, and Heatherette.

She dropped out of school at the age of 14 and married restaurant cook Billy Wayne Smith in April 1985 when she was only 17. The couple had a son Daniel Wayne Smith who died tragically in 2006, reportedly from a lethal combination of drugs.

Smith and Billy Wayne divorced in 1993 and Smith, then 26, married the 89-year-old billionaire J. Howard Marshall in 1994. When Marshall died in 1995, Smith started a protracted legal fight for a share of his estate.

Anna Nicole Smith died in 2007 in a hotel room in Hollywood, Florida from an overdose of prescription drugs, a few months after the death of her son Daniel.

Before she died, Smith had claimed that Howard K. Stern was Dannielynn’s father. But a DNA test conducted in 2007 confirmed that Larry Birkhead is her father.

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