Anne Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, grew up performing at the Kentucky Derby

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The daughter of the late Anne Nicole Smith has grown up.

Dannielynn Birkhead, 15, was spotted over the weekend with Dad Larry Birkhead at the Kentucky Derby.

“We bet on a great time with Dannielynn today at this year’s @kentuckyderby and then at the @janetjackson concert!” Larry signed photos of the two on Instagram.

At the end of the post, Larry added a photo of the late Smith, who passed away in 2007, and in the description he pointed out that Dannielynn looks just like a model.

Larry Birkhead pointed out how much his daughter with the late Anna Nicole Smith looks like a model.

Larry Birkhead pointed out how much his daughter with the late Anna Nicole Smith looks like a model.
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“I saw this picture of Anna and thought Dannielynn looked like her twin!” he wrote.

Larry and Dannielynn attend the Kentucky Derby each year. The photographer also shared photos of their night at the Barnstable-Brown Gala.

Dannielynn wore the Janet Jackson ensemble she wore to the same ceremony in 2003.

“What a night! Dannielynn met @janetjackson at the Barnstable-Brown Gala while wearing Janet’s clothes she wore to the same party in 2003,” Larry wrote photos from the event. “Janet was so kind and praised Dannielynn in her clothes. She made Dannielynn so happy and even kindly posed for a photo with us.”

Dannielynn and Larry attend the 148th Kentucky Derby in Churchill Downs on May 7, 2022 in Louisville.

Dannielynn and Larry attend the 148th Kentucky Derby in Churchill Downs on May 7, 2022 in Louisville.
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Shortly after Smith’s death, Birkhead was faced with a public custody battle in which he had to prove that Dannielynn was indeed his child. Smith’s former attorney, Howard K. Stern, was listed as Dannielyn’s father in the birth certificate and fought for custody, New York Times reported. Frederic van Anhalt, husband of the actress Zsa Zsa Gaborhe also claimed to be Dannielyn’s father.

“My relationship with Anna was sometimes portrayed as if I was lucky in the DNA lottery from a one-night stand,” Birkhead told Fox News Digital earlier. “And my relationship with her was actually two years plus and we covered a lot of territory in that. Here [were] a lot of ups and downs. “

Birkhead first briefly met with Smith in 2003 at Kentucky Derby celebrations in his home state. However, it wasn’t until 2004 – after Smith’s dramatic weight loss transformation – that the couple became privately close.

Dannielynn in a 2003 Janet Jackson Barnstable-Brown Gala suit.

Dannielynn in a 2003 Janet Jackson Barnstable-Brown Gala suit.

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“I couldn’t tell anyone we were going out,” Birkhead explained. “It actually worked against me after she died [when] I was still trying to prove paternity, even though I knew I was a father, and Anna knew I was a father… but for the world it was a mystery… I couldn’t talk about our relationship there either [weren’t] a lot of us pictures and shots of us as a couple. She was supposed to be such an accessible goddess of sex. It was her persona that she should be available and the object of everyone’s desire. It worked against me in many ways. “

Stephanie Nolasco of Fox News contributed to this report.

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