Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead, 12, Honors Mom at Her 10th Kentucky Derby

The tween and dad Larry Birkhead have attended the annual event every year since 2010.

By Corinne Heller 04 May, 2019 3:02 PMTags
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Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielyn Birkhead, now age 12, has returned to the Kentucky Derby.

On Saturday, the tween and her father and the late star's ex, Larry Birkhead appeared at the annual event for the 10th year in a row. Dannielynn honored her late mother with a family heirloom.

"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 tweeted.

Larry, who tends to coordinate his Kentucky Derby outfits with his daughter, wore a matching baby pink suit.

 

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While they otherwise largely stay out of the spotlight, Dannielynn and her father have attended the Kentucky Derby together every year since 2010.

The annual weekend event holds a special place in their heart; Anna had actually met Larry while she was shooting her E! show at the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala in 2003, four years before the model died at age 39

See photos of Dannielynn and Larry Birkhead at the Kentucky Derby over the past 10 years.

May 4, 2019

Dannielynn and dad Larry Birkhead attend the 2019 Kentucky Derby. He tweeted, "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."

May 3, 2019

Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, 12, is all smiles in a yellow floral dress as she poses with her dad Larry Birkhead.

May 5, 2018

The 11-year-old and dad Larry Birkhead are feeling blue, in a good way!

May 6, 2017

Everything's coming up roses for the twosome!

May 7, 2016

At just 10 years old, Dannielynn is already a red carpet veteran!

May 2, 2015

Think pink! Dannielynn and Larry pick coordinating colors for their festive frocks.

May 3, 2014

Larry leads the way as Dannielynn smiles for the cameras.

May 5, 2012

Flower power! Anna Nicole Smith's mini-me's fascinator is in full bloom.

May 4, 2013

Chim chim cheree! The daddy-daughter duo take inspiration from Mary Poppins.

May 7, 2011

Who needs a fascinator when you're this fabulous?

May 1, 2010

She's her mother's daughter, all right!

On Friday, the two attended the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala that precedes the race. Dannielynn was all smiles, wearing a sleeveless, yellow Junona dress with a pink floral bodice and a ruffled asymmetrical tulle skirt, paired with hot pink strappy sandals.

"Headed to the 31st annual Barnstable-Brown Derby Eve Gala with Dannielynn, in her awesome dress by Junona. The start to an awesome weekend! #proudpapa #kyderby #KentuckyDerby2019 #BarnstableBrownGala," Larry tweeted, alongside a photo of him and his daughter.