Anna Nicole Smith was a well-known American model, actress and television personality who unfortunately lost her life at the young age of 39, after a drug overdose, just months after giving birth to her daughter Dannielynn. Having first gained popularity in Playboy, where she was awarded the “Playmate of the Year,” title in 1993, she went on to model for companies such as H&M, Guess, Lane Bryant, and Heatherette.
Smith, born as Vickie Lynn Hogan, dropped out of high school in 1982, at the age of 14. She gained much more fame when she married J.Howard Marshall, a millionaire who was eighty-something years old. Most accused her of marrying Marshall for his money, but she was quick to deny the accusations. The death of Marshall led to a long legal battle over a share of his estate. The case reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which of course led her to gain even more fame.
Just months before her death in 2007, she received press coverage surrounding the death of her son Daniel as well as the custody and paternity battle over her newborn daughter, Dannielynn. Not long after the battle started, Smith died in a hotel room in Hollywood, Florida due to an overdose on prescription drugs.
Following her death, her daughter Dannielynn, was the focus of the media and soon the girl’s life was surrounded by speculation and drama. Everyone was pining to know who the birth father was and the possible contenders were widely watched until it was revealed on a paternity test that Smith’s boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, was the father.
Now, ten years after Smith’s death, Dannielynn is living a somewhat normal lifestyle with her single dad, Larry, in their Louisville, Kentucky home. The young girl inherited her mother’s beautiful all-American look, and her personality is quite big.
In the video below, you can see Dannielynn as she is today…one happy little girl, who admits that she loves Minecraft, pizza, and Star Wars. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she modeled for Guess, but Birkhead is on a mission to make sure she lives a normal life.
“My goal for her is to be a child and just do what all kids do,” said Birkhead, who often takes Dannielynn to the Bahamas where Smith is buried. “I don’t sugarcoat it, I tell her there are some things that her mom did and I try to make her learn from things.”
While Dannielynn is a lot like other kids, she has a lot to say about her dad getting married and she is set on him marrying Lady Gaga.
“Not a week goes by when she doesn’t ask me why I’m not married,” said Birkhead, who tries hard to keep his daughter from seeing harsh words about her mother online.
Commenters were quite impressed with the way Birkhead has chosen to give his daughter a normal life…
“To give a child the gift of childhood is the best thing they can ever get. Every child that has played with their parents and done normal things shapes them into happy adults. He has done a great job, and shielded her so much, given her hobbies and interests, and it’s just joyous to see them, love the bond that Larry Birkhead built with her. Priceless.”