Larry Birkhead is a good dad. He’s making sure that his little girl Dannielynn always remembers her mommy!
Dannielynn Birkhead may have only been 5 months old when her mommy Anna Nicole Smith passed away in Feb. 2007, but now that she’s four years old, she’s been asking about Anna. “[Dannielynn] keeps me on my toes, because she’s very smart and she’s asked things already about her mom,” Dannielynn’s father Larry Birkhead tells ET. He’s doing a good job of keeping Anna’s memory alive.
“She can walk by her picture and she’ll give a kiss to her mom in a photo album, or at Christmas, we were sitting at home and The Naked Gun came on with her mom in it, and I let her see an appropriate little clip of that, and she knew right away her mom was, you know, ‘There’s my mom. That’s Anna Nicole.’”
“My goal was always to keep [her late brother] Daniel and Anna in her mind and let her know who they were without overdoing it,” says Larry. “You have a responsibility to keep Anna’s memory alive.”
If Anna were here today, she’d be quite proud of her daughter. “Dannielynn is bright, she’s intelligent, she’s met and exceeded all of her developmental milestones by all accounts from her teachers and, you know, medical personnel,” Larry notes. “Anybody that comes in contact with her talks about how bright and intelligent [she is] and how she leaves an impression.”
Dannielynn is also one very busy little girl. “It’s hard enough for me to keep up with her social calendar,” Larry laughs.
And the four-year-old is very different from other children her own age. “She loves cheese,” Larry gushes. “She doesn’t like the things that all kids like, like ice cream and pizza, things that kids go crazy for she doesn’t. She knows what she wants, like her mom.”
Dannielynn is also very aware of her celebrity status. “She knows that, when we are like out and about, that people take pictures, and she knows that people are following us,” sates Larry. “We were in New York and, as crazy as that is, she could pick a [paparazzo] out of a crowd.”