This is so sad. Larry Birkhead says that life with his 9-year-old daughter, Dannielynn, is not easy without her mother, Anna Nicole Smith, there to help raise her. Read on to find out how their relationship is ‘different than a normal situation.’
Larry Birkhead, 43, and his daughter Dannielynn, 9, have not had it easy since her mother, Anna Nicole Smith, died of a drug overdose in 2007, when Dannielynn was just a baby. On July 12, Larry explained just how hard it has been in an interview about his life with his little girl. HollywoodLife.com has the full scoop here!
Larry appeared on The Steve Harvey Show on July 12 to talk about raising Dannielynn and his relationship with Anna Nicole before her tragic passing. “It’s different than a normal situation,” Larry told Steve Harvey, in regards to raising Dannielynn on his own. “I make it as normal as I can,” he continued. Larry said that his life has been “a nonstop whirlwind” with the 9-year-old. “It’s an adjustment. There’s all this curiosity around Dannielynn and about her mom and people want to know how she’s doing. We just make adjustments. She goes to school like every other kid, she’s a Girl Scout.” How sweet is it that Larry tries to make it so Dannielynn is able to have as normal a life as possible? Even still, Larry admitted, “It’s tough raising a little girl without a mom.” But he made a point of saying he knows Dannielynn’s mother would be so proud of her, something that will hopefully comfort Anna Nicole’s daughter.
Steve also asked Dannielynn’s father what she knows about Anna Nicole. “She knows that her mom was famous and that people want to know about her. So it’s different for my daughter because it’s nothing for her to go past and see a story in the checkout stands on the cover of magazines of her mom or herself or us or whatever.”
Dannielynn’s father admitted to taking her to visit her mother’s grave, even though it does upset her at times. He revealed this information in an interview with Entertainment Tonight before, saying, “We visit and I tell Dannielynn stories about her mom. I don’t sugarcoat it. I say there are some things that your mom did and you know I try to make her learn from it.” How hauntingly beautiful that Larry wants to share Anna Nicole’s life with Dannielynn, but help her to learn from her mistakes.
HollywoodLifers, can you believe what a good job Larry is doing raising little Dannielynn all by himself?