For the tenth consecutive year, the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead, 12-year-old Dannielynn Hope, has attended the Kentucky Derby with her dad — and she's so grown up!
A poised Dannielynn and snazzy Larry showed up at the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Gala Friday in Louisville, Kentucky, People magazine reports, with Dannielynn in a bright yellow dress adorned with white-and-pink roses, and Larry in a navy suit with pink touches.
The two have made the party a father-daughter pilgrimmage each year in honor of the fact that it is where he met tragic model Anna Nicole Smith, who died at 39 in 2007.
Chris Barnstable-Brown tells People, "Larry was a photographer and guest and had been covering the party and met her there. He is from Louisville and they started dating. After Anna passed away, every year they come back to the party."
Larry and Dannielynn have lived in rural Kentucky for over two years.
On Saturday, Larry posted posted a pic of himself with Dannielynn awash in matching pink for the big race! Amazingly, she is sporting the hat her mom wore to the Derby 15 years ago.
He wrote in the caption, "Dannielynn is pretty in pink in her dress dress by Junona for The Kentucky Derby. Topping it all off in a very special hat her Mom wore to The Kentucky Derby in 2004."