All grown up! Dannielynn Birkhead surprised on the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, Could 6, with dad Larry Birkhead by her facet.
The 16-year-old, whose mom was the late Anna Nicole Smith, surprised in a Leo Lin robe that appeared like a watercolor portray. The skirt featured a big yellow flower with inexperienced stems that light up right into a sky blue bodice. She topped off the look with a surprising necklace that belonged to her mom. Larry, 50, matched in a light-weight blue swimsuit with a gold tie.
Forward of the race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, Dannielynn acquired a guitar lesson from Bon Jovi alum Richie Sambora.
“Rockin’ the remainder of @kentuckyderby our with Richie Sambora and Dannielynn,” Larry shared by way of Instagram on Saturday. “Richie graciously made good on his provide to provide Dannielynn a personal guitar lesson and spent a ton of time giving her confidence constructing suggestions and mastering the artwork of enjoying the guitar. Nice man! Dannielynn performed slightly @janetjackson ‘Black Cat’ for him. Now off to the @kentuckyderby after the Barnstable-Brown Gala final night time.”
The daddy-daughter duo smiled alongside the musician for a number of photographs earlier than Saturday’s race, which was their second occasion of the weekend.
Dannielynn was the spitting picture of her late mom on the Friday, Could 5, Barnstable-Brown Derby Eve Gala — and she or he had the photographs to show it. The teenager surprised in a black and white Guess shirt that included photographs of Smith from her modeling campaigns for the model. Dannielynn, who turns 17 in September, layered the long-sleeved prime over a skirt from BCBG Max Azria. She added a surprising necklace from her mom’s private assortment. She completed off the look with darkish eye make-up and face-framing curls falling out of her updo — mimicking Smith’s signature look.
The gala holds a particular place within the Birkhead household’s hearts. “Tonight is the twentieth anniversary the place I met Dannielynn’s Mother on the identical occasion,” Larry shared by way of Instagram.
Smith died of a drug overdose at age 39 on February 8, 2007, simply 5 months after Dannielynn’s beginning. Larry has been a single dad since profitable his public custody battle.
“Generally you’re feeling like a bodyguard, generally you’re feeling like a chauffuer,” he joked to Us in 2020. “It is dependent upon what the day is. However my job is dad and I feel I’ve finished a reasonably good job. She’s adjusted to it and she or he’s only a regular child.”
He added that Dannielynn is rather like any child who cringes on the sight of their dad and mom being affectionate. She refused to look at some scenes from Lifetime’s 2020 docuseries Hopelessly in Love: Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead as a result of she didn’t need to see the PDA.
“I mentioned, ‘Come on within the room I need to present you this clip about when your mother met me for the primary time,’” Birkhead recalled to Us on the time. “And he or she goes, ‘Oh, that’s cringey! I gotta get out of right here.’ As a result of her mother was grabbing me and kissing me and squeezing on me, so she didn’t need to see that.”
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