Larry Birkhead Reveals How His Daughter Reminds Him of Anna Nicole Smith

Larry Birkhead revisits his “crazy” love story with Anna Nicole Smith in the Friday, January 17, episode of the Lifetime docuseries Hopelessly in Love, and he says that he sees a lot of the late model in their daughter, Dannielynn, now 13.

“You know, the ability to spend money!” Birkhead, 46, quipped exclusively to Us Weekly at the premiere of Lifetime’s Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story in New York City on Monday, January 13. “That’s probably there. That’s probably the biggest. But beyond that, you know, she’s got some personality traits of her mom’s, and she’s funny, but I think she’s a good mix of the two of us.”

Birkhead also said that fans of Smith help keep her memory alive for Dannielynn. “So many people come up to her and say, you know, ‘I was a big fan of your mom’s,’ and, ‘I loved your mom,’ or, ‘She inspired me to lose weight or be a model or just being a single parent.’ And so, you know, a lot of people helped me in that regard. … She’s just a really great kid.”

Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead attend the 31st Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala on May 3, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. AFF-USA/Shutterstock

The docuseries gives Birkhead a chance to tell his side of his love story with Smith, who died of an overdose in 2007 at age 39. “People think it was like a one-night stand that I had with Anna and then I got lucky and won this DNA lottery, when it was, like, a two-year relationship with, admittedly, highs and lows. But it was a crazy love story. In fact, when they called me and said, ‘Do you want to do this show?’ I said, ‘Do you got the right person?’ Because our story was not like your Disney love story or Cinderella story. It was one of those crazy things.”