Dannielynn Birkhead is just thirteen years old, but she has faced so much drama in her life that many people do not even experience in their lifetime. She suffered the loss of her mother and half brother, went through a fight over her custody, and inherited a fortune.
Dannielynn Birkhead is Daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead
Dannielynn Birkhead was born on September 7, 2006, to former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith in Nassau, Bahamas. During that period, her mother was in a relationship with a attorney named Howard K. Stern; thus it was presumed he was the father. Furthermore, she was named Hannah Rose Marshall Stern in her birth certificate.
However, on February 8, 2007, after Anna Nicole's death because of an accidental prescription drug overdose, many people came forward claiming they are Dannielynn's father, and the custody should be given to them.
Among the people who came forward were Larry Birkhead, and Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt. Also, Nicole's bodyguard Alexander Denk suggested he could be the father as they both had an affair for a while. At the same time, Anna Nicole's half-sister claimed that Dannielynn might be the child of Nicole's second husband, J. Howard Marshall, whose sperms were preserved.
Despite so many claims, it only took a paternity test to prove who the father was. On March 21, 2007, a DNA test was done, and on April 10, 2007, it was announced that Larry Birkhead was the father. It has been since revealed that Larry and Anna Nicole dated on and off from August 2005 to March 2006.
Larry Birkhead is Raising Dannielynn Birkhead As a Single Parent
After Larry gained custody, he first changed Dannielynn's last name from Stern to Birkhead. Then he moved to his home state of Kentucky and began raising her in a rural community away from the limelight of Hollywood.
Larry and Dannielynn still live in Kentucky, and Dannielynn, despite being a celebrity kid, leads a normal tween life. She is aware of some aspects of her mother through her father, but Larry has refrained to provide all the details about Anna.
The father-daughter duo, however, does not remain entirely away from the media. Larry has an Instagram account where he regularly posts pictures of his daughter. Also, the duo attends the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Gala in Louisville, Kentucky every year. It was the same place where Danniekynn's parents met for the first time several years ago.
Dannielynn Birkhead's Net Worth
Dannielynn Birkhead is the only living child of Anna Nicole Smith; hence in 2008, she has rewarded her late mother estate, which was worth nearly $700,000.
Despite the considerable networth, she is living a modest lifestyle as she is raised on her father's salary as a freelance photographer and a real estate broker. Also, he earns well from appearing on various talk shows and interviews.
Also, though Dannielynn participated in a modeling campaign for Guess Kids at the age of six, since then, Birkhead has not allowed his daughter to pursue modeling or acting despite various offers. However, as the former child model is growing up, she is showing more interest in acting and might follow in her mother's footsteps.
Quick Facts: Dannielynn Birkhead
- Dannielynn recently completed the eighth grade.
- She is part of Girls Scouts.
- She has a pet, Lizard.
- Dannielynn underwent surgery to correct the strabismus in one of her eyes when she was sixteen years old.
- Her half brother Daniel Wayne Smith died three days after she was born.
- Her name Dannielynn is in honor of his late brother Daniel.
- Dannielynn has braces on her teeth.
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