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Anna Nicole Smith’s Daughter Attends Kentucky Derby With Father

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On Friday, Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, attended the Kentucky Derby with her father, Larry Birkhead.

Larry met Anna Nicole at the event many years ago, so now he has continued the tradition with his daughter. This year’s party marks 10 years since the father-daughter duo have been attending.

“Larry met Anna at the party. 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,” Barnstable-Brown told PEOPLE. “Larry has brought Dannielynn for years. She’s a beautiful young girl now and becoming a young woman.”

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The two hit the red carpet in matching pink outfits, and Dannielynn wore a special accessory in memory of her late mother- a beautiful pink hat that Anna Nicole wore back in 2004.

Larry tweeted, “Kentucky Derby time once again. Dannielynn looks pretty in pink in her dress by Junona and her Mom’s hat from her unforgettable appearance at The Kentucky Derby in 2004 #KentuckyDerby2019.”