Larry Birkhead loves his little girl.
The 45-year-old father took to Twitter on Friday to share a touching photo of the late Anna Nicole Smith with their daughter, Dannielynn, to celebrate her 12th birthday. The sweet snap shows the blonde-haired product sans makeup with her hair in a ponytail, closing her eyes, holding her newborn baby girl as well as giving her a kiss. Meanwhile, little Dannielynn is actually beyond adorable in a yellow onesie as well as wearing a white headband.
“Wishing Dannielynn a Happy 12th Birthday! Her Mom could be so proud. The celebration is actually about to start!” Birkhead wrote alongside the pic.
the idea’s been 11 years since Smith died coming from an accidental overdose, although the father-daughter duo continues to honor her.
Larry as well as Dannielynn were last spotted attending the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. The then 11-year-old looked stylish in a white-as well as-blue dress as well as a coordinating hat, while Larry matched his daughter in a light blue plaid suit.
ET sat down with Larry last September, where he opened up about how Dannielynn has been coping without her mother as she nears her teens.
“She is actually clinging to the female teachers,” he shared, adding which his daughter had been pushing him to date. “She’s clingy to her girlfriends’ moms as well as she’ll say things like, ‘Do you want to adopt me? could you be my honorary mother?’ She tends to do which a lot.”
He also revealed which Dannielynn doesn’t ask too many questions about Anna Nicole, although has faced awkward moments like explaining why his daughter’s Wikipedia page stated which her surname was “Stern” as a baby. (Anna Nicole’s partner, Howard K. Stern, was listed as the father on Dannielynn’s birth certificate, before a DNA test proved Larry was her dad.)
See more of the intimate interview inside video below.