It seemed little Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern/Birkhead had just been born when her mother, Anna Nicole Smith, died in her hotel room in Florida under bizarre circumstances. The drama that ensued was every gossip monger’s dream: questionable post mortem photos, certifiable mother, disputed paternity, crazy fake-prince public statements. You couldn’t have made that $%*@ up!
But looking at the face gracing the cover of this week’s Us Weekly, it all seems like a really bad, really old TV movie. Dannielynn, who recently had surgery to correct strabismus (a condition where one eye tends to move inward), turned 2 years old on September 7 and is just as much a cover girl as her mother was! While it’s obvious who her father is, there is just no disputing Dannielynn is her mama’s mini-me.
“On Dannielynn’s second birthday, Larry Birkhead opens up in the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now, about raising Anna Nicole Smith’s little girl and shares with Us his own family album of their time together.
“When I take pictures of her she likes looking at them just like her mom did,” Birkhead tells Us.
“Some days I think she looks just like her,” he says of the tot, who who turned 2 on Sept. 7.”
Dannielynn is gorgeous and if these pictures are any indication, she could easily follow in her mother’s modeling footsteps. We just all have to send up a prayer that that’s as far down that path as she’ll go.
Like him or not Larry Birkhead seems to be doing a pretty damn good job of raising Dannielynn. She’s always smiling and looks like she loves being with her dad. You also have to give credit where credit is due to Birkhead. While he’s received some money in exchange for doing press with Dannielynn, he’s also moved back to Kentucky to be near his family and ensure that his daughter has a normal life. I would say the last person in this world who actually loved Vicki Lynn Hogan for Vicki Lynn Hogan is making sure her daughter knows it, too.