Larry Birkhead & Daughter Dannielynn On Kentucky Derby Week Visit

Larry Birkhead and daughter Dannielynn feed a pony at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky. on April 28, 2010 Larry Birkhead and daughter Dannielynn feed a pony at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky. on April 28, 2010

Larry Birkhead’s whirlwind romance with Anna Nicole Smith took off at the Kentucky Derby in 2004. Now he’s making a return visit.

Birkhead brought his and Smith’s 3½-year-old daughter, Dannielynn, to the Kentucky Derby Museum for a Derby week homecoming trip. Their first stop was a fashion exhibit at the museum featuring a pink, sequined V-neck dress worn by Smith to the 2004 Derby.

Birkhead, a Louisville native, held his squirming daughter as she reached out to touch her mother’s dress, one of two loaned to the museum by Birkhead He later called it a bittersweet moment.

Smith, a model and actress, died in Florida of an accidental medication overdose in 2007. Birkhead eventually proved his claim he was Dannielynn’s father through a DNA paternity test.

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