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Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:02 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — 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 31⁄2-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.
Published in The Messenger 4.29.10