Back in 2007, one of the biggest news stories happening was the paternity battle over Dannielynn, Anna Nicole Smith’s baby daughter. When Smith died of a drug overdose in February of that year, she left behind a five-month-old baby (her 20-year-old son Daniel died just days after Dannielynn was born). The tragic circus of Smith’s life gave way to a circus in her death as multiple men fought over baby Dannielynn. The potentials: her creepy lawyer Howard K. Stern, whose name was on the birth certificate; photographer Larry Birkhead, who seemed decent enough; deceased husband J. Howard Marshall (allegedly her half-sister said Anna used his sperm but this was proven to be a hoax); and, in the weirdest turn, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor. In the end, Birkhead was proven to be Dannielynn’s father and the two have lived a seemingly quiet, happy life together ever since. Part of that happiness includes going to the Kentucky Derby this weekend, which is where we got some new glimpses of Dannielynn!
Today Dannielynn is 8 years old and has amazing taste in hats. Her mom would be proud.