Her mom, Anna Nicole Smith, past away in 2007, just five months after she was born.
And celebrating gracing the carpet of The Kentucky Derby on Saturday Dannielynn Birkhead was seen paying tribute to her late mom by wearing her hat.
The 12-year-old was pretty in pink as she posed next to her father Larry Birkhead, 46.
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Just like mom: Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, 12, gave a special tribute to her late mom at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, wearing the same hat she wore 15 years ago
Daddy daughter date: Dannielynn attended Saturday’s Derby with her father, Larry Birkhead, who dressed to match his daughter
Danielynn sported a blush pink satin frock that cinched in at the waist before flaring out into a patterned tulle pleated skirt.
But it was her complimentary hat that drew all the attention, wearing the same one her mom wore at the 2004 Kentucky Derby, 15-years-ago.
Taking to social media ahead of the event, Larry shared a photo with his daughter and her hat.
Gorgeous: Danielynn sported a blush pink satin frock that cinched in at the waist before flaring out into a patterned tulle pleated skirt
Thinking of mom: Taking to social media ahead of the event, Larry shared a photo with his daughter and her hat
‘Kentucky Derby time once again. Dannielynn looks pretty in pink in her dress by Junona and her Mom’s hat from her unforgettable appearance at The Kentucky Derby in 2004#KentuckyDerby2019,’ he wrote.
At the time, Anna Nicole had worn a very similar dress to her daughter.
Larry dressed to match Dannielynn at the annual horse racing event.
Opting for a blushed pink toned suit and tie, his social media account showcased him helping put the hat on his little girl.
Just like mom: Back in 2004, Anna Nicole had worn a very similar dress to her daughter
Matching: Larry dressed to match Dannielynn at the annual horse racing event in a pink suit
Family love: The father-daughter duo posed for photos together for their rare public appearance
1967-2007: Anna Nicole Smith passed away in 2007 after a prescription drug overdose, just five months after her daughter Dannielynn was born and her eldest child, son, Daniel, died of a drug overdose (pictured 2004)
Dannielynn’s early life wasn’t the easiest.
She lost her half-brother, Daniel Wayne Smith, 20, to a drug overdose just three days after she was born. He passed in the hospital while visiting his mom and new baby sister.
Her mother Anna Nicole passed away five months later from a prescription drug overdose.
At the time, the new mom had maintained that her boyfriend Howard K. Stern was Dannielynn’s father.
A string of men including Zsa Zsa Gabor’s ninth husband claimed to be Dannielynn’s real father until a DNA test confirmed that it was Larry.
A paternity test in 2007 ruled that Larry was in fact the father of Dannielynn, leading him to receive full custody of her.
Anna Nicole left her entire estate to her daughter upon her death.
Offspring: A paternity test in 2007 ruled that Larry was in fact the father of Dannielynn, leading him to receive full custody of her