After Smith died at age 39 in 2007 from an accidental prescription drug overdose when Dannielynn was a baby, Birkhead decided to move to Kentucky to get away from the spotlight. Dannielynn is the late model’s only surviving child, as Smith’s son Daniel, 20, died from the same type of overdose just three days after Dannielynn was born.
The father-daughter duo posed on the red carpet ahead of the Derby. Dannielynn wore a pink and white dress with a matching hat, while her father donned an eggshell suit.
The 10th anniversary of Smith’s death was in February.
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