Larry and Dannielynn Birkhead honor Anna Nicole Smith at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06:  Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead attend the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead attend the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)

Credit: Gustavo Caballero

Credit: Gustavo Caballero

In 2003, Birkhead met Anna Nicole Smith, the mother of his daughter, while attending the Barnstable Brown Party in Louisville. Now, 14 years later, Birkhead is continuing the tradition and honoring Smith with their daughter, Danielynn Birkhead, at the same party.

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Birkhead took to Twitter on Saturday to pay tribute to Smith with a sweet post from the Derby.

“Dannielynn b4 she raided the dessert room at the Barnstable-Brown Party where I met her Mom in 2003 #lifefullcircle #BarnstableBrownParty,” he wrote alongside the photo with his daughter.

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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.

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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.

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The 10th anniversary of Smith’s death was in February.

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