Larry Birkhead’s daughter with the late Anna Nicole Smith turned 6 last Friday and according to her father, Dannielynn’s nothing short of a bright and happy little girl.
“People say, ‘Oh, is she a little shy?’ Really, in all honesty, she’s the [most] dramatic toddler I’ve ever seen in my life,” Larry tells Access Hollywood. “I mean [she] falls down on cue and just starts doing this whole big act and she goes into all these big, dramatic things. Once she gets to know you, she’s just like any other kid.”
The duo currently live in Kentucky – away from the snapping lenses of the paparazzi – but Larry explains that things still aren’t as calm as he would like them to be.
“Here’s the thing, I get calls every single day from someone saying, ‘Can we do this interview? Can we do that interview? Can we take pictures?’ And if you don’t let somebody come and see every once in a while how we’re doing and how she’s doing, how she’s growing, then it becomes a chase,” he reveals. “So it’s just like, ‘OK, hey, here she is. She’s doing great. I’m doing great.’”
Although her mother tragically passed away in 2007 when Dannielynn was only 5-months-old, Larry claims his little girl still recognizes her mother.
“She knows her mom’s image and she can recognize it, but I don’t let her see really anything that’s like over the top or anything like that,” Larry shares of keeping Anna Nicole’s more provocative images from his daughter’s eyes.
The doting daddy is also protecting Dannielynn’s privacy with a special place to play in the safety of their own backyard.
“It’s kind of private,” he says. “It’s kind of hard to take her places where there are other kids and parents because people like to take pictures and do weird things, so it’s kind of like you have to build your own fortress. That’s why the house is bigger than it should be.”
The duo currently reside in a 10,000-square-foot Louisville mansion along with some hermit crabs and the family pooch Pop Tart.