Anna Nicole Smith enjoyed a colorful and eventful life that was also marred by scandal. She was blessed with the delivery of two lovely children, but her son lost tragically only a few short days after his sister was brought into the world. Smith insisted that the medical examiners do a second autopsy on her kid so that she could learn the facts of her son’s death.
Smith and her now-ex-husband Billy Wayne Smith are the parents of their first child, a boy named Daniel. After the birth of his younger sister, Dannielynn Birkhead, he died away when he was twenty years old. After Smith passed away, Dannielynn was given to Larry Birkhead, who was Smith’s boyfriend at the time.
Smith lost away when Dannielynn was only five months old, but before she did, she endeavored to unravel the mystery of how her son had unexpectedly gone away while visiting his new sister. Smith passed away when Dannielynn was just five months old.
On the seventh of September 2022, Dannielynn turned 16, and her father sent a congratulatory message on Instagram for his daughter’s Sweet Sixteenth birthday. He highlighted the fact that he had not been present for her from the moment she was born, but that he had been there every day since then.
He went on to discuss their life together, noting that many people had their doubts that the young lady would develop into the great person she is now due to the difficult beginning to her life that she had.
In 2018, Birkhead and Dannielynn took a vacation to the Bahamas, where they paid tribute to the legacy left behind by her mother and her brother. Because Dannielynn was born in the Bahamas and because both her mother and her brother are buried there, the Bahamas have a particular place in the hearts of the family.
Birkhead let it be known that he believed it would be a good idea for Dannielynn to go on the trip so that she could learn about the region where she was born as well as find out more information about her mother. He said:
“It will bring her back and give her a kind of a sense of, you know, places that her mom used to go and things that she used to do down here and just kind of have some fun with her at the same time,” the speaker said.
He also underlined the fact that the people of the area were familiar with Dannielynn and regarded her as a queen. Because of this, whenever she travels to the Bahamas, she is often approached by people who want to take photographs with her or have a conversation with her.
The lovely setting also has a sad history, as Dannielynn’s mother and brother both passed away there within a few short months of one other in 2006. This happened in 2006, before Dannielynn had ever had the chance to get to know either of them.
Daniel took a trip to the Bahamas to be with his mother and his newborn sister Dannielynn not long after Dannielynn’s birth, where he also spent time with his mother. Smith and Daniel have a tight friendship, and the moment they were in together was a very exciting one for both of them. However, a terrible accident occurred as a result.
Smith was forced to say goodbye to her cherished son not long after the two of them had been reunited. It was determined that he had died of an accidental overdose of drugs after being discovered dead in the hospital room he shared with his mother. He was found sitting straight.
However, when Smith received the verdict from the autopsy, she refused to accept that her son had any drugs in his system. Instead, she demanded a second autopsy to discover the truth about what happened to her son as she and her daughter slept only a few feet away from him.
Smith decided to get a second opinion from a pathologist when the results of the first autopsy were made public. It was said that it was fairly uncommon for families to desire to employ their own pathologist in the event that the first pathologist had missed anything important.
Cyril Wecht, the forensic pathologist that Smith recruited, has previously carried out autopsy on a number of extraordinarily famous people, including Elvis Presley. It was said that he was the very best at doing autopsies, and people gave him a very high recommendation.
The findings of the autopsy that was conducted by Wecht were not disclosed to the general public. However, there were many who thought it odd that Daniel could have died in a facility that was full of people working in the medical field.
According to Smith’s friends, once she said goodbye to Daniel, she felt as if she had also said goodbye to a piece of herself. Because Daniel went away so shortly after Dannielynn, several of her friends joked that she felt as if she had exchanged children with Dannielynn.
Smith went dead in a manner similar to that of Daniel five months after Daniel’s unintentional overdose death. After that, Dannielynn was given the role of being her mother’s only heir to the estate. Five years prior to the birth of Dannielynn, Smith had already designated Daniel as the only heir.
In spite of this, a court concluded that Dannielynn was entitled to her mother’s fortune since Daniel had gone away before his mother. After that, he established a trust in her name and requested Larry Birkhead and Howard K. Stern, who was appointed as the executor of Smith’s will, to serve as co-trustees of the trust.
Despite the fact that Dannielynn did not have an easy start in life, Birkhead has made it his mission to ensure that she has had the most serene upbringing possible and is provided with all she needs to become a successful and self-sufficient young lady.
Dannielynn was the only focus of Birkhead’s lifelong devotion.
In the early years of Dannielynn’s existence, Birkhead was required to go through the process of getting a paternity test in order to establish his fatherhood. As soon as he was in possession of the evidence, he did all in his power to make certain that the little girl had the most privileged life conceivable.
Birkhead paid respect to Smith in an Instagram post that he published in February 2022. In the post, he claimed that he saw a little piece of Smith in their daughter on a regular basis. In addition to that, he said that Dannielynn has the same bravery as her mother.
Birkhead has also discussed the challenges that come with being a single parent to his daughter, knowing that Smith is no longer there to help. He came clean and said:
“We make the most of it, and I believe Dannielynn’s greatest days are yet to come. She’s got such a bright future in front of her, and I try every day to keep a little bit of the memory alive of her mom,” said Dannielynn’s grandmother.
Although Dannielynn and her family have spent the most of her childhood out of the public eye due to Birkhead’s unwavering commitment to her upbringing, they do make an exception for the Kentucky Derby each year. The father-daughter pair resides in Kentucky, and going to the event together has become something of a custom for them.
Birkhead gained some notoriety when the two were together, but now days he works as a photographer and also has some involvement in the real estate market. In this peaceful and wholesome setting, Dannielynn is able to reach her full potential as an adult.