From starring on The Anna Nicole Show on the E! Network, to appearing in an early Kanye West music video, to rocking her wedding dress at her husband’s funeral – Anna Nicole Smith’s life was certainly full of surprises, and she was definitely always keeping Us on our toes.
On Friday, February 10, 20/20’s Anna Nicole Smith: Beauty Lost offered a look back at the late supermodel, hearing from Larry Birkhead and seeing their daughter, Dannielynn, as an average 10-year-old in Kentucky.
Anna – who died in February 2007 at age 39 from a drug overdose – announced her pregnancy to the world via home video.
Anna eventually sold the footage to Entertainment Tonight for a million dollars, and that was how Larry witnessed Anna give birth to their daughter for the first time.
While visiting Anna Nicole in the Bahamas, Anna’s son from her first marriage, Daniel, died of an accidental overdose while sleeping next to his mom.
Larry recalled at Daniel’s funeral that Anna tried to climb into the casket, and she told friends she saw clouds that were in the shape of her son.
A family friend told the girl that Anna Nicole would send butterflies to chase her around, so Dannielynn lets the butterfly come out of her pencil and fly on the paper with its “Wings of love.”
The only thing he wasn’t able to allow himself to put away are the clothes Anna once picked out for a daughter, long before Dannielynn was even a reality.
“She went from city to city, as far back as the ’90s, and she would collect outfits from all these road trips and hope that one day she could dress her in all these frilly outfits.” He keeps them all in Dannielynn’s closet, as a nod to Anna Nicole’s memory.