“I want to get out there and Dannielynn has been pushing me out the door trying to get me to go on dates now for a couple of years,” the single father confessed on .
Anna Nicole Smith’s Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead All Grown Up, Attends Kentucky Derby with Father Larry The gorgeous 7-year-old’s mother, Anna Nicole Smith, passed away when she was only a few months old—but she’s warming up to the idea of a “substitute mother”—especially after she and her dad taped .
Two years later, Smith shared the news that she was pregnant. " Birkhead says the immediate joy over the pregnancy was short-lived, ultimately leading to arguments.
"She was a diet pill spokesperson, so the fact that she was pregnant was supposed to be a big secret because there's not that many markets for a pregnant diet pill spokesperson," he says.
"So that created some tension."On February 8, 2007, Birkhead learned with the rest of the world that Smith died of a drug overdose.
"My daughter is an infomercial queen just like her mom -- her mom would shop on the Home Shopping Network and all these things," Birkhead says.
"So there's a lot of funny ways they're alike," he says.
Right now, there’s only one woman in Larry Birkhead’s life—his daughter, Dannielynn.But, if it were up to her, he’d be changing that ASAP.In the above video, he describes watching the news unfold as he sat in a dentist chair, saying he first thought her collapse in a Florida hotel was a "publicity stunt." He grows emotional as he describes realizing it was real. Stern as Dannielynn's father on the birth certificate, Birkhead says he never had any doubt he was actually the girl's biological dad.A paternity test proved Birkhead was indeed the father and he was awarded full custody.Today, Birkhead is raising 6-year-old Dannielynn as a single father."She's in school here, in Girl Scouts, and doing all the things that normal kids do," Birkhead says. She's funny, she's fearless, she's curious."He says he's already seeing ways Dannielynn is taking after her famous mother.