June 6, 2023

Larry Birkhead, the daddy of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn, is strongly criticizing the brand new documentary about Anna’s life, Anna Nicole SmithYou Don’t Know Me, which premiered on Netflix not too long ago.

Larry, who has been single-handedly elevating Dannielynn since Smith’s tragic loss of life in 2007, declined to take part within the movie, calling it a “cesspool”.

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Dannilynn and Larry’s most up-to-date outing was to the Kentucky Derby

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“We declined to take part as I didn’t need my daughter in an overwhelmingly poorly reviewed cesspool of a venture about her Mom, the place some individuals had been allowed to invent issues and rewrite historical past,” he informed Leisure Tonight. 

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Anna with Larry

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“Anna really deserved higher and that day will come.”

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Larry and Dannielynn attend the Kentucky Derby yearly

The documentary was directed by Ursula Macfarlane and described by Netflix as a “humanizing examination of the life, loss of life and secrets and techniques of Vickie Lynn Hogan — higher generally known as a mannequin and actress Anna Nicole Smith.” 

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Ursula confirmed that she had reached out to Larry as an integral a part of Smith’s life, however they might not come to an settlement relating to his participation. 

Netflix has not offered additional feedback following Larry’s assertion.

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Larry together with his daughter when she was youthful

Larry, a contract superstar photographer, met Anna Nicole at a Kentucky Derby gala in Might 2003. 

The Netflix movie presents Larry in a lower than beneficial mild, with varied claims made by Anna’s associates and different contributors within the documentary.

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Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead

Kevin Smith, a tabloid journalist, urged that Larry used his relationship with Anna to his benefit. 

“As quickly as he met Anna Nicole Smith, the lightbulb went off above his head,” he said within the movie, implying that Larry noticed the monetary potential of their relationship.

Mitchell Olson, former Survivor contestant and a buddy of Anna, claimed the connection appeared transactional, alleging Larry was keen to father Anna’s youngster then transfer on.

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Larry together with his household

The Netflix movie additionally delves into the tumultuous time following the beginning of Anna’s daughter, with Anna Nicole making conflicting statements about who the true father of her youngster was. 

In the end, a DNA take a look at proved that Larry was certainly the daddy. It is unclear why Larry declined to take part within the documentary. 

Larry has beforehand mentioned his advanced relationship with Anna. Regardless of the difficult circumstances, Larry continues to talk positively about his former lover, sustaining a loving narrative for his or her daughter. 

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Anna Nicole Smith tragically died

Commemorating the anniversary of Anna Nicole’s loss of life final 12 months, he took to social media, describing his ex as “really certainly one of a sort.”

Right this moment, Larry, now an actual property investor, and Dannielynn make a uncommon public look annually on the similar Kentucky Derby get together the place he and Smith first met. 

Dannielynn, now 16, is primarily centered on her research and associates, and has proven little interest in following her mom’s footsteps into modeling.

Regardless of the controversy surrounding the documentary, Larry stays steadfast in his mission to guard his daughter and uphold the constructive reminiscence of Anna Nicole Smith.

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