- Dannielynn and Larry Birkhead attended a Duran Duran concert for Father’s Day.
- The teenager has been “schooled” in good music since she was a baby, her dad said on Instagram.
- Dannielynn met ’80s icon Janet Jackson at the 2022 Kentucky Derby.
According to her dad Larry Birkhead, Anna Nicole Smith’s 16-year-old daughter Dannielynn got “schooled” on good music at a Duran Duran concert on Father’s Day.
“Having a great Father’s Day with Dannielynn at the @duranduran concert. I’ve been trying to school her on good music way back since she was a baby,” the photographer wrote in an Instagram post featuring a picture of him and his daughter on Sunday.
Birkhead joked that they arrived early to the show because “I’m old.” He also included a throwback photo of the duo sharing a pair of headphones when Dannielynn was younger.
The Duran Duran concert isn’t the Guess model’s first brush with ’80s pop royalty.
Dannielynn also met Janet Jackson at the 2022 Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala while she was wearing the same outfit that Jackson wore to the gala in 2003, E! News reported. Birklead said he bought it for his daughter during a charity auction.
The teenager wore the outfit to the Derby event to honor the “Rhythm Nation” singer, who performed in 2022 and 2003, the night that Birkhead first met Smith. He attends the event every year with Danielynn to honor his former lover.
Smith died in February 2007, months after Dannielynn’s birth, due to an accidental drug overdose.
Birkhead has worked to give Dannielynn glimpses into his mom’s life and legacy. In 2012, when she was six years old, Dannielynn did a modeling campaign for Guess, the same company that helped launch Smith to stardom in the early ’90s.
“Dannielynn has always looked up to her mom’s image and … I think that this is kind of Dannielynn’s way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way,” Birkhead said of his daughter’s campaign in an interview with “Good Morning America,” per ABC News.