Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, clearly shares a special bond with her father, Larry Birkhead.
The 9-year-old lost her mother in February 2007 -- just five months after she was born -- and has been raised by her dad ever since he won custody shortly thereafter. In a piece for Steve Harvey's "Where Are They Now," Larry -- who met Anna Nicole in 2005 -- opens up his home to offer an inside look at his life as a single father, a role he calls a "non-stop whirlwind."
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"I make it as normal as I can," he shares. "She’s like any other kid. She goes to school with every other kid and she’s a girl scout."
Breaking down a bit, Larry adds that he wishes Anna Nicole could see how Dannielynn turned out. "She does things that I think her mom would be really proud of her for," he declares.
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Larry says he's tried to make the best of things since Anna Nicole died at age 39 of an accidental overdose. "Things could have turned out a lot different," he shares. "I think in a sad tale, this is kind of the happiest ending that you could have."
ET caught up with Larry in November and he couldn't stop gushing about his beautiful daughter. "I look at her and she's my everything," he said. "When I see how big she's become, I'm just so proud of her… She reminds me so much of her mom and as she gets older, and her features are changing, it's just like having a little miniature Anna Nicole running around in so many ways."