Larry Birkhead offers inside look into raising Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn

Larry Birkhead Gets Candid on Raising Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn

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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Anna Nicole Smith, Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn through the years
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Anna Nicole Smith, Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn through the years
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead attend the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: Dannielynn Birkhead attends the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead attend the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead attends the 29th Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala on May 5, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead appear at The Barnstable Brown Gala on May 5, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Dannielynn Birkhead (L) and former model Larry Birkhead attend the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead arrive at the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Dannielynn Marshall (L) and Larry Birkhead attend the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Dannielynn Birkhead attends the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Dannielynn Birkhead (L) and Larry Birkhead attend the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03: Dannielynn Birkhead toasts with Moet & Chandon at the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03: Dannielynn and Larry Birkhead attend 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Larry Birkhead/Helio Castroneves' - The former boyfriend of deceased Playboy Playmate, Anna Nicole Smith, and three-time Indianapolis 500 champion, Helio Castroneves, are featured on 'Celebrity Wife Swap,' TUESDAY, MAY 27 (10:00- 11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Amber Sigman/ABC via Getty Images)
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Larry Birkhead and his daughter, Dannielynn, leave the red carpet before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 3, 2014. Birkhead is a former partner of American Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith. (Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT via Getty Images)
20/20 - The young daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead is following in her mom's modeling footsteps. Birkhead opens up to Deborah Roberts about his decision to let six-year-old Dannielynn model for Guess jeans. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) 
20/20 - The young daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead is following in her mom'€™s modeling footsteps. Birkhead opens up to Deborah Roberts about his decision to let six-year-old Dannielynn model for Guess jeans. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) 
Dannielynn Birkhead (the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith) gives her father, Larry Birkhead a kiss on the red carpet during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Larry Birkhead appears in front of images of himself and Anna Nicole Smith at Julien's Auctions annual summer sale at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino June 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The auction, which continues through Sunday, features 1,600 items from entertainers including Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith, Marilyn Monroe, Cher, Elvis Presley and Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Part of the proceeds from Smith's auction items will be used to help in the upbringing of Birkhead and Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Larry Birkhead attends Anna Nicole Smith auction press preview at Planet Hollywood Times Square on May 13, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
 Dannielynn Smith (Anna Nicole Smith's daughter) and Larry Birkhead arrive at the Launch celebration party for The Simpson's Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 17, 2008 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Dannielynn Smith (Anna Nicole Smith's daughter) and Larry Birkhead arrive at the Launch celebration party for The Simpson's Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 17, 2008 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Nassau, BAHAMAS: Former companions of Anna Nicole Smith, Larry Birkhead (L) and Howard K. Stern (R) stand outside as the coffin of Anna Nicole Smith leaves the Bahamas church 02 March 2007, as the former Playboy model headed to her final resting three weeks after her death. The private funeral ceremony followed bitter legal battles over custody of the body that in life had won Smith Playboy fame and a marriage to an 89-year-old billionaire. A throng of Bahamians, tourists and media crushed behind police barriers as the pink-laced white coffin was carried into the Mount Horeb Baptist Cathedral in Nassau Bahamas for a funeral ceremony closed to all but 300 invited guests.The church was reportedly filled with pink roses, and sources close to the funeral said Smith's body was clad in a gown and tiara. AFP PHOTO/ROBERT SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
ANNA NICOLE SMITH US actress in 2004
Nassau, BAHAMAS: Larry Birkhead (C), former companion of Anna Nicole Smith, stands outside as the coffin of Anna Nicole Smith leaves the Bahamas church 02 March 2007 as the former Playboy model headed to her final resting three weeks after her death. The private funeral ceremony followed bitter legal battles over custody of the body that in life had won Smith Playboy fame and a marriage to an 89-year-old billionaire. A throng of Bahamians, tourists and media crushed behind police barriers as the pink-laced white coffin was carried into the Mount Horeb Baptist Cathedral in Nassau Bahamas for a funeral ceremony closed to all but 300 invited guests.The church was reportedly filled with pink roses, and sources close to the funeral said Smith's body was clad in a gown and tiara. AFP PHOTO/ROBERT SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
BAHAMAS - FEBRUARY 25: Larry Birkhead, a former boyfriend of the late Anna Nicole Smith, gives a confident thumbs-up outside the Supreme Court in the Bahamas during the custody battle over Smith's baby daughter, Dannielynn. Birkhead claims, along with three other men, to be the father of her child., (Photo by John Roca/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
BAHAMAS - FEBRUARY 25: Larry Birkhead arrives with his lawyer, Debra Opri, outside Supreme Court in the Bahamas to begin the custody battle for the late Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter, Dannielynn. Birkhead claims, along with three other men, to be the father of her child., (Photo by John Roca/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
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May 01, 2010 - Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. - Larry Birkhead carried his daughter Dannielyn, daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith, at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday May 1, 2010. Photo by Charles Bertram (Credit Image: © Lexington Herald-Leader/ZUMApress.com)
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Sep 27, 2006; Washington, DC, USA; Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer has revealed he is the father of her baby daughter. Howard K. Stern has also said he and the former Playboy Playmate have already discussed getting married. Pictured: ANNA NICOLE SMITH walks into the United States Supreme Court with her lawyer HOWARD K. STERN in Washington D.C. on February 2, 2006. The high court agreed
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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."

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