Larry Birkhead is an American photographer and a reality TV personality who is recognized for his appearance on the shows; “Celebrity Wife Swap” and “Millionaire Matchmaker”. Birkhead is well known as the former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith, a Playboy magazine model, who died from an accidental overdose in February of 2007.
Birkhead gained media attention after he became the father of Anna’s daughter who was in a child custody battle that was covered extensively by the media. Besides, he is active on social media sites with over 53k followers on Instagram: @larryanddannielynn.
What is Larry Birkhead Famous for?
- Famous as a former boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith.
Where is Larry Birkhead From?
Larry Birkhead was born on January 22, 1973, in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. His birth name is Larry E. Birkhead. His nationality is American. Birkhead belongs to the White ethnicity while Aquarius is his zodiac sign.
Born as one of the 4 children to his parents; Larry L. Birkhead(father) and Nancy(mother), Larry grew up alongside his 2 sisters; Angela Heuser and Judy Birkhead, and his twin brother, Lewis in their hometown where he attended Doss High School.
Following his high school graduation in 1991, he joined the University of Louisville earning a degree in journalism. Soon after his graduation, he began working as a freelance photographer.
Larry Birkhead’s Career Highlights
- Larry Birkhead started his career as a freelance photographer working with several celebrities including Anna Nicole Smith.
- Following the death of Smith with whom he had a brief relationship, he came up into the limelight appearing in several shows including the television documentary, “Life After Anna Nicole: The Larry & Dannielynn Story”.
- He also appeared in an episode of ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” and appeared on “The Millionaire Matchmaker”.
- Along with his daughter, Dannielynn, he appeared in other shows including Еntеrtаіnmеnt Тоnіght, Іnѕіdе Еdіtіоn, Ассеѕѕ Ноllуwооd, Wеndу Wіllіаmѕ Ѕhоw, Ноllуwооd Меdіum wіth Туlеr Неnrу, RТL Теlеvіѕіоn, Ѕtеvе Наrvеу.
Larry Birkhead’s Dating and Relationship
Larry Birkhead had been in a relationship with the late Anna Nicole Smith. Smith was a popular American actress and model who gained fame following been featured as a cover model on the Playboy magazine. Larry met Anna during the year 2004 in the Trish Barnstable Brown Gala at a Kentucky Derby event, shortly after which they began dating each other.
Just a few months later, she became pregnant with a daughter, Dannielynn whom she gave birth to on September 7, 2006, in New Providence. Just a few months after the birth of her daughter, she died of a prescription drug overdose on February 8, 2007, following which a custody dispute arose between Birkhead and Howard K. Stern over the baby.
Stern and Birkhead claimed themselves to be the father of the child which was eventually won by Birkhead after a DNA sample was tested out. The court took custody away from Stern and Birkhead become the sole guardian of his daughter. Even after that Anna’s mother tried to win custody but the court ruled against her.
Since then, he has been raising his daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead, as a single parent.
Larry Birkhead’s Net Worth
Larry Birkhead has quite good earnings from his professional career as a photographer and a reality TV personality. Having his career started as a freelancer, Larry made up to appearing in shows as well following his relationship with Anna Nicole Smith.
Winning the custody over the only daughter of his and Anna, he also claimed some fortune including which he has an estimated net worth to be around $2.5 million.
Larry Birkhead’s Height
Larry Birkhead is a handsome man with a well-maintained body physique in his 40s. He stands tall with a height of 5ft. 11inch.(1.80 m) while his body weighs around 75kg(165 lbs). He has a fair complexion with brown hair and blue eyes.