Anna Nicole Smith's baby daddy goes on Millionaire Matchmaker
Larry Birkhead is looking for love — and if you don't mind being surrounded by Anna Nicole Smith memorabilia, he could be the man for you.
The photographer, who is raising his daughter, Dannielynn, eight years after the death of her glamorous mother, enlisted the help of Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger to find love again — but he admits that whoever dates him will have to deal with a rather unusual situation.
Not only does Birkhead live with his daughter, his mother, his sister and her children, their luxurious home in Louisville, Kentucky, is dripping with reminders of Anna Nicole.
"I tried my best to keep Anna Nicole's memory alive for Dannielynn, so I have things throughout the house," he told Stanger as the camera panned over photos, paintings, dresses and other mementos of the larger-than-life Guess girl.
"It's been hard trying to find that balance of what's enough for Dannielynn to know her mom — and what's also the limit to where I can move on and put myself back out there and try to find love again."
Stanger said it's definitely time to let it go. "I'm worried that Larry lives in the past, but that's what I'm here for," she said. "I'm here to say, 'It's OK to get back in the water, so to speak.'"
Even Dannielynn wants him to move on. "Dannielynn is just now starting to push me out the door and say, 'Daddy you've got to go on dates, you've got to get out there.'"
But the poor guy is terrified; even Stanger admits this case is particularly intimidating. "I'm looking for a future mother of Anna Nicole's child. And you know that Anna Nicole is totally watching everything that we are doing."
So, will Birkhead find love after Anna Nicole? It looks promising: His blind date ended with a kiss and he said he speaks with the woman several times a week and is planning a trip out to Los Angeles to see her soon.