One year after Anna Nicole Smith’s tragic death, Larry Birkhead and 17-month-old daughter Dannielynn returned to Nassau, Bahamas, to visit the graves of her mother and late brother, Daniel.
Dannielynn placed a pink toy turtle on Anna Nicole’s unmarked plot and whispered, “Mama.”
“It’s tough,” Larry says in an interview, airing tonight on Entertainment Tonight. “Even though Dannielynn doesn’t understand, it was important for us to come. One day I can tell her that we went to visit her mom.”
Larry says the gravesites are unmarked because “a rough draft came back with a sketch of a picture I didn’t care for.
“I could just hear her hitting me over the head saying, ‘Why did you let that picture go down!?'” he added.
He says he is still at work on the design which will be “so grand and big. It’s going to encompass Daniel’s stone too.”
Though he wishes their burials were closer to home, he says he is leaving the decision to relocate them up “to Dannielynn when she’s older.
Still, he says he makes sure he reminds Dannielynn of her mother and brother every day.
“I keep a lot of memories around,” he tells ET. “I quiz her and she knows Mama. I say, ‘Where’s Mama?’ and she’ll give Mama a kiss on the picture.”