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Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn celebrates her 17th birthday

And just like that, Anna Nicole Smiththe daughter of is 17 years old.

Dannielynn Birkhead celebrated her birthday on September 7 and received a sweet tribute from her father, Larry Birkhead.

“Happy 17th birthday Dannielynn!” the 50-year-old wrote on Instagram, alongside a montage of family videos and photos of the teenager, including two images with her late mother. “I’m so proud of you in every way. I wish you the best day of my life!”

Larry added, “You’re funny, insanely smart, pretty and pretty much everything I can imagine. Your mom would be so proud of you, I’m sure. Happy birthday! I love dad. By the way, when you asked me if you could live in my basement forever i said yes but i didn’t have the heart to tell you there is no basement in florida #Happy birthday.”

When Dannielynn was 5 months old, his mother died at age 39 of an accidental prescription drug overdose in a Florida hotel room in 2007, five months after her son. Daniel died at age 20 – for the same cause.