Dannielynn Birkhead looks just like her mom in the birthday tribute

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It’s been over 10 years since Anna Nicole Smith passed away, but her memory lives on through her daughter Dannielynn.

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The now 16-year-old looked just like her famous mom in a touching birthday tribute posted to Instagram by Smith’s former partner and lawyer Howard K. Stern.

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“Happy Birthday Dannielynn!!!,” Stern captioned the side-by-side photo of mother and daughter. 

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“I can’t believe it has been 16 years since you were born. 

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It seems like only yesterday I was holding you in my arms for the first time. 

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You have grown into such a beautiful and intelligent young woman. I am so proud of the person you have become.”

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“Your mom would be so proud of you too,” he continued. “I know she is watching over you and smiling down on you every day. I love you so much!!!

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View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dannielynn Birkhead (@dannielynnbirkhead)

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Smith passed away in 2007 at the age of 39 from an accidental drug overdose, just five months after giving birth to Dannielynn.

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Since then, Stern has been a father figure to the young girl, and has helped her stay out of the spotlight as much as possible.

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Since then, Stern has been a father figure to the young girl, and has helped her stay out of the spotlight as much as possible.