According to his Instagram post, Dannielynn wore the same outfit that the multi-Grammy Award winner wore to the Barnstable gala nearly 20 years ago.
“It was purchased as a part of Janet’s @juliens_auctions benefitting charity. Ironically, Janet is expected to attend tonight,” Larry Birkhead’s post stated.
The Birkheads even got to meet Jackson during the gala.
“Janet was so gracious and complimentary of Dannielynn in her outfit,” he said in a separate Instagram post. “She made Dannielynn so happy and even graciously posed for a photo with us.”
A day later on the red carpet at the Kentucky Derby, The (Louisville) Courier Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, asked Dannielynn about that moment.
“It was really fun,” Dannielynn said. “She was incredibly nice.”
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Her dad also said he was going to take Dannielynn to her first Janet Jackson concert after the Derby.
Jackson also spoke to The Courier Journal about what keeps her coming back to the Barnstable Brown Derby Gala.
“It’s always been the people of Louisville. You have always been so sweet and so kind, ” the pop star shared. “And that’s so nice, especially when I am away from home and touring and tired. It’s always nice to have that down-home feel-good love. That’s something I’ve always gotten here in Kentucky.”