November 04, 2008 05:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Larry Birkhead will be showing off his parenting skills in a new reality TV show that will air in January 2009 and he says that Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott (who starred in the Oxygen reality series Inn Love) are to thank and convinced him to do the show by telling him, “Dean and I will support you. Why not? Your life is out there anyway,” he said.
Birkhead talked to ET and told them that it was only a matter of time before he did this kind of show, “My life in the last couple of years has been a reality show,” he said.
He also stated, “There’s been so many things out there that are not true, and there are so many things that I’ve taken a lot of beatings for and I haven’t set the record straight; nobody knows the true reality of how I live and what I go through.”
The show will air on E! in January 2009 and Birkhead will be followed as he runs the Smith’s business, homeschools his 18 year old nephew Justin who’s father died and now he resides with Birkhead, and of course raises Dannielynn.
“I’m changing diapers one minute, going to a basketball court the next, going to a concert – here, there, you know, stores – so it’s tough,” Birkhead says.
And fornow, Dannielynn is completely unaware of the past and the fact that she is without a mother.
“The thing I’m most proud of is she doesn’t know what’s going on; she’s just happy and worries about her toys and we just have the best time.
“The time is really about bouncing back and being happy and taking advantage of all the things we have, and not forgetting what we don’t have, but also just going forward,” he stated.