Remembering Anna Nicole Smith's Life in Pictures on 10th Anniversary of Her Death

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Life in Texas

Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan on November 28, 1967, and was raised in Mexia, Texas. She was raised by her mother, Virgie Arthur, and aunt Kay Beall after her father, Donald Hogan, divorced her mother in November 1969. While working at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken restaurant in Mexia, a teenage Smith met cook Billy Wayne Smith, and the couple married in 1984 when she was 17 years old. They welcomed a son named Daniel in 1986 before separating a year later. (Above photo, from left: Anna Nicole Smith, Billy Wayne Smith, Daniel Smith, Virgie Arthur.)