Billie Lourd Breaks Silence, Mourns Mom Carrie Fisher & Grandmother Debbie Reynolds
Billie Lourd has broken her silence on the deaths of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, less than one week after the two legendary actresses passed.
Billie Lourd Breaks Silence, Mourns Mom Carrie Fisher And
Lourd, 24, who stars on the Fox horror-comedy series Scream Queens, took to Instagram on Monday morning to share a touching photo of her (as a little girl) with her mother and grandmother and a special caption:
“Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist,” the young actress wrote. “There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me.”
Fisher died at age 60 on Dec. 27 after suffering a heart attack four days earlier on a Los Angeles-bound flight from London. Reynolds, the star of Singin’ in the Rain (1952), died at age 84 one day later, on Dec. 28, of a stroke.
Lourd has long been vocal about her close relationship with her iconic mother and grandmother. Just a few weeks ago, the young thespian stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers and revealed details about their quirky family dynamic as three generations of actresses.
“First of all, she gets really upset when I get called ‘Carrie Fisher’s daughter.’ She wants people to call me ‘Debbie Reynolds’ granddaughter.’ It’s very offensive to her,” Lourd joked to Meyers of her grandmother. “She does not like to be cut out — not at all. She started it. It’s her fault [that I’m an actress.]”
Lourd, who has starred on Scream Queens for the past two seasons, made her film debut as Lieutenant Connix opposite her mother’s Princess Leia Organa in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Lourd accepted on her grandmother’s behalf in November 2015 when Reynolds was honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her tireless work for mental health causes throughout her career.
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Billie Lourd attends the 5th Annual Celebration of Dance Gala presented By The Dizzy Feet Foundation at Club Nokia on August 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Dizzy Feet Foundation)