It’s been less than a week since the deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds and now a heartbroken Billie Lourd has broken her silence to share a heartbreakingly sweet photo and message of thanks with the world.
The Scream Queens actress lost her mother and then her grandmother within a day of each other. Her relationship with both women was extremely close and to lose them both must have been absolutely devastating for young Lourd.
Lourd shared the photo to Instagram which shows herself as a young girl sticking out her tongue while her mum and grandmother smile for the camera. The caption reads: “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. 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, days after going into cardiac arrest aboard a Los Angeles-bound flight from London. The following day, Reynolds died from a suspected stroke at 84 years old.
Just a few weeks before their deaths, Lourd spoke with late night TV host Seth Meyers to share some words about the intense family dynamic of being a part of 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 about 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 has been starring in the past two seasons of comedy Scream Queens and also made her film debut as Lieutenant Connix, opposite her mother’s Princess Leia, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.