The Scream Queens actress lost both her mother and grandmother last week
Billie Lourd has spoken out for the first time since losing her mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds.
The actresses died within hours of each other last week, with Carrie, 60, passing away on 27 December and Debbie, 84, succumbing to a stroke the next day.
Sharing a childhood photo of herself with both family members, 24-year-old Billie wrote on Instagram: ‘❤👩👩👧❤ 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.’
It was revealed on Friday that Carrie and Debbie will be buried together at Hollywood Hills’ Forest Lawn Memorial Park, following a private joint funeral service.
Fans and celebrities alike have been paying tribute to the pair, with Carrie’s Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill penning a moving piece for the The Hollywood Reporter yesterday.
Mark, 65, wrote: ‘Carrie and I occupied a unique area in each other’s lives. It was like we were in a garage band together that somehow hit it huge. We had no idea the impact Star Wars would have on the world.
‘Part of what was so poignant about her was that she was vulnerable, that there was this glimmer of a little girl that was so appealing and it roused the protective nature in my personality. I’m grateful that we stayed friends and got to have this second act with the new movies.
‘I think it was reassuring to her that I was there, the same person, that she could trust me, as critical as we could sometimes be with each other. We ran the gamut over the years, where we were in love with each other, where we hated each other’s guts. “I’m not speaking to you, you’re such a judgmental, royal brat!” We went through it all. It’s like we were a family.’
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