Billie Lourd is paying tribute to her mom, Carrie Fisher, and grandma, Debbie Reynolds, with an emotional post ahead of their three year death anniversary. The “American Horror Story” actress shared a sweet throwback with them from her younger years on Christmas Eve and reminded fans that “it’s okay if everything ain’t all merry and bright.” Taking to Instagram late Tuesday evening, Billie Lourd shared the emotional message with her 1.3 million Instagram followers. In the childhood picture, her famous mother is seen holding her as her actress grandma looked on with pure joy.
Leveling with her fans, Billie Lourd captioned the sweet snap, “Happy holidays! (But also sad/emotional/weird/stressful holidays!) Sending my love to everyone who has lost someone they loved and is missing them a little extra today. I see you.” The “AHS” actress continued her message by stating, “It’s okay if everything ain’t all merry and bright. It can be a mix of all of it. And it’s all okay. Feel all the feelings – the good and the not so good.” She ended the heartfelt post by advising others to “eat something delish they used to love. Put on one of their favorite songs. Tell a story about them. Cry about them. Call one of their friends you haven’t talked to in a while.” Billie reminded them to “be kind and patient with yourself. Don’t grieve in silence. You’re not alone.”
It’s been three years since Billie Lourd said goodbye to her grandma and mom, who died one day after each other in 2016. Fischer passed away from a heart attack on December 27, 2016, just 6 days after her 60th birthday. Reynolds died the following day. Lourd’s grandma suffered a stroke and passed away on December 28, 2016. She was 84 years old. Just months ago, Billie Lourd landed her best role yet by playing her real-life grandma’s on-screen granddaughter in “Will & Grace.” Debbie Reynolds starred alongside Debra Messing as Grace’s mom, Bobbi Adler, in the original hit show. Messing was equally as excited for Lourd’s opportunity.