The world recently lost its favorite mother-daughter duo, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, barely 24 hours apart of one another. But, no one’s pain remotely compares to actress Billie Lourd’s after losing her two biggest role models and loved ones.
Lourd’s mother, Fisher died on December 27 after suffering a heart attack days prior on a flight from London to Los Angeles. On December 28, her grandmother, Reynolds passed away due to a stroke.
The Scream Queens star took to Instagram on Monday to speak for the first time about their deaths. “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,” she 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.”
The 24-year-old included an old photo with her legendary mother and grandmother.
Just a few weeks ago, the actress made an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, admitting Fisher and Reynolds tried to shield her from pursing an acting career given they knew the ins and outs of the business. Although she chose to go against their initial requests, Lourd’s mother and grandmother supported her work and were extremely proud of her accomplishments.
“She gets really upset when I get called ‘Carrie Fisher’s daughter,” Lourd told Meyers about her grandmother. “She wants people to call me ‘Debbie Reynolds’ granddaughter.’ It’s very offensive to her. She does not like to be cut out— not at all.”
Lourd’s Scream Queens co-stars, including Ariana Grande and boyfriend Taylor Lautner publicly showed their support once word of the devastating news got out.