Carrie Fisher daughter, Billie Lourd, has been in the news lately due to a family feud that has overshadowed her mother’s posthumous honor of receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The recent controversy began when it was revealed that Billie had not invited her late mother’s siblings to her Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony.
As Billie released a statement addressing the situation, saying that she had not invited them because they had “chosen to focus on their own interests instead of preserving Carrie’s legacy.”
Billie also recently revealed that she and her partner, Austen Rydell, tied the knot in a beachside wedding ceremony.
It was reported that she wore a princess-style dress for the occasion.
Billie is determined to carry on her mother’s legacy and gain the respect of all family members.
Despite any disagreements between them, it is clear that Billie loves and respects her mother deeply and will do whatever it takes to keep Carrie Fisher’s memory alive.
Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd’s relationship
Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd had a unique and special mother-daughter relationship. Fisher, the iconic actress best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, was an outspoken advocate for mental health and a passionate feminist.
She raised her daughter with these same values, instilling in her a strong sense of self-confidence and independence.
Billie Lourd, who is also an actress, has spoken openly about the close bond she shared with her mother.
She has said that Carrie was her “everything” and that their relationship was life-affirming. Despite their closeness, however, there were times when the two had strained relationships due to disagreements over certain issues.
Recently, Billie made a rare public statement about why she chose not to invite Carrie’s siblings to the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony honoring her late mother.
She explained that they have no relationship and that including them in such an important event would be inappropriate.
The situation between Billie and Carrie’s siblings has been further complicated by allegations from Todd Fisher (Carrie’s brother) that Billie is attempting to capitalize on his sister’s death for personal gain.
Billie has denied these claims, but it is clear that tensions are high between the two sides of the family.
It is heartbreaking to see this family feud play out in public after such a close relationship between Carrie and Billie during life.
Hopefully, they can find some way to reconcile their differences so they can honor Carrie’s memory together in peace.
Q: Who is Billie Lourd?
She starred as Chanel #3 in the Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens (2015-2016) and wowed audiences with her performances in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and Booksmart (2019).
And did you know? Billie is the daughter of the iconic actress Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia, from the original “Star Wars” flicks. Talk about a powerful legacy!
Q: Why did Billie Lourd not invite Carrie Fisher’s siblings to her Walk of Fame ceremony?
In a rare public statement, Billie Lourd confirmed that she had excluded Carrie Fisher’s siblings from her Walk of Fame ceremony due to “hurtful” actions they had taken, which she felt were “capitalizing on my mother’s death.”
Read Billie Lourd’s full statement below.
I have seen the postings and press release issued by my mother’s brother and sister. I apologize to anyone reading this for feeling the need to defend myself publicly from these family members. But unfortunately, because they publicly attacked me, I have to publicly respond. The truth is I did not invite them to this ceremony. They know why.
Days after my mom died, her brother and her sister chose to process their grief publicly and capitalize on my mother’s death, by doing multiple interviews and selling individual books for a lot of money, with my mom and my grandmother’s deaths as the subject. I found out they had done this through the press. They never consulted me or considered how this would affect our relationship. The truth of my mom’s very complicated relationship with her family is only known by me and those who were actually close to her. Though I recognize they have every right to do whatever they choose, their actions were very hurtful to me at the most difficult time in my life. I chose to and still choose to deal with her loss in a much different way.
The press release Todd Fisher gave to TMZ and the posting Joely Fisher placed on Instagram, once again confirms that my instincts were right. To be clear — there is no feud. We have no relationship. This was a conscious decision on my part to break a cycle with a way of life I want no part of for myself or my children.
The people who knew and loved my mom at Disney and Lucasfilm have made this star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to honor her legacy possible. This moment is about Carrie Fisher and all that she accomplished and what she meant to the world. I’m going to focus on that. May the 4th be with you.