Billie Lourd and fiancé Austen Rydell's love story: How the pair welcomed surprise Star Wars baby in Covid-19

Billie Lourd and fiancé Austen Rydell's love story: How the pair welcomed surprise Star Wars baby in Covid-19
Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell (Getty Images)

Two tiny feet. Yes, that's what popped up on our Instagram feeds and left us astonished. Billie Catherine Lourd just surprised the world after posting an adorable photo of her baby as her Instagram caption read: "Introducing: Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell." The 28-year-old actress — known for her stints in Fox's 'Scream Queens' and 'Booksmart' — became the talk of the town as she welcomed her child with fiancé Austen Rydell.

The little one — who is the grandson of the 'Star Wars' actress Carrie Fisher — wore a cute Star Wars-inspired solar system onesie and was wrapped in a blue and white fuzzy blanket. His middle name is of course in tribute to Billie's late mother who died in 2016. Daily Mail confirmed the news with the actress's representatives. Billie's uncle, Todd Fisher, confirmed the news to E! News. "I was very touched Billie chose to honor her mother by naming her son Kingston Fisher. It was very unexpected," he exclusively told the outlet. "Billie has been known as Billie Lourd her whole life. It is a very loving thing to give that homage back to Carrie."

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As per the same report, the new mom handled her hush-hush pregnancy well amid the Covid-19 crisis and her extended family are looking forward to visit the little one soon. 

Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell (Getty Images)
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Within minutes, the photo went viral and attracted more 100,000 likes. Soon, both Instagram and Twitter were buzzing with congratulatory messages. Actor Cody Fern wrote: "The sneak attack," and actress Jamie Lee Curtis wrote: "WAIT WHAT???" Nico Hiraga said, "YOURE S***TTTTTING ME," and Andy Cohen posted, "Can’t wait to meet him. #PeakFam." What's more, Billy Eichner commented: "OMGGGGG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Several fans too couldn't help but express their shock. "BILLIE LOURD HAD A BABY?????? CARRIE AND DEBBIE WOULD BE SO HAPPY FOR HER," one tweet read. Another said, "Did Billie Lourd just give birth or was I hallucinating that?" Many couldn't believe she was pregnant all this time. "Wait a minute! Hold up! Billie Lourd was pregnant this whole time!" one tweet read and another said, "Billie Lourd was pregnant? How many years have I been trapped in my apartment?"

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Billie Lourd and Austin Rydell's love story

Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell's romance first sparked in 2016. As per People, the two stars briefly dated but split soon. Their relationship was rekindled the following year. Back in 2017, reports claim that the two got back together after Lourd split with her former 'Scream Queens' costar, Taylor Lautner. The two stars were spotted kissing outside a hotel in Palm Springs in October 2017. On the death anniversary of her mother later that year, Rydell was a part of a family trip to Norway.

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That wasn't the only vacation that the couple shared in public. In February 2018, Lourd posted a picture of them at California’s Disneyland where the two could be seen twinning in red. The pair also spent a romantic weekend in Tokyo, Japan, as they could be seen with arms around each other in pictures from the trip where the two were surrounded by cherry blossoms.

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Well, that's not all. The couple also celebrated Rydell's birthday with a 24-hour surprise trip to Las Vegas. "This king just surprised me with a 24 hour trip to Vegas and it’s safe to say I’m obsessed (with) him,” the actress wrote back then. 

Finally, in 2020, Lourd and Rydell announced their engagement on Instagram after more than four years of dating. "She said YES!! (Actually she said 'Duhhh') But I guess that’s even better than yes?!?" Rydell captioned a series of photos from their relationship on Instagram. 

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