'My Momby would have been 66 today': Billie Lourd shares heartbreaking message on Carrie Fisher's birthday

'My Momby would have been 66 today': Billie Lourd shares heartbreaking message on Carrie Fisher's birthday
Billie Lourd shared a heartfelt message on her late mother Carrie Fisher's 66th birthday (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA: Despite the fact that it has been over six years since the American actress Carrie Fisher passed away, her daughter Billie Lourd is learning that grieving doesn't follow a set path. The 30-year-old actress shared a touching tribute to her mother on Facebook on October 21, the day before Fisher would have been 66. She posted an old photo of herself as a young child standing next to her mother, who is hugging Lourd while squatting. She still treasures that genuine moment in life. Lourd struggled to find the right words to describe how she was feeling on another significant day without Fisher by her side.

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In 2016, Fisher died from a sudden cardiac arrest, and Debbie Reynolds, who was also famous, suffered a stroke and died the next day. As the only child of Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd, Billie Lourd has experienced a heartbreaking loss. Over the past six years, she has recounted her experience negotiating the difficulties of bereavement. She and her husband Austen Rydell are currently expecting their second child.

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Carrie Fisher with daughter Billie Lourd (Kevin Winter/Getty Images and praisethelourd/Instagram)
Carrie Fisher with daughter Billie Lourd (Kevin Winter/Getty Images and praisethelourd/Instagram)

“My Momby would have been 66 today,” she told her Instagram followers. “I woke up this morning feeling like I should write some longwise grief advice caption like I know what the f**k I’m talking about. But then I realized even after 6 years I still have no formula or map on what to do on days like these.” Being "an expert in grief" is practically impossible, according to Lourd, because "it is forever changing - the ultimate shapeshifter." The 'American Horror Story' actress even took a moment to crack a joke as she reassured her fans that "whatever you feel is okay" at difficult times. She concluded, "Sending my love to all the griefers out there (yet another Billie Lourd petition to make this a real word). "You are not alone." 

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This is not the first time since her mother's passing in 2016 that Lourd has paid tribute to her. Lourd married producer Austin Rydell in March, and she made sure Fisher was present for the wedding and all subsequent events. After they spoke with Fisher in 2014, Lourd learned that Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who created her off-the-shoulder Rodarte dress, were responsible. “When I started thinking about who I wanted to design my wedding dress, they were the first people who came to mind,” Lourd told Vogue. She also honored her mother by including a diamond in her engagement ring that was initially used by her father, Bryan Lourd, to pop the question. In addition, Lourd finished off her something borrowed—a ring that her mother had given to one of her closest friends—and something blue—a blue fire opal, her mother's favorite ring—with Fisher in mind.

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