Billie Lourd suffered two major losses back-to-back in 2016. Her mother, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, died on December 27. Then, her grandmother and Carrie’s mother, Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds, passed away the following day, December 28.
On the five-year anniversary of Carrie’s death, Billie paid tribute to her by singing a cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Landslide.”
“I didn’t know who to be or what to do after my mom died,” Billie said. “I was afraid of changing because I had built my life around her. Then she was gone. And I had to rebuild my life without her. And it wasn’t (and still isn’t) easy. But time has made me bolder. I never stop missing her but I have gotten stronger with each passing year.“
The next day, Billie honored her late grandmother Debbie in another emotional post.
Billie’s tribute was sweet and simple. She shared an old photo that shows her as a toddler while Carrie and Debbie looked at her and smiled.
The caption contained a bunch of emojis, which seemingly reference the nickname Billie called her grandmother, “Abadaba.”
Billie has been incredibly open about her feelings following the deaths of her mother and grandmother. In 2017, she spoke with Ellen DeGeneres about how “surreal” it has been to live her life without them. Watch that interview below.
Our hearts go out to Billie now and always. Her mother and grandmother were so dearly loved.