Billie Lourd is gearing as much as rejoice her late mother, Carrie Fisher, on Might 4 because the latter receives a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame. Carrie died on Dec. 27, 2016, at age 60, and at some point later, her mom (Lourd’s grandmother), Debbie Reynolds, died at age 84. Forward of Carrie’s massive day, Lourd revealed why her mom’s siblings — Todd, Joely, and Tricia Leigh Fisher — aren’t invited to the ceremony.
In an announcement to The Hollywood Reporter on Might 3, Lourd mentioned the trio usually are not invited and “they know why.” She mentioned partially, “Days after my mother died, her brother and her sister selected to course of their grief publicly and capitalize on my mom’s dying, by doing a number of interviews and promoting particular person books for some huge cash, with my mother and my grandmother’s deaths as the topic.”
Lourd continued, “I discovered that they had performed this by means of the press. They by no means consulted me or thought of how this might have an effect on our relationship. Although I acknowledge they’ve each proper to do no matter they select, their actions have been very hurtful to me on the most tough time in my life. I selected to and nonetheless select to take care of her loss in a a lot totally different manner.” She additionally mentioned she was solely talking out now due to the statements the trio have made.
Lourd added that she has “no relationship” with Todd, Tricia Leigh, or Joely, however there may be “no feud” between them. “This was a acutely aware choice on my half to interrupt a cycle with a lifestyle I would like no a part of for myself or my kids,” concluded Lourd, who welcomed her second little one with husband Austen Rydell in December 2022. Reps for Lourd didn’t instantly reply to POPSUGAR’s request for remark.
Todd spoke out about his exclusion from Carrie’s ceremony in a Might 2 assertion to TMZ, saying, “It is heartbreaking and stunning to me that I used to be deliberately omitted from attending this essential legacy occasion for my sister, Carrie.” He added that he and Carrie have been very shut, making the omission “extraordinarily hurtful and distressing.”
In one other assertion shared with The Wrap on Might 3, Todd responded to Lourd’s feedback, saying partially, “We made each try to talk with Billie’s workforce concerning the invitation prior to creating any public feedback. Preserving the deal with Carrie Fisher, let’s put our variations apart for the hour lengthy ceremony and transfer on from there.” He added, “I used to be advised it was a no go and why would I wish to heighten stage of emotion for his niece, going additional to say if I confirmed up, she wouldn’t.” Todd additionally claimed he “by no means capitalized” on his sister’s and mom’s deaths. He additionally didn’t instantly reply to POPSUGAR’s request for remark.
A day earlier, on Might 2, Joely and Tricia Leigh issued a joint assertion on the previous’s Instagram web page and wrote, “For some weird, misguided motive our niece has chosen to not embody us on this epic second in our sister’s profession.” They added that they thought Carrie would need everybody to be collectively. POPSUGAR reached out to reps for the 2 however didn’t obtain any speedy response.
Along with Lourd, Carrie’s Stroll of Fame ceremony visitors embody her Star Wars costar Mark Hamill. The occasion is being held on Might 4 in honor of Star Wars Day. Lourd was Carrie’s solely little one, whom she shared with ex-husband Bryan Lourd.