Billie Lourd, daughter to Carrie Fisher and granddaughter to Debbie Reynolds, is speaking out about why she declined to invite Fisher’s siblings to her post-humous Hollywood Walk of Fame induction.
“The truth is I did not invite them to this ceremony. They know why,” Lourd wrote. “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.”
Despite her anger towards her extended family, Lourd attested that there is “no feud”, because, “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.”
Fisher’s sister, Joely, posted a response on Instagram:
“This is something Carrie would have definitely wanted her siblings to be present for. The fact that her only brother and two sisters were intentionally and deliberately excluded is deeply shocking,” she said, in her post. “We have all been grieving the loss of our favorite human for some years now…we have given Billie the space to do that in her own way. We have been nothing but loving and open, consistently.”
Fisher’s brother, Todd, decided to reach out to TMZ to comment:
“It’s heartbreaking and shocking to me that I was intentionally omitted from attending this important legacy event for my sister Carrie. […] extremely hurtful and distressing as I was always a big part of everything my sister and mother did historically over their lifetimes.”