Billie Lourd Covers Bonnie Raitt, Honors Mom Carrie Fisher & Grandmother Debbie Reynolds
Billie Lourd honored both her mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds today (Dec. 27), on the three-year anniversary of Fisher’s passing, by sharing a tender throwback picture of the three on Instagram along with a message for those who’ve also lost their loved ones.
“Sending my love to everyone who has lost someone they loved and is missing them a little extra today. I see you. It’s okay if everything ain’t all merry and bright. It can be a mix of all of it. And it’s all okay,” she wrote about mourning during the holiday season.
Lourd continued, “Feel all the feelings – the good and the not so good. Eat something delish they used to love. Put on one of their favorite songs. Tell a story about them. Cry about them. Call one of their friends you haven’t talked to in a while. Be kind and patient with yourself. Don’t grieve in silence. You’re not alone.”
But it wouldn’t be a proper family tribute from Lourd without song: She visited one of her mother’s favorite places — her green-tiled bathtub — for a “TakeYourBrokenHeartAndTurnItIntoArt Bathtub Session” with writing and producing duo The Moon Brothers (consisting of Dan Lotti and Mike Sivilli) to perform a stirring acoustic cover of Bonnie Raitt‘s “Angel From Montgomery.”
She used an uplifting Anne Lamott quote for the IGTV video’s caption: “You will lose someone you can’t live without and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly — that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
Check out Lourd’s visual and audible tributes below.