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Billie Lourd Writes Sweet Acceptance Speech for Carrie Fisher’s Disney Legends Award

Billie Lourd Writes Sweet Acceptance Speech for Carrie Fisher’s Disney Legends Award

American Horror Story actress Billie Lourd accepted the Disney Legends Award on behalf of her late mother, Carrie Fisher, Friday. While Billie couldn’t accept the award in-person at the D23 Expo in California, she penned a heartfelt speech.

“As far back as I can remember, my mom and I have been Disney fanatics,” the 24-year-old actress wrote, “I was so obsessed with Ariel that I wanted to change my name. We went to Disneyland so much that I now realize she might have even loved it more than I did.”

She went on to address how much the award would have meant to her mom, E! News reports.

“Becoming part of the Disney family was truly an amazing moment for her,” she continued, “She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream. I wish I could be there to accept this award on her behalf, but unfortunately, I am currently working on American Horror Story. I am beyond grateful to Mr. Iger and everyone at Disney for this incredible honor. Thank you again, and may the force be with you always.”

Billie has also paid tribute to her mother by appearing on her behalf at a Star Wars celebration, posting loving notes on social media, and spreading her wisdom.

Billie Lourd Pays Tribute To Her Mom at 'Star Wars' Event in Florida

Billie Lourd Pays Tribute To Her Mom at 'Star Wars' Event in Florida

Billie Lourd stepped out to speak about her late mom Carrie Fisher for the first time since her December 2016 death.

The 24-year-old actress hit the stage at a Star Wars celebration on Thursday (April 12) in Orlando, Florida.

“My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began,” Billie told the crowd (via People) while introducing a tribute video. “She was imperfect in many ways but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn’t ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable.”

She added, “She taught me by her own example, that the most evolved person is seemingly a contradiction — they are both the strongest and the most vulnerable person in the room. And that was her. That is Leia.”

Billie donned a white custom-made Tom Ford dress inspired by Princess Leia.

You can watch Carrie‘s tribute below:

Taylor Lautner Holds Hands with Girlfriend Billie Lourd on Date Night

Taylor Lautner Holds Hands with Girlfriend Billie Lourd on Date Night

Taylor Launter is joined by girlfriend Billie Lourd as they step out for a date night on Tuesday (February 21) in Los Angeles.

The Scream Queens co-stars held hands as they stepped out for a night out on the town together.

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The next day, Billie took to Instagram to share a cute throwback picture with her late mom Carrie Fisher.

Billie lost both her mother and grandmother Debbie Reynolds within two days of each other back in December. Since then, Billie‘s been leaning on Taylor.

See the sweet post below.

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Billie Lourd Shares Sweet Throwback Photo with Late Mom Carrie Fisher

Billie Lourd Shares Sweet Throwback Photo with Late Mom Carrie Fisher

Billie Lourd is slowly learning to move on after the loss of her mother Carrie Fisher.

The 24-year-old Scream Queens actress shared a sweet throwback photo of herself with her mom on Instagram.
“If my life weren’t funny then it would just be true and that is unacceptable” -Carrie Fisher. Finding the funny might take a while but I learned from the best and her voice will forever be in my head and in my heart,” Billie captioned the below photo on Instagram.

Last month, Billie lost her mother and grandmother Debbie Reynolds within a day of each other.

Billie has been leaning on rumored boyfriend Taylor Lautner during this difficult time.

Billie Lourd Receives Support from Taylor Lautner at Mom Carrie Fisher's Burial

Billie Lourd Receives Support from Taylor Lautner at Mom Carrie Fisher's Burial

Billie Lourd has had her rumored boyfriend, Scream Queens co-star Taylor Lautner, by her side for the past two weeks and he was there for emotional support at the funeral for her mom Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds.

The 24-year-old actress and her on-and-off-screen love joined other family members for the burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Friday morning (January 6) in Los Angeles.

We will not be posting photos of the family in mourning out of respect for those grieving.

Billie gave a speech at the private memorial service held at the family compound on Thursday. Meryl Streep gave a performance of her friend Carrie‘s favorite song “Happy Days Are Here Again” and many other celebs were there to pay their respects.

Billie Lourd's Stepfather Sends His Love After Loss of Her Mother & Grandmother

Billie Lourd's Stepfather Sends His Love After Loss of Her Mother & Grandmother

Billie Lourd has been receiving tons of love and support during this difficult time.

The 24-year-old actress lost her grandmother Debbie Reynolds just one day after her mother Carrie Fisher passed away.

Over the past few days, Billie‘s Scream Queens co-stars sent their love and support for her as her rumored boyfriend Taylor Lautner has been by her side.

Billie‘s stepfather Bruce Bozzi has taken to Instagram to share his love and support for his stepdaughter during this difficult time.

Billie‘s father Bryan Lourd and her late mother were together from 1991 to 1994 before splitting.

Bryan and Bruce married in New York City earlier this year.

Click inside to read Bruce’s message for Billie… More Here! »

Young Hollywood Sends Prayers To Billie Lourd After Grandmother Debbie Reynolds Dies A Day After Her Mother Carrie Fisher

Young Hollywood Sends Prayers To Billie Lourd After Grandmother Debbie Reynolds Dies A Day After Her Mother Carrie Fisher

All of our thoughts and prayers are with Billie Lourd and her family during this extremely difficult time.

Just a day after her mother, Carrie Fisher, passed away from cardiac arrest, her grandmother, Singin’ In The Rain star Debbie Reynolds, has also died from a stroke.

“NO!!! @DebbieReynolds1 stay strong!!! sending prayers and love to the Fisher and Lourd families in this difficult time,” Faking It‘s Katie Stevens shared on Twitter.

She continued, “I can’t believe it. Debbie Reynolds was such an inspiration to me. I used to watch Singing In The Rain on repeat.”

Liz Gillies added, “This is so devastating. I don’t even know.”

Click inside to see more of Young Hollywood’s prayers for Billie and her family… More Here! »

John Boyega's 'Heart is Heavy' Over Carrie Fisher's Death

John Boyega's 'Heart is Heavy' Over Carrie Fisher's Death

The world is in mourning following the death of legendary Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher and her Force Awakens co-star John Boyega has paid tribute to her in a new statement.

“My heart is heavy but I’m grateful that I got to know her. I’ll cherish the memories, conversations and her consistent support. Rest well,” the 24-year-old actor posted on Instagram with a cute photo of him and Carrie on the red carpet.

John, who played Finn in the movie, also shared a photo of him on stage with Carrie at Star Wars Celebration and captioned it with a simple heart emoji.

Make sure to read what Daisy Ridley said in her statement to remember the late great actress.