Billie Lourd feels bad for telling her mom to wear a bra, she doesn’t wear one now either

Billie Lourd went through so much when her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, passed within a day of each other in December, 2016. Billie was just 24 at the time and I can’t imagine what that must have been like for her. Billie, now 29, has a 20-month-old daughter with her husband, Austen Rydell, whom she married in a destination beach wedding in March. Billie has a new interview with People about her life as a mom. Although they only have a few quotes from her I could relate and wanted to talk about it.

“I used to get mad at my mom for not wearing a bra. And now I sometimes don’t have the energy to put on a bra,” Lourd said.

“I’m thinking about my old self yelling at my mom about that and I’m like, ‘Man, she was probably just tired and didn’t feel like putting on a bra! Why was I hating on her for it!?'” the actress added…

“It’s exhausting being a mom,” she said. “Sometimes you can’t even put on a sock. I go full robe most days. The fact that I have a dress on right now is a rarity…”

“I love acting. Acting is my passion and I adore it and there’s something about working hard and staying busy that I am addicted to,” she said. “But I definitely work to live, not live to work. And now that I’ve become a mom, it’s the most important thing in my life. He’s the most important thing so I really take jobs that are going to allow me to be around him as much as possible.”

[From People]

My mom doesn’t wear a bra either and I used to make fun of her too! I remember once when my aunt was staying over and the two of them came to breakfast in practically the same white polo shirt with no bra, it was adorable. I couldn’t relate until after the pandemic, when I realized the joy of going braless. Unless it’s a special event or night out I don’t wear one now. I will put on a sports bra if I’m going to the store. I’m small-chested though and can get away with that. I can imagine Carrie hearing her daughter admit she was wrong and saying “you know I was right” to Billie as she looks over the top of her glasses.

Also this line rang so true, “there’s something about working hard and staying busy that I am addicted to.” I’ve always been like that and have loved staying busy, making lists for myself and getting things done. It’s hard for me to relax though and I would imagine Billie is the same. It sounds like she needs a little me time as a new mom.

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Carrie Fisher was such a fabulous person. I’m about to call my mom.
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  1. Snark says:

    I loved Billie in Booksmart and had no idea she was Carrie Fisher’s daughter until I looked her up. She’s great!

  2. Twin Falls says:

    I can relate to being an out of touch teenager with my mom.

    I cannot relate to being addicted to being busy. I love to not be busy. My favorite parts of the day are early morning when I’m the only one awake and I don’t have to do anything for anyone else just yet and evenings after dinner and I can relax and hang out with my kids.

  3. HufflepuffLizLemon says:

    For those of you who hate bras (like meeeeee), Negative Underwear has been a godsend. They go up to G sizes, and they’re super comfortable AND sexy.
    I hate that Carrie isn’t with us anymore, can you imagine her as a grandmother? The idea of it gives me joy.

    • Liz Version 700 says:

      I am going to look up that brand now. I spent the pandemic in bralettes candy I refuse to go ack! I miss Carrie Fisher so much

    • Blithe says:

      I came for the fashion and the gossip — and I unexpectedly got a bra recommendation! Thanks so much HufflepuffLizLemon! These look great!

    • dawnchild says:

      ooh thanks for the rec!
      It seems pricey but am willing to try out if it’s recommended

    • Erin says:

      So expensive, but I want to try it so badly.

  4. Ameerah says:

    If I’m in my house I do not wear a bra. I was already getting rid of all my underwire bras when the panorama hit and I swapped them out for soft bralettes for when I go out. I have a larger chest and always wear one when I go out and I’ve realized I will need to start buying some more substantial bras. And I’m bummed about.

  5. Mia4s says:

    The current discourse and insanity of our world could have used Carrie!! Needs some Carrie!! It makes me mad sometimes. Genuinely glad Billie seems to be doing well.

    Just a small correction in the first paragraph @Celebitchy, Billie has a son not a daughter. 🙂

  6. AA says:

    I wish I could go braless (DDD here). I have started wearing more “stretchy” stuff if I go out casually but sometimes I feel like I have to wear a “real” bra or I look gross. (Social conditioning?) I’m all for braless at home though and I love Debbie, Carrie, Billie and everyone involved in this post.

  7. Mimi says:

    Ugh I miss Carrie fisher so much! I never wear a bra at home and mostly just wear sports bra out 🤷 also fyi Billie has a son not a daughter

  8. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I wish society would stop obsessing over women’s breasts. Women shouldn’t be pressure to wear an uncomfortable bra if they don’t want to. And although I criticize the british royal family a lot (about other things), I still cringe when people comment that the queen or Camilla should “wear a better bra.” Like, WHY? A woman in her mid-90s has sagging breasts, SO WHAT? Why make her wear a push-up bra if she doesn’t want to, because her breasts “HAVE” to conform to some ideal? It’s ridiculous, and anti-woman.

  9. Su says:

    If you’re looking for affordable comfort in underwear,Uniqlo is great! Their airism seamless underwear is sooo comfortable and their 3D wireless bra gives lift and comfort. I hate wearing bras but I’m a DD and over 50 so some lift just makes me feel happy.

  10. AmB says:

    Aww, now I gotta go read Carrie’s novel “Delusions of Grandma” again. Which will be great, because I read it so long ago I couldn’t possibly relate the way I will now. (I don’t have kids, I’ve just lived more life.)