Wed, 6 Jun, 2018
Carrie Fisher’s brother reveals her one big regret
Shortly before her death in December 2016, Carrie Fisher revealed for the first time in her memoir that she had a brief on-set affair with Star Wars co-star Harrison Ford.
Carrie’s brother, Todd, has now revealed in his new book, My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie, that Carrie rued the day she told the public about her three-month fling, which she detailed in her own autobiography, The Princess Diarist.
In the book, Todd writes that his and Carrie’s mother, Debbie Reynolds, didn’t know about Carrie’s affair with Ford when she was a single 19-year-old and he was a married 33-year-old father of two.
Todd says that Reynolds disapproved of both the affair and of Carrie’s decision to make it public.
Carrie eventually told Reynolds: “You’re right. I shouldn’t have told that story.”
At the time of her memoir’s release, Carrie describe their first intimate experience as clumsy.
"I was so inexperienced, but I trusted something about him. He was kind," she said.
"It was so intense," Fisher told People during an interview to promote the book.
"It was Han and Leia during the week, and Carrie and Harrison during the weekend."
Carrie died in December 2016 of cardiac arrest, with Debbie passing away just a day later.
In his book, Todd explains how he saw what happened: “The common theory about Mum’s passing was that, after losing Carrie, Debbie Reynolds died of a broken heart. Take it from the son who was there, who knew her better than anyone else on earth — that’s simply not true. Debbie Reynolds willed herself right off this planet to personally see to it that Carrie would never be alone.”