Following in her mom's footsteps, Melissa Rivers made sure to have a joke prepared when she made her first red carpet appearance since Joan Rivers' death. It's been two months since the world lost the comedic legend, but surely it must have still been hard for Melissa to face the crowd. Still, she managed to handle the situation with grace and humor. On Saturday, Melissa Rivers co-emceed Our Grief Support Center's annual gala. According to E!, the event raised over $640,000 to support grieving children and adults. As if that's not admirable in itself, Melissa addressed the crowd with a sense of humor, despite some tears.
She told the audience, "About seven weeks ago I lost my mother. And I feel like I'm in the Hair Club for Men ad. Not only am I the ambassador, but I'm a client too, now. It's a little awkward." After saying that, she laughed a little and added, "Does everyone know what the drag queen cry is? So you don't mess up your make-up, you have to lean over. So I'm crying like a drag queen." Ahh, crying like a drag queen. That line sounds exactly like something Joan would've said!
This isn't the first time Melissa used heartfelt humor in her mom's honor. When giving the eulogy at Joan's funeral, she chose to go the comedy route, sharing an excerpt from her upcoming book A Letter to My Mom. The selection was about Joan about living with her and despite her mother's frequent complaining, she adored her visits. Here's one of the best excerpts from the speech:
I love having you live with me, and I am grateful for every minute Cooper and I have with you. You are an inspiration. You are also 30 days late with the rent.
While the loss must be unimaginably difficult, Melissa continually shows how courageous and graceful she is, along with demonstrating that a good sense of humor must be genetic. Joan would be very proud!
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