Jamie Lee Curtis has proudly shared for the first time that her younger child is a transgender woman.
The Golden Globe-winning actress made the announcement — with her daughter’s permission — in a new cover interview with the AARP magazine, saying she and her husband Christopher Guest “watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby.”
Ruby, 25 years old, is one of two adopted children by Curtis & Guest. Guest is best known for his role as lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel on “This Is Spinal Tap.” Guest and Curtis had struggled with infertility. They also have a 34-year old daughter, Annie.
Curtis, whose film credits include “Halloween”, “Freaky Friday,” and “My Girl”, also revealed that Ruby, who works in computer gaming editing, plans to marry next year at a wedding “that I will officiate”. She did not provide any further information about the nuptials.
The 62-year old star spoke out about the possibility of becoming a grandparent in the future. The magazine is published by the nonprofit The American Association of Retired Persons.
Curtis shared a photo of her AARP magazine cover on Instagram on Thursday, telling her 3.3 million followers that she had plenty of reasons to smile.
“I rarely smile in photos. This is an old idea. “I couldn’t resist this shoot with @aarp @brianbowensmith, because I am SO HAPPY!” The caption was as follows:
Curtis, who has been an LGBTQ ally for many years, shared a Huffington Post article via Twitter in 2017: “Dear Trans Kids.” This is the letter we wish we could have written. “From a trans teacher.
She announced last year that she would be directing and starring as Sara Cunningham in a TV movie about her organization Free Mom Hugs. This group works to empower the LGBTQIA+ community by promoting visibility, education, and conversation.