Jamie Lee Curtis And Daughter Ruby Speak About Her Coming Out As Trans


Jamie Lee Curtis and her daughter Ruby are officially speaking out publicly together about Ruby coming out as trans. Ruby remembers the day she went to sit in the backyard of their Los Angeles home with mom Curtis and her husband Christopher Guest. She was going to tell them she was transgender.

“It was scary — just the sheer fact of telling them something about me they didn’t know,” Ruby tells PEOPLE. “It was intimidating — but I wasn’t worried. They had been so accepting of me my entire life.”


Jamie Lee Curtis’s daughter Ruby comes out as trans—and Curtis is eager to learn

However, the situation was so overwhelming that Ruby didn’t tell them. She left, but texted her mother afterwards. “I called her immediately,” Curtis remembers. “Needless to say there were some tears involved.” And although it’s been quite the adjustment period for all of them, Curtis calls herself “a grateful student” who’s eager to listen and learn.


RELATED: Jamie Lee Curtis’s 25-Year-Old Child Is Transgender

“It’s speaking a new language,” she says. “It’s learning new terminology and words. I am new at it. I am not someone who is pretending to know much about it. And I’m going to blow it, I’m going to make mistakes. I would like to try to avoid making big mistakes.”

She wants to do the best she can, both for her daughter and other trans people

18 January 2020 – Hollywood, California – Jamie Lee Curtis. At The 2020 SOC Lifetime Achievement Award held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Photo Credit: FS/AdMedia

Curtis also says that she’s learned a few things since the experience. “You slow your speech down a little. You become a little more mindful about what you’re saying. How you’re saying it. You still mess up, I’ve messed up today twice. We’re human.”

She continues, “But if one person reads this, sees a picture of Ruby and me and says, ‘I feel free to say this is who I am,’ then it’s worth it.” Curtis admits that both she and her husband mess up occasionally, especially with the use of pronouns, but that Ruby has been patient and gracious with them about it.

Ruby has been patient and helpful

HALLOWEEN KILLS, from left: Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andi Matichak, 2021. ph: Ryan Green / © Universal Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

In the same interview, Curtis has one thing to say to wrap it all up. “I’m not proselytizing, and I’m not trying to force-feed something to people. I’m simply saying, “This is our family’s experience. I am here to support Ruby. That is my job. Just as it is to care and love and support her older sister Annie in her journeys. I’m a grateful student. I’m learning so much from Ruby. The conversation is ongoing. But I want to know: How can I do this better?”

Ruby responds in the same interview: “You’ve done the most you can, and that’s all I want. Helping others is something everyone should do. I don’t think it’s only our household thing. It should be a human thing.”

RELATED: Cher’s Son, Chaz Bono, Is A Successful Transgender Actor Who Overcame Life’s Obstacles

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

Legendary Fitness Icon Richard Simmons Dies At 76

Richard Simmons died on July 13 at the age of 76. Simmons had been found…

3 hours ago

Kevin Bacon Wore Elaborate Disguise To Spend The Day As Average Person

Through just six steps, anyone in Hollywood is linked to Kevin Bacon in some way…

14 hours ago

‘Jaws’ Deleted Scene Was A Gory Sight Of A Child Being Eaten

Steven Speilberg’s 1975 release of Jaws introduced the franchise’s fans to a terrifying world of…

1 day ago

‘Knots Landing’ And ‘General Hospital’ Star Doug Sheehan Dies At Age 75

On June 29, Doug Sheehan passed away at the age of 75. He died peacefully…

1 day ago

Inside Shelley Duvall’s Tumultuous Experience Filming ‘The Shining’

The late Shelley Duvall is mostly remembered by fans for playing Wendy Torrance in director…

1 day ago

Prior To Her Death, Shelley Duvall Had “So Much Fun” In 2023 Acting Comeback

Bolstered by director Robert Altman, Shelley Duvall exploded onto the scene in the '70s, earning…

1 day ago