Jamie Lee Curtis feels “wonder and pride” for trans daughter

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Jamie Lee Curtis Says Her Youngest Child Is Trans, Has Watched Her Daughter Transition With “Pride”

Hollywood Reporter 29 July, 2021 - 04:19pm

The 'Halloween' and 'Knives Out' actress shared the news that her youngest child has transitioned and is expected to be married next year, in a recent interview with AARP magazine.

By Abbey White

Jamie Lee Curtis’ youngest child with husband Christoper Guest has transitioned.

The Knives Out and Halloween actress proudly shared the news with her daughter Ruby’s permission in a new interview with AARP magazine. The wide-ranging conversation touches on the philanthropist, actor and author’s “great mental migration” that started in her 50s after raising her two children into adulthood, overcoming drug addiction and “doing a whole lot of reading.”

Describing this point in her life as one of “shedding,” Curtis told the magazine that in addition to other things she’s letting go of, like “vampire” friendships, she’s also ditched one of the biggest and oldest ideas: that gender is fixed. That’s when she shared that her daughter Ruby, a 25-year-old computer gaming editor, had transitioned.

Curtis said that she and Guest “have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby” before announcing that Ruby also has plans to marry her fiance. “She and her fiance will get married next year at a wedding that I will officiate,” Curtis said.

Ruby is the second of two children with Guest, her partner of more than 35 years. Her oldest, Annie, is 34 and married.

During the interview, Curtis also spoke about her marriage to Guest, who she called her “one and only.” The actress shared that on their 35th wedding anniversary, she had written him a song. The lyrics, which included the chorus of “I feel safe when I drive up and see that you are home,” celebrate how Guest continues to make her feel after so many years.

“That’s the long marriage,” Curtis said, elaborating on the lyrics. “It’s the safety of knowing his car is in the garage, that I’m not alone, and that he’s here.”

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Jamie Lee Curtis Says People Should 'Live a Present Life' as She Celebrates 22 Years of Sobriety

Yahoo Entertainment 29 July, 2021 - 08:22am

Jamie Lee Curtis is loving life and celebrating her sobriety!

While chatting with AARP The Magazine for their August/September 2021 issue, the 62-year-old actress opened up about her sobriety journey and provided advice for others looking to overcome addiction.

Detailing how her sobriety has lasted over two decades, the Knives Out star told the outlet, "I've been sober 22 years, off of an alcohol and pain pill addiction."

"The process of being a sober person puts you in the one day at a time mentality," she continued, before sharing some words of wisdom for others.

"Try to forget about the past, because you can't do anything about it anyway," she said. "And try to live a present life."

Curtis has a family history of addiction. Her father, actor Tony Curtis, struggled with alcohol, cocaine and heroin addiction, while her half-brother, Nicholas Curtis, died from a heroin overdose in 1994.

In 2018, the actress opened up to PEOPLE about her 10-year opioid addiction, sharing that she was first prescribed opiates in 1989 after minor plastic surgery "for my hereditary puffy eyes."

According to Curtis, she spent the next decade getting painkillers any way she could — even stealing pills from friends and family, including her older sister Kelly, who was the first person to find out about her addiction in 1998.

Michael Tullberg/Getty Jamie Lee Curtis

"I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic," Curtis said. "I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one."

Curtis attended her first recovery meeting in February 1999. She told her husband of 36 years, actor-director Christopher Guest, about her addiction that day.

"I'm breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family," Curtis told PEOPLE. "Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment … bigger than my husband, bigger than both of my children and bigger than any work, success, failure. Anything."

Earlier this year, Curtis reflected on her past struggles with addiction in an Instagram post, writing alongside a throwback photo of herself holding a glass of alcohol, "A LONG time ago… In a galaxy far, far away… I was a young STAR at WAR with herself."

"I didn't know it then. I chased everything. I kept it hidden. I was as sick as my secrets," she continued, before showing her appreciation for those who've helped her to get sober.

"With God's grace and the support of MANY people who could relate to all the 'feelings' and a couple of sober angels...I've been able to stay sober, one day at a time, for 22 years," she wrote. "I was a high bottom, pun kind of intended, so the rare photo of me proudly drinking in a photo op is very useful to help me remember."

"To all those struggling and those who are on the path…MY HAND IN YOURS," Curtis added, referencing her charity.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Says People Should 'Live a Present Life' as She Celebrates 22 Years of Sobriety

UPROXX 29 July, 2021 - 08:22am

Jamie Lee Curtis is loving life and celebrating her sobriety!

While chatting with AARP The Magazine for their August/September 2021 issue, the 62-year-old actress opened up about her sobriety journey and provided advice for others looking to overcome addiction.

Detailing how her sobriety has lasted over two decades, the Knives Out star told the outlet, "I've been sober 22 years, off of an alcohol and pain pill addiction."

"The process of being a sober person puts you in the one day at a time mentality," she continued, before sharing some words of wisdom for others.

"Try to forget about the past, because you can't do anything about it anyway," she said. "And try to live a present life."

Curtis has a family history of addiction. Her father, actor Tony Curtis, struggled with alcohol, cocaine and heroin addiction, while her half-brother, Nicholas Curtis, died from a heroin overdose in 1994.

In 2018, the actress opened up to PEOPLE about her 10-year opioid addiction, sharing that she was first prescribed opiates in 1989 after minor plastic surgery "for my hereditary puffy eyes."

According to Curtis, she spent the next decade getting painkillers any way she could — even stealing pills from friends and family, including her older sister Kelly, who was the first person to find out about her addiction in 1998.

Michael Tullberg/Getty Jamie Lee Curtis

"I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic," Curtis said. "I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one."

Curtis attended her first recovery meeting in February 1999. She told her husband of 36 years, actor-director Christopher Guest, about her addiction that day.

"I'm breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family," Curtis told PEOPLE. "Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment … bigger than my husband, bigger than both of my children and bigger than any work, success, failure. Anything."

Earlier this year, Curtis reflected on her past struggles with addiction in an Instagram post, writing alongside a throwback photo of herself holding a glass of alcohol, "A LONG time ago… In a galaxy far, far away… I was a young STAR at WAR with herself."

"I didn't know it then. I chased everything. I kept it hidden. I was as sick as my secrets," she continued, before showing her appreciation for those who've helped her to get sober.

"With God's grace and the support of MANY people who could relate to all the 'feelings' and a couple of sober angels...I've been able to stay sober, one day at a time, for 22 years," she wrote. "I was a high bottom, pun kind of intended, so the rare photo of me proudly drinking in a photo op is very useful to help me remember."

"To all those struggling and those who are on the path…MY HAND IN YOURS," Curtis added, referencing her charity.

The "Knives Out" actress revealed in a story for AARP's magazine that her child, whom she shares with Christopher Guest, is a trans woman.

In a new interview, the big-screen star opens up about the “constant metamorphosis” of life off-screen.

The model posed in a series of photos while enjoying a private boat ride along the Amalfi Coast.

Her bold heels measured close to 6 inches in height.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones poses in a polka dot bikini on Instagram after speaking to The Sydney Morning Herald about becoming more confident with age.

Adam Driver, who has been openly shy about watching his on-screen performances, is taking on the world of fragrance in a bold new advertisement.

In March, Deem revealed that she had lost 90 lbs. after undergoing liposuction, a gastric sleeve procedure and a breast reduction in August 2020

The nine-time Grammy winner rocked a two-piece swimsuit with sparkling gems over the weekend

There are pieces from Carrie’s original wardrobe—the baguette, the belt, the second proposal Manolos—but there’s none of the oddness, none of the archness.

There are a few royal moments in history we wish we could have been a part of. Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s wedding and Prince William’s...

The model accessorized with a hat that featured three-dimensional plastic depictions of characters including Minnie Mouse and Squidward sitting atop the flat brim

Her husband caught every angle on camera.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were spotted yachting off Italy's Amalfi Coast, after they celebrated her 52nd birthday over the weekend in St. Tropez

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