Jamie Lee Curtis says her daughter is transgender and she is proud of her

Entertainment

CNN 30 July, 2021 - 09:01am 50 views

Are Jamie Lee Curtis children adopted?

The couple have two adopted daughters: one born in 1986 and another born in 1996. wikipedia.orgJamie Lee Curtis

As part of the intimate profile, Curtis describes her life as a constant "metamorphosis," letting go of "old ideas" and embracing change. Thus, she describes watching with her husband Christopher Guest "in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby." Curtis told the magazine Ruby is a computer gaming editor who will be marrying her fiance next year, and that Curtis will officiate the wedding.

Curtis' comfort and celebration of her daughter Ruby's transgender identity should obviously be standard for parents, who shouldn't be lauded for the bare minimum of loving their children as they are. Curtis' openness about her child's experience coming out — with her permission — also comes at a time of increasing visibility for trans actors and public figures, from Elliot Page of "The Umbrella Academy," to Mj Rodriguez, fresh off her Emmy nominations for "Pose."

Curtis herself is one of several parents who have publicly celebrated and supported their trans and LGBTQ children, from former NBA star Dwyane Wade and model Gabrielle Union and their daughter Zaya, to "Sex and the City" star and former New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and her son Samuel Joseph Mozes.

Both of Curtis' children, Ruby and Annie, 34, a dance instructor, lead relatively private lives compared with their mother. Curtis didn't have too much to say about either of her children other than the excitement around Ruby's forthcoming wedding, but she did express "hope" for grandchildren.

Other fun takeaways from the actor's profile include the recounting of her love story with her husband, Guest, which includes a chance encounter at a restaurant shortly after Curtis' amicable breakup with her ex. They went on their first date in July 1984, and Curtis told the magazine "by August 8, when he left to tape a year of 'Saturday Night Live' in New York City, we'd fallen in love."

At the time of Curtis' interview with AARP Magazine, she was just about to leave to film "Borderlands," which wrapped filming last month but remains without a release date. She'll star alongside Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart in the screenplay adaptation of the popular video game set on the fictional planet of Pandora.

Kylie Cheung is a staff writer at Salon covering culture. She is also the author of "A Woman's Place," a collection of feminist essays. You can follow her work on Twitter @kylietcheung.

Read full article at CNN

Jamie Lee Curtis reveals her 25-year-old child is transgender

Yahoo Entertainment 30 July, 2021 - 10:10am

As part of the intimate profile, Curtis describes her life as a constant "metamorphosis," letting go of "old ideas" and embracing change. Thus, she describes watching with her husband Christopher Guest "in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby." Curtis told the magazine Ruby is a computer gaming editor who will be marrying her fiance next year, and that Curtis will officiate the wedding.

Curtis' comfort and celebration of her daughter Ruby's transgender identity should obviously be standard for parents, who shouldn't be lauded for the bare minimum of loving their children as they are. Curtis' openness about her child's experience coming out — with her permission — also comes at a time of increasing visibility for trans actors and public figures, from Elliot Page of "The Umbrella Academy," to Mj Rodriguez, fresh off her Emmy nominations for "Pose."

Curtis herself is one of several parents who have publicly celebrated and supported their trans and LGBTQ children, from former NBA star Dwyane Wade and model Gabrielle Union and their daughter Zaya, to "Sex and the City" star and former New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and her son Samuel Joseph Mozes.

Both of Curtis' children, Ruby and Annie, 34, a dance instructor, lead relatively private lives compared with their mother. Curtis didn't have too much to say about either of her children other than the excitement around Ruby's forthcoming wedding, but she did express "hope" for grandchildren.

Other fun takeaways from the actor's profile include the recounting of her love story with her husband, Guest, which includes a chance encounter at a restaurant shortly after Curtis' amicable breakup with her ex. They went on their first date in July 1984, and Curtis told the magazine "by August 8, when he left to tape a year of 'Saturday Night Live' in New York City, we'd fallen in love."

At the time of Curtis' interview with AARP Magazine, she was just about to leave to film "Borderlands," which wrapped filming last month but remains without a release date. She'll star alongside Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart in the screenplay adaptation of the popular video game set on the fictional planet of Pandora.

Kylie Cheung is a staff writer at Salon covering culture. She is also the author of "A Woman's Place," a collection of feminist essays. You can follow her work on Twitter @kylietcheung.

Jamie Lee Curtis says she watched her child transition 'in wonder and pride' as a trans woman

USA TODAY 30 July, 2021 - 10:10am

By Tracy Wright For Dailymail.com

Jamie Lee Curtis has proudly revealed that her youngest child is transgender

The 62-year-old actress told AARP magazine this month that her 25-year-old child with husband, Christopher Guest, has transitioned from male to female, while revealing her daughter's new name to the world. 

Speaking about the transition process, Curtis said that she and her husband 'have watched in wonder and pride as our son' — who was previously known as Thomas — 'became our daughter Ruby.'

The Halloween actress also revealed that Ruby is planning to get married next year.   

Ruby, is a computer gaming editor, and is the younger sibling of Curtis and Guest's 34-year-old daughter, Annie, who is a dance instructor. 

Proud mom: Jamie Lee Curtis revealed that her youngest child is transgender in an new interview with AARP magazine 

Excited: She said that she and husband Christopher Guest 'have watched in wonder and pride as our son' — who was previously known as Thomas — 'became our daughter Ruby'

In the interview, which was conducted with Ruby's permission, Curtis explained that she has tossed out the 'old idea' that gender is fixed and is instead leaning into the idea that life is a 'constant metamorphosis.'   

The actress has previously showed support for trans people going back several years, and in 2017 shared a Huffington Post article on Twitter: 'Dear Trans Kids. The letter we all wish we had written. (from a trans teacher).'

Last year, she also signed on to direct and star in a TV movie about GLAAD Media Institute alum Sara Cunningham. Cunningham is the founder of Free Mom Hugs, which celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community. She also spoke excitedly about Ruby's upcoming nuptials. 

Curtis' children are private — and have only attended a handful of events with their mom — but Ruby gave her mom the OK to share two pieces of personal information with AARP, the other being her impending nuptials. 

'She and her fiancé will get married next year at a wedding that I will officiate,' the Halloween star said. 

Curtis didn't say whether Ruby is marrying man or woman, though in 2019 Ruby shared a photo with a girlfriend.

Family: Ruby (left) — who was previously known as Thomas — is a computer gaming editor, and Curtis and Guest also have a 34-year-old daughter, Annie, (second from left) who is a dance instructor. The family is seen here at the Halloween Kills premiere in 2018

Curtis' children are private — and have only attended a handful of events with their mom. Ruby has only posted a handful of photos on social media, all pre-transition

Curtis also revealed that Ruby (left) will marry her fiancé next year. Curtis didn't share any details of Ruby's spouse-to-be, though Ruby did share a picture with a girlfriend in 2019 (right)

Gender and sexuality are two different and unrelated things, and Curtis has previously spoken out on the latter being a private matter.

'I don’t think it’s anybody’s business what people’s sexuality is, to be perfectly honest,' she told Pride Source in 2019, replying to a question about her own sexuality and her advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.

Though she thinks sexuality is 'nobody’s business, it doesn’t matter,' she makes an exception if 'you legislate anti-gay legislation but are gay. I fully accept outing those people for the hypocrisy.'

Curtis, who is the daughter of screen stars Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, said she grew up comfortable around gay people thanks to her Hollywood parents. 

'[My mother's] make-up artist was gay, the playwright that she did a play with was a great friend of our family who was gay,' she explained. 

But, she added: 'You don’t have to have your own experience in order to feel compassion and the need for justice and equality. 

'In the LGBTQ world, certainly I have friends and family, but I don’t have to have the direct experience in order to feel the compassion that I truly feel for acceptance and equality in all areas.'

Flashback: Curtis is pictured carrying Ruby as a baby in 1996

Ruby (left) attended the premiere of Wreck-It Ralph with Curtis in 2012

Ruby, 25, is a computer gaming editor and interested in anime (pictured at the 'One Piece Film: Gold' premiere on January 5, 2017)

A fun time! Ruby and her mom dressed up for the Warcraft premiere in 2016

Curtis and Guest struggled with infertility and adopted their eldest, Annie, through an agency in 1986. Nine years later, they adopted Ruby.   

In 1996, Curtis wrote a book, Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born, to stress the importance of sharing birth stories with adopted children.

She also told AARP that she is hopeful of one day being a grandmother. When asked if she has grandchildren yet, she said: 'Not yet, but I do hope to.' 

In the new interview, Curtis also discussed being 22 years sober after secretly battling an addiction to pain pills and alcohol. 

She explained that the 'process of being a sober person puts you in a one day at a time mentality.' 

Jamie stood proudly in her status and noted she was 'just a sober person — flawed, contradictory, broken and redeemed.'

Her sobriety journey has taught her comfort in living for each day and letting go of the past. 

'I am somebody who sheds every day,' she said. 'Let's get rid of that, I don't need that. It's all about old ideas that don't work anymore.'   

Partners: Jamie married director husband Christopher Guest in December 1984; seen in 2019

Earlier this year, she wrote on Instagram: 'I'm breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family.

'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.'

Born to acting legends, Curtis found her own fame with her 1978 acting debut in John Carpenter's Halloween.

She cemented herself as a scream queen and went on to star in a string of horror films, including The Fog, Prom Night and Terror Train, and would later reprise her role of Laurie Strode for multiple Halloween sequels, including one film due out this year with another set for 2022.

Curtis earned Golden Globe awards for her roles in the 1990 sitcom Anything But Love and the 1995 action comedy with Arnold Schwarzenegger, True Lies.

She'll soon be honored for her lifetime achievements and roles in Halloween Kills, and receive the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

With dozens of roles under her belt throughout her decades-long career, Jamie has also dedicated time and energy to philanthropic causes, including working with the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

The comments below have been moderated in advance.

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

By posting your comment you agree to our house rules.

Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?

Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.

Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline?

Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual

We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.

You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our Privacy Policy.

Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group

Jamie Lee Curtis says her daughter is transgender and she is proud of her | CNN

Autostraddle 30 July, 2021 - 06:26am

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, is one of two children adopted by Curtis and Guest – best known for playing lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel in “This Is Spinal Tap” – after they struggled with infertility. The couple also share 34-year-old daughter Annie.

Curtis – whose film credits include the “Halloween” movies, “Freaky Friday” and “My Girl” – also revealed in the interview that Ruby, who works as a computer gaming editor, is planning to get married next year “at a wedding that I will officiate”. She offered no further details about the upcoming nuptials.

On the topic of potentially becoming a grandparent in the future, the 62-year-old star told the magazine, which is produced by AARP, a nonprofit organization that promotes the interests of older people: “Not yet, but I do hope to.”

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 very rarely smile in photographs. An old idea. I couldn’t help myself though during this shoot with @aarp @brianbowensmith because I AM SO HAPPY!” the caption read.

In 2017, Curtis – who has long been an LGBTQ ally – shared a Huffington Post article on Twitter: “Dear Trans Kids. The letter we all wish we had written. (from a trans teacher).”

Last year, she announced that she will be directing and starring in a TV movie about Sara Cunningham and her organization Free Mom Hugs, which works to empower “the world to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community through visibility, education, and conversation.”

Jamie Lee Curtis reveals younger daughter is transgender; says she has watched her transition ‘in wonder and pride’

New York Daily News 29 July, 2021 - 11:46am

In an interview with AARP magazine published Thursday, the Golden Globe Award-winning actress and bestselling author spoke for the first time about 25-year-old daughter Ruby, whom she shares with husband Christopher Guest.

With her daughter’s permission, Curtis told the publication that she and Guest have watched Ruby’s transition “in wonder and pride.”

Curtis, whose career took off after she was cast in the lead role of the original “Halloween” in 1978, added that her daughter’s transition has helped her to better understand that gender is not fixed — which is possibly one of the biggest “old ideas” that Curtis has tossed out recently.

The 62-year-old actress described her life as a “constant metamorphosis.”

Her older daughter Annie, a 34-year-old dance instructor, is married. Ruby, a computer gaming editor, is single — but that will soon change.

“She and her fiancé will get married next year at a wedding that I will officiate,” the proud mother said.

So far, Curtis — the daughter of Hollywood royalty Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh — and Guest have no grandchildren yet.

“But I do hope to,” she told the magazine.

Curtis was last seen in the 2019 murder-mystery hit film “Knives Out.”

Copyright © 2021, New York Daily News

Jamie Lee Curtis reveals younger daughter is transgender; says she has watched her transition ‘in wonder and pride’

Yahoo Entertainment 29 July, 2021 - 11:46am

In an interview with AARP magazine published Thursday, the Golden Globe Award-winning actress and bestselling author spoke for the first time about 25-year-old daughter Ruby, whom she shares with husband Christopher Guest.

With her daughter’s permission, Curtis told the publication that she and Guest have watched Ruby’s transition “in wonder and pride.”

Curtis, whose career took off after she was cast in the lead role of the original “Halloween” in 1978, added that her daughter’s transition has helped her to better understand that gender is not fixed — which is possibly one of the biggest “old ideas” that Curtis has tossed out recently.

The 62-year-old actress described her life as a “constant metamorphosis.”

Her older daughter Annie, a 34-year-old dance instructor, is married. Ruby, a computer gaming editor, is single — but that will soon change.

“She and her fiancé will get married next year at a wedding that I will officiate,” the proud mother said.

So far, Curtis — the daughter of Hollywood royalty Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh — and Guest have no grandchildren yet.

“But I do hope to,” she told the magazine.

Curtis was last seen in the 2019 murder-mystery hit film “Knives Out.”

Copyright © 2021, New York Daily News

Entertainment Stories