Jamie Lee Curtis

Ruby Guest and her mother Jamie Lee Curtis Image via Twitter @LouisStaples

Jamie Lee Curtis praised for her support of transgender daughter

‘It’s speaking a new language’: Jamie Lee Curtis is showing her daughter Ruby Guest plenty of support after the 25-year-old came out as a transgender woman.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Ruby Guest and her mother Jamie Lee Curtis Image via Twitter @LouisStaples

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is receiving praise from several Hollywood colleagues for the support she has given her daughter Ruby after coming out as transgender to the world. In an interview, Ruby said coming out was “scary” but she wasn’t worried because her parents have supported her wholeheartedly her entire life. 

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Jamie Lee Curtis’ daughter, Ruby Guest, planned to break the the news that she is transgender to her Hollywood star parents face to face last year, but changed her plans. 

She told People Magazine that it was intimidating and scary.

“Just the sheer fact of telling them something about me they didn’t know.”  

The 25-year-old Ruby got up and left, and texted her mother instead.

“I called her immediately. Needless to say, there were some tears involved,” added Jamie Lee Curtis.

‘Ready to listen’

Curtis said she is ready to listen and she hopes to avoid making big mistakes, but she has learnt a few things already. 

 “It’s speaking a new language. It’s learning new terminology and words. I am new at it. I am not someone who is pretending to know much about it.”


Ruby shared that the first time she was able to say “I am Ruby” to herself was at 16 years old when a transgender friend of hers asked her what her gender was. 

“I told them ‘well I’m male.’ After I’d dwell on the thought. I knew I was – maybe not Ruby per se, but I knew I was different. But I had a negative experience in therapy so I didn’t come out [as trans] immediately when I probably should have.”

When Ruby told her fiancé that she was probably trans they said, “I love you for who you are.”

Ruby who works as a video editor for a gaming personality on YouTube, mentioned that she doesn’t get mad at her parents for using her deadname, Tom. (A deadname refers to the name a transgender person was given at birth that they no longer use.)

Ruby also shared that her family’s Hollywood legacy did not have much of an effect on her coming out. “I’ve tried to stay out of the spotlight for many years, or at least done my best to. I’m happy to be more visible if it helps others.” 

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The 65-year-old actress has made it clear that her job is to support Ruby.

“I’m learning so much from Ruby. The conversation is ongoing. But I want to know: How can I do this better?” 

Ruby answered her mother’s question warm-heartedly and said: “You’ve done the most you can, and that’s all I want.”

Sharing their People feature on her Instagram, words of support and encouragement poured in for the Freaky Friday actress. Television personality Niecy Nash commented with heart eyes. 

Writer Maria Shriver wrote: “Ruby is so blessed with you and you are so blessed to be her mama.”