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Jamie Lee Curtis shows every parent how to handle their child transitioning


by Jennifer McShane
01st Aug 2021
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The Halloween actress shared the news of her joy that her younger child has transitioned and is expected to be married next year, in a recent interview with AARP magazine.

With pride and delight, the actress announced her second child with husband Christopher Guest has transitioned. She told AARP Magazine how she and her husband, “have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby.”

She described many periods of transition in her own life, particularly as she reached her fifties and raised her children into adulthood. 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 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 and that she was planning to officiate her wedding.

Her daughter coming out as trans and proudly “living her truth” helped challenge what Curtis described were “old ideas” about gender and realise that life is in no way fixed – it is in “constant metamorphosis,” she said.

To handle what is such an emotive time for all is never easy, but Curtis throughout seems thrilled at her daughter Ruby’s newfound happiness – and immensely proud as her parent to be giving her the full support she needs.

“She and her fiance will get married next year at a wedding that I will officiate,” Curtis said.

Ruby is one of two children adopted by Curtis and Guest. The pair have another daughter, 34-year-old Annie, a dance instructor.

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