The 62-year-old actress shared that she and her husband has “watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby.”
Jamie Lee Curtis announced that her youngest daughter is transgender. Also, Curtis herself will be part of the big day by officiating Ruby's wedding! The 62-year-old is mom to 25-year-old Ruby who is a computer gaming editor and Annie, a 34-year-old dance instructor. The BAFTA-winning actress told AARP The Magazine that she and her husband Christopher Guest, 73, "have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby." Curtis added, "She and her fiancé will get married next year at a wedding that I will officiate." On the topic of possibly becoming a grandparent in the future, Curtis said, “Not yet, but I do hope to.” She also shared a photo of the magazine cover on Instagram, writing in the caption that she is “happy that my family is safe and flourishing.”
Proud mom Jamie Lee Curtis is opening up about her family, speaking publicly for the first time about her transgender daughter. https://t.co/GNc0QqI0Dr— WNDU (@WNDU) July 30, 2021
Curtis is learning so much from her young daughter and her transition. The Knives Out actress admitted that it helped challenge her previous beliefs that gender identity and expression are fixed. She explained that this current stage of life is a “constant metamorphosis.” As for Curtis' own relationship, the star has been married to Guest for 37 years! Speaking of their bond, she illuminates, "I feel safe when I drive up and see that [he is] home. That's the long marriage. It's the safety of knowing his car is in the garage, that I'm not alone." The actress rarely shares photos of her husband on Instagram broke that tradition for their anniversary with a sweet tribute, stating: One of the longest relationships I’ve had seeking comfort and contact and connection is with Chris. Today marks the 36th anniversary of our wedding. My hand in his. Then and now. Connected through our children and family and friends it became the links in our human emotional chain that have seen each of us through triumph and tragedy.
Guest is a writer/director famous for movies like Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, reports PEOPLE. How did they end up together? It all started when she saw a picture of him in a 1984 issue of Rolling Stone around the release of This Is Spinal Tap. "I looked at the man on the right, wearing a plaid shirt and a waggish smirk. I'd never seen him before, but I pointed at him. 'I'm going to marry that man,' I said to my friend," she wrote in an essay for Oprah Winfrey's O magazine in 2004. "The next day I called [his] agent, gave him my number, and told him to have Chris call me if he was interested." "I waited. Chris never called. I went on with my life. I began dating a sweet man, but we both knew it wasn't for good. When he had to leave for an extended business trip, I dropped him off at the airport to say a friendly but final goodbye. From the airport, I drove straight to Hugo's restaurant in West Hollywood to have dinner with friends. As I sat down at Hugo's, I glanced up and found myself staring straight at Chris, three tables away. He waved to me as if to say, 'I'm the guy you called.' I waved back: 'I'm the woman who called you,'" Curtis added. "A few minutes later, he got up to leave. Standing 20 feet away, he shrugged his shoulders and put up his hand as if to say, 'I'll see ya.' As he left, I looked down at my plate. The next day, on June 28, the phone rang. On July 2, Chris and I had our first date at Chianti Ristorante on Melrose. And by August 8, when he left to tape a year of Saturday Night Live in New York City, we'd fallen in love."