Jamie Lee Curtis, the Halloween star, spoke during an interview with People magazine about her daughter Ruby coming out as transgender last year.
She raised Ruby with Christopher Guest, her husband. They also have another daughter, Annie.
According to Jamie Lee Curtis, the development has come with a need to learn new terminology and words, which the actress admits is still a unique experience.
To Jamie Lee Curtis And Her Daughter Ruby, It Has Been A Beautiful Journey
With Ruby's transition, Curtis admits to having become a "grateful student." She does not mind growing and learning new things so she can better support her daughter.
Ruby Revealed That The Moment She Came Out To Her Parents Was "Scary"
Ruby came out to her parents last year at their Los Angeles home.
The moment was terrifying for Ruby because she had to tell them something about her they never knew.
Although It Was Intimidating, She Wasn't Too Worried
Since her parents have been incredibly accepting of her all her life, she was not too worried about their reaction to the news.
That, however, does not mean she had an easy time sharing the news with them.
She left and texted her mom, then she called immediately. According to Jamie, this was a very emotional moment.
Jamie Lee Realizes There's Steep Learning Curve Ahead Of Her
According to Jamie, learning to live with a trans child is like learning to speak a new language. She has to master new words and terminology.
Jamie claims she has no intention of pretending to know much about her daughter's new lifestyle.
Jamie Knows There Will Be Mistakes, Big Mistakes
She has picked up a few pointers already. For instance, her speech has slowed down a bit, and she is more cautious of what she says and how she says it.
She Has Messed Up Twice Already
Jamie admits that messing up is normal since we are all human. She had decided to come out with this story to encourage others to take a similar step.
Jamie Had More To Say
According to Jamie, as long as someone can see how she interacts with her transgender daughter and learn something from it, then it's worth it.
Jamie Lee Always Had Her Suspicions About Ruby
Jamie knew that Ruby had a boyfriend, and she knew Ruby used the word bi. However, Jamie realizes that gender identity and sexual orientation are two different things.
She Knew Ruby Played Female Avatars In Video Games
Although Jamie knew this, she admitted that she had no idea if Ruby was trans. However, when she thinks back on these incidents, she realizes that the clues were all there.
According To Jamie "A Mother Knows"
From the look of things, a mother's intuition is always spot-on. Ruby also spoke about the moment she could finally accept who she was to herself.
Ruby Had Something To Say
At the age of 16, Ruby was asked by a trans friend about her gender, and she said she was male. However, she knew she was different despite her answer.
Something Delayed Her Process Of Coming Out
Due to a negative experience, Ruby did not come out immediately. It was only seven years later, when she was still going by the name Tom that she admitted to a fiance she thought she was probably trans.
Fortunately, the fiance was supportive and said she loved him for who she was.
Ruby Works As A Video Editor For A Gaming Personality On YouTube
Ruby has famous parents and grandparents and works as a video editor.
She also admitted that her parents have a rich Hollywood legacy that impacted her process of coming out.
Ruby Has Tried To Keep Things Secret
Until now, Ruby has been trying to keep things a secret. However, her mother knows and is incredibly supportive of her, which has given her the strength to embrace who she is.
To Ruby's mother, Jamie, this has become their family's experience.
Jamie Says She's Here To Support Ruby
As far as Jamie is concerned, it is her job to show love, care, and support to Ruby and Annie.