Actress Jamie Lee Curtis says she’s proud of her son, Thomas, who now identifies as a female named Ruby.
Curtis made the announcement during an interview with AARP published earlier this week. The veteran actress – best known for her film roles in the “Halloween” horror movie franchise, “Freaky Friday” and “True Lies” – says that she has shed her belief that gender is fixed.
“I am somebody who sheds every day,” Curtis tells AARP. “Let's get rid of that, I don't need that. It's all about old ideas that don't work anymore.”
The actress says that she and husband Christopher Guest “watched in wonder” as Thomas made the transgender transition. Curtis says she even plans to officiate at Ruby’s upcoming wedding:
“Possibly one of the biggest ‘old ideas’ that Curtis has shed recently is the notion that gender is fixed. With her younger child's permission, Curtis reveals that she and Guest ‘have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby. And she and her fiancé will get married next year at a wedding that I will officiate.’
“Ruby, now 25, is a computer gaming editor. Older sister Annie, 34, is married and a dance instructor,” AARP reports.
Jamie Lee Curtis has been married to Christopher Guest for the past 35 years. She has no grandchildren, but tells AARP that she hopes to, one day.