Jamie Lee Curtis is getting candid about supporting her transgender daughter Ruby.
The 62-year-old actress first revealed her 25-year-old child, whom she shares with husband Christopher Guest, was a trans woman in a cover story for the August/September issue of AARP's magazine. At the time, she said she and Guest were watching with "wonder and pride" as Ruby transitioned. In a recent interview with People, the "Halloween Kills" actress says she's still learning.
"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," Curtis said in the Wednesday published interview. "If one person reads this, sees a picture of Ruby and me and says, 'I feel free to say this is who I am,' then it's worth it."
Ruby told People she knew she "was different" as early as 16, but didn't come out until she told her current fiancé years later that she was "probably trans."
Curtis said the hardest change for her was fully integrating her daughter's name.
"That was, of course, the hardest thing, just the regularity of the word — the name that you'd given a child," Curtis said. "And so, of course, at first that was the challenge, then the pronoun. My husband and I still slip occasionally."
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Despite the slips, Ruby said she doesn't get upset. To Curtis, the slips are part of her learning to best support her daughter.
"I'm not trying to force-feed something to people. I'm simply saying, 'This is our family's experience,’ " Cutis said. "I'm a grateful student. I'm learning so much from Ruby. The conversation is ongoing."
Ruby and her fiancé have wedding plans for next year and Curtis will be more than just the mother-of-the-bride: She plans to officiate the nuptials.
Curtis and Guest join a list of celebrities who have been openly supportive of their trans and nonbinary children, including Dwyane Wade and Busy Phillipps.
Wade announced his 14-year-old daughter Zaya's gender identity on a February 2020 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Philipps opened up about a conversation with 13-year-old Birdie, who said they are gay, nonbinary and use "they/them" pronouns in December.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Jamie Lee Curtis talks trans daughter Ruby, Christopher Guest