Jamie Lee Curtis announces youngest child is transgender and shares new name

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Jamie Lee Curtis has revealed her youngest daughter is transgender and that she is officiating her marriage.

The Hollywood actress said she “watched in wonder and pride as [her] son became [her] daughter Ruby".

Jamie Lee, 62, married Christopher Guest, an American-British screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian in 1984 and the couple have been married for 36 years.

She faced fertility issues so adopted Annie, born in 1986, in 1996, and is now 34, who is a dance instructor.

In 1996, the family welcomed Ruby, born 1996 to their Los Angeles home.

Previously known as Thomas, Ruby, 25, is a computer gaming editor.

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She did follow her mother in to the acting world briefly however, as she played Sara in Bond of Silence and Willa Jean in Ramona and Beezus.

Curtis told AARP magazine that Ruby and her fiancé “will get married next year at a wedding that [she] will officiate".

AARP magazine is a United States–based interest group which focuses on issues affecting those over the age of 50.

The magazine asked the Hollywood star if she has any grandchildren yet to which Jamie Lee replied: “Not yet, but I do hope to.”

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As a movie star with a 43-year-long career, Jamie Lee Curtis is also actor Jake Gyllenhaal's godmother.

In a post on Instagram sharing the interview, Jamie Lee revealed that her family is “flourishing”.

She captioned the post with: “More from my @aarp cover story by @brianbowensmith and Meg Grant. Actually this isn't the interview with Meg, this is now the new thing where you do a video promotion at the same time as you're taking the photographs at the same time that you're speaking to the journalist.

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"It's a multi faceted, cross pollinating, maxi platform way of getting the word out. Too much do you think? That's way above my pay grade. Happy to be in the conversation as we all try to navigate this thing called ageing!”

The movie veteran said that she is shedding the “old ideas” that gender is fixed and is instead embracing that her life now is a “constant metamorphosis".

She added: “I live by the idea that what I know is that I don't know very much."

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