Jamie Lee Curtis and daughter Ruby recalled the emotional journey their family had to go through when the latter came out as transgender in July 2020. 

Ruby, in an exclusive interview with People, said she decided to tell her parents about her sexual orientation as they sat in their Los Angeles backyard last year. But she couldn't speak to them about it as she was scared.

"It was scary — just the sheer fact of telling them something about me they didn't know. It was intimidating — but I wasn't worried. They had been so accepting of me my entire life," Ruby told the outlet.

Ruby, the youngest of Curtis and Christopher Guest's two kids, then texted her mother instead.

When Curtis received the message, she said, "I called her immediately. Needless to say, there were some tears involved."

Since then, the family has slowly adjusted to having another daughter. Curtis told People that she is now ready to listen as she learns to use she/her/hers pronouns when talking about Ruby.

"It's learning new terminology and words. I am new at it. I am not someone who is pretending to know much about it. And I'm going to blow it, I'm going to make mistakes. I would like to try to avoid making big mistakes," the 62-year-old "Halloween" actress said.

For Curtis, not using her child's birth name was the "hardest" part of the transition.

"That was, of course, the hardest thing. Just the regularity of the word. The name that you'd given a child. That you've been saying their whole life. And so, of course, at first that was the challenge. Then the pronoun. My husband and I still slip occasionally," the actress added.

But Ruby does not mind it at all and said she can understand her parents. "I don't get mad at them for that," she said.

The 25-year-old video editor noted that she always knew "she was different." However, a negative experience during therapy discouraged her from coming out immediately. 

Curtis first opened up about Ruby coming out as transgender in an interview with AARP magazine back in 2000. She said she and her husband "have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby."

But she is still learning many things and one of which, the actress said, is becoming more mindful of the things she says.

"You slow your speech down a little. You become a little more mindful about what you're saying. How you're saying it. You still mess up, I've messed up today twice. We're human," she told People.

This file photo from September 8, 2021 shows actress Jamie Lee Curtis at an out-of-competition screening of 'Halloween Kills' at the Venice Film Festival in Italy This file photo from September 8, 2021 shows actress Jamie Lee Curtis at an out-of-competition screening of 'Halloween Kills' at the Venice Film Festival in Italy Photo: AFP / Marco BERTORELLO