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Biography of transgender woman Ruby Guest

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Born Thomas Guest on 15 March 1996, transgender woman Ruby Guest was formerly actress and writer Jamie Lee Curtis son with her and husband Cristopher Guest, an American-British screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian. Though a child of celebrity parents and an entertainment professional, Ruby got famous after her parents announced in July 2021 that she is now a woman. Jamie Lee Curtis said in an interview, “our son became our girl, Ruby.” 

Formerly known as Thomas, she took the name Ruby after her transition. Lee said that watching Ruby live her truth helped her to let go of the old idea that her life was fixed. Instead, she now realizes that her life is a constant metamorphosis.

Ruby, born in Santa Monica in the United States, is a computer gaming editor and successful entrepreneur. She has been a long-time follower of the LGBTQ+ movement before her eventual transitioning. Her parents have been quite supportive of her journey, and they hinted that she could be getting married in 2022.

It may be hard for one who has not experienced it before to explain or even imagine the dynamics of having a loved one transition into another gender. The beauty of today’s ever-evolving and progressive world is the diversity therein and the daily lessons it teaches us. One thing to strive for is understanding and patience to accommodate what we are yet to understand.

Let’s take a closer look at the life of transgender woman Ruby Guest and her family’s journey through it. For starters, here are ten facts about her.

10 facts about (Thomas Guest) Ruby Guest

  1. Ruby’s maternal grandparents were Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, while her paternal grandparents were Jean Pauline Hindes and 4th Baron Haden–Guest.
  2. Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest are not Ruby’s biological parents, and they adopted her just as they also did her elder sister Annie.
  3. Ruby is from a big entertainment family with known personalities on all ends; she is the niece of Kelly Curtis and Nicholas Guest.
  4. Her mother is a famous actress who has been part of various films and TV projects like Saturday Night LiveKnives Out, and The Fog, to mention a few.
  5. Ruby’s father, Christopher Guest, is a musician, actor, comedian, and more; he has won prestigious awards like the Grammys and Writers Guild Awards.
  6. Her mother, Jamie Lee Curtis, has always been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, and she shared a Huffington Post article titled Dear Trans Kids in 2017.
  7. Back in 2019, Ruby shared a picture with her then-girlfriend, she was still a man at the time, so it’s unclear if the pair is still together.
  8. Her mother, Lee Curtis, revealed in 2021 that Ruby will be getting married to her fiancé in 2022 and that she will be officiating the ceremony herself.
  9. Ruby is a private person, and she keeps her business off the internet; she also has no known social media accounts.
  10. She is estimated to be worth between $1 to $2 million.

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Ruby Guest (formerly Thomas Guest) with mother Jamie Lee Curtis
Ruby Guest (formerly Thomas Guest) with mother Jamie Lee Curtis

Early life and education

Ruby was born in 1996 and adopted a year after by actress Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest. She grew up with two siblings, one of whom is Annie Guest, another adopted child of the Guest family. There is not much information about Ruby’s childhood, but she took a liking to video games early. She had her education at a local private school and proceeded to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. After graduating, she focused on her gaming career.

Tom Guest gender transition

Ruby Guest was born a man and known as Thomas Guest before. News of her transitioning broke in July 2021, as her mother revealed in an interview with AARP Magazine. Jamie Lee Curtis said that their son is now their daughter. The actress also added that she and her husband were proud of their child for living her truth. 

Curtis confessed that she had been working on herself a lot in the past couple of years and rebuilding her worldview while shedding habits, practices, and old ideas that don’t work anymore. One of those ideas also includes the notion that gender had to be fixed. “We have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby,” she said.

(Thomas Guest) Ruby Guest family

Young Ms. Ruby Guest’s family consists of her actress and writer mother, Jamie Lee Curtis, her multitalented father, Christopher Guest, her dancer sister, Annie Guest, and younger brother, Nicholas. Let’s meet them.

The Guest family: L-R, Ruby, Annie, Jamie, and Christopher

Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest

Born 22 November 1958, Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress and writer. Jamie later formally became Lady Haden-Guest by virtue of her husband’s inheritance of the Barony. She made her film debut as Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978), and her performance landed her other roles in the horror genre. By starring in films like Terror TrainThe FogRoadgames, and Halloween II, Jamie earned the title of ‘scream queen’.

She proved her range and versatility by featuring in a series of comedy movies such as Trading PlacesA Fish Called Wanda, and True Lies. Jamie has also succeeded in TV with appearances in Operation PetticoatAnything But LoveNCIS, New Girl, and more. For her accomplishments in acting, she has won laurels such BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Saturn Award, and American Comedy Award.

As a writer, she authored many children’s books, including When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth and Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day.

Jamie is also a humanitarian. In 2003, she was the guest of honor of the Venice-California-based NGO, Women in Recovery for their 11th annual gala and fundraising program. She also serves as the host of the Dream Halloween event organized by Children Affected by AIDS Foundation.

The Mcall’s magazine once charted her in the list of 10 Best Bodies in America. More interestingly, she has her legs insured for $2 million.

Jamie Lee Curtis net worth

Her decades of active practice across TV and film have been both critically and commercially successful. Jamie reportedly has a huge net worth of $60 million, per Celebrity Networth.

Christopher Guest

Born 5 February 1948, Christopher Guest is an English-American screenwriter, director, actor, and comedian. Guest holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest. He first gained popularity for his writing and performance in the American TV comedy show Saturday Night Live. Guest is also known for his series of mockumentary comedy films like This is a Spinal TapWaiting for Guffman, and A Mighty Wind. He has also appeared in main and supporting roles across TV and film, winning awards for his performances along the way. His work in the American TV special The Lily Tomlin Special won him the Primetime Emmy Award. He also won the Lone Star Film & Television Award for Best Director for his film Waiting for Guffman in 1998.

Christopher Guest, and wife, Jamie Lee Curtis

Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis got married in 1984 at the home of their mutual friend, Rob Reiner. The couple has two adopted children named Anne and Thomas. Because Guest’s children are adopted, they cannot inherit the family barony under the terms of the letters patent that created it.

Annie Guest (sister)

Born on 13 December 1986, Annie Guest is an American dance instructor and the adopted daughter of Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest. Annie already knew what she wanted from a young age. She enrolled at a dance studio at a young age and participated in many international competitions. She earned a BFA in Dance and opted to become a dance teacher. After teaching at a number of reputable schools, she started working with MRN Dance Factory in Los Angeles. Annie is well versed in the art of ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop styles of dancing. She is currently a team director for MRN DF and works with dancers of different abilities. In a private ceremony, Annie got married to her partner, Jason Wolf, in 2019.

Ruby Guest (Thomas Guest) net worth

While we don’t exactly know how much a computer gaming editor earns, the gaming industry is lucrative if you have a large following. Asides from her gaming editor profession, Ruby is also said to be a successful entrepreneur. This will justify her estimated net worth of around $1 and 2 million.

Conclusion

Family love and support is a kind whose importance can’t be exaggerated. To transition from one gender to another cannot be an easy feat by any stretch of the imagination. Fortunately for Ruby, she had the support and love of her beautiful family. She continues to live a fulfilled and private life away from the public’s prying eyes. If all goes to plan, she will be married in 2022. We wish her nothing but the best in everything.

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