Ruby admitted that, especially while trying to make it in this industry, both her mom and dad, who have been together nearly 40 years, didn't have a whole lot growing up. Born in Loma Linda, California, Ruby's father and his six siblings moved approximately every two years due to his father's job as a drive-in movie theater operator. His mother, Dolores, was a bookkeeper.
"My parents, they both come from backgrounds that are very different from what they've accomplished at this point in time," Ruby explained. "I grew up in one of those apartments that they grew up in, and they've worked so hard to get to where they are and I respect and I love that about them."
"My entire life, my parents made it very clear that you have to work hard. You have to focus, you have to study," she continued. "They made it clear to both my brother, Boman, and I that, yes, my father was in the industry, our name will get your foot in the door. But that's it. After that, you're the person in charge of your destiny, you're the person that has to make it the rest of the way. Hard work. And be kind and gracious. My dad always told us to learn 'please' and 'thank you' in every language."