Elliot Page Files For Divorce From Wife Emma Portner

Carla Harmon
January 27, 2021

Elliot Page and Emma Portner's three-year marriage became the latest of several celebrity relationships to meet their demise in 2021.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the hard decision to divorce following our separation last summer", the statement reads.

The couple continued, "We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends".

Celebrity news site TMZ reported on Tuesday afternoon that the Halifax-born actor and activist had filed for divorce in Manhattan, seeking to dissolve the marriage that began around January, 2018.

According to reports, the actor formerly known as Ellen Page has come out as transgender and revealed they will now be going by Elliot Page. Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself. "Shine on sweet E. Love you so much, Elliot".

As you likely know, this news comes almost two months after Page came out as transgeder, telling fans that his name is Elliot and that he uses he/they pronouns. I feel lucky to be writing this. "To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life", Page wrote.

Page was nominated for an Oscar for their role in the 2007 film Juno, and now stars in the Netflix series Umbrella Academy.

He went on to say that he felt "overwhelming gratitude" for the folks who have supported him, and for finally being able to express his "authentic self".

He added, "I've been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community".

Page was as intrigued by Portner's creative work as numerous artists she's worked with. His wife was supportive, commenting "Love you so much Elliot" on his Instagram post.

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