Elliot Page And His Wife Emma Portner Are Getting A Divorce
Elliot Page and his wife Emma Portner are getting a divorce after three years of marriage.
In a joint statement to People and ET Online, the couple said: "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer. We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends."
According to TMZ, the Umbrella Academy star filed divorce documentation in Manhattan yesterday (Tuesday, January 26).
Page and Portner tied the knot during a private ceremony in January 2018.
Elliot revealed their nuptials took place to the world after uploading three photos on Instagram, alongside a caption: "Can't believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife."
Emma was extraordinarily supportive of her husband after he came out as transgender.
Writing on social media, Portner, a dancer and choreographer, said: "I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world.
"I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day.
"Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much."
Elliot was inundated with support after explaining his gender identity.
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"I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self," he wrote.
"I have been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place.
"I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society."
Despite Page getting shoutouts from everyone in Hollywood as well as people around the world, he warned that there was a lot of work to be done in the community.
The Canadian actor went on to ask for 'patience', saying that while his joy is real, it is also fragile - admitting he is 'scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the 'jokes' and of violence'.
He said: "In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women.
"To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all of those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands.
"Enough is enough. You aren't being 'cancelled', you are hurting people. I am one of those people and we won't be silent in the face of your attacks."
Page added: "I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive.
"To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better."
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