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27th Jan 2021

Elliot Page files for divorce from wife Emma Portner

The couple were married for three years.

Actor Elliot Page has filed for divorce from his wife of three years, Emma Portner.

Page, who is best known for his roles in Juno and The Umbrella Academy, married Portner, a professional dancer and choreographer, in 2018 after meeting her on Instagram.

Legal records show the actor filed for a contested divorce at Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday. The couple later released a statement confirming their decision to divorce. They had been separated since last summer.

They 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.”

33 year old Page came out as transgender earlier this year. Taking to Instagram, he said that he could not “begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”

“I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,” he wrote at the time.

“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 the 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. Thank you for reading this.”

Elliot shot to fame back in 2007 when he starred as titular character Juno MacGuff in coming of age movie, Juno.

He has since appeared in Inception, Flatliners, and is currently starring in Netflix’s aforementioned seris, The Umbrella Academy.