Elliot Page files for divorce from wife

 

Elliot Page has filed for divorce from his wife Emma Portner, two months after his transition news.

The Juno star has reportedly split from Emma three years after their marriage, according to TMZ.

The documents were reportedly filed in Manhattan, asking for the dissolution of his marriage.

The news comes two months after Elliot, 33, revealed he is transgender in December.

The Oscar-nominated actor, formerly known as Ellen Page, shared a long letter to fans on Twitter announcing the big news and confirming his new pronouns.

 

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

The actor further claimed he felt "overwhelming gratitude" for the friends who have supported him, and for finally being able to express his "authentic self."

At the time, Elliot's wife, a professional dancer and choreographer, reposted Elliot's announcement on her Instagram, and said she was "so proud".

"Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world," Emma, 26, added in the caption. "I also ask for patience and 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."

The pair tied the knot in January 2018. In June 2019, the couple proudly showed their love for one another by posing topless together while kissing for a Pride Month photo shoot.

Elliot Page and Emma Portner posed in a Pride Month photo shoot in 2019.
Elliot Page and Emma Portner posed in a Pride Month photo shoot in 2019.

During his coming out announcement, The Umbrella Academy star asked fans for "patience" as he still felt "fragile."

"I'm scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the 'jokes' and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture," he explained.

The actor said "the statistics are staggering," and "the discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious, and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences."

Despite the risks of coming out, he insisted he "loves being trans" and "being queer."

He then signed off with his new name: "All my love, Elliot."

Elliot came out as gay in 2014 while giving a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas.

Following the transgender announcement, Elliot shared his first selfie while thanking fans for their support.

Elliot’s first selfie since he came out as transgender. Picture: Instagram
Elliot’s first selfie since he came out as transgender. Picture: Instagram

Elliot wrote in the caption: "From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

"Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. Be there for each other."

He then asked his four million Instagram followers to support Trans Lifeline and Trans Santa - two organisations helping members of the trans community who were in need during the holiday season.

Elliot further teased we would see him in projects coming next year, concluding the post: "See you in 2021. Xoxo Elliot."

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission

 

 

Originally published as Elliot Page files for divorce from wife



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