News is just in that Elliot Page has filed for divorce from his wife of 3 years, Emma Portner.
Here's what we know...
Since Page came out as transgender back in December 2020...
They have been dominating headlines.
The Umbrella Academy actor has received so much support and praise ever since...
Including from his wife, Emma Porter.
The shocking news has come in that Page is filing for divorce after just 3 years of marriage to Porter.
Read on for the full story...
Now, Page rose to mainstream prominence from his native Canada in 2005 with the revenge thriller Hard Candy..
Just 2 years later, they starred in a film we all know and love...Juno, of course!
The indie flick saw Page received an Academy Award nomination among several other accolades.
Page has also made the crossover into production.
Oh, and who can forget?You may also recognize the star for his role in the Netflix smash hit The Umbrella Academy.
Page has been a prominent figure among LGBTQ+ fans for quite some time now...
And has long been an advocate for the community.
But on December 1st, 2020, he further enriched his legacy.
Page released a statement on social media, coming out as transgender.
In the deeply personal essay, they began:
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here."
"To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey."
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer."
He then asked for “patience" as he navigates his identity.
“My joy is real, but it is also fragile," he wrote, “The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared."
"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."
Of course, fans immediately began praising Page and offering their support...
Tonight we watched the Schitt’s Creek finale documentary and just wept uncontrollable tears. And on this day Elliot… https://t.co/7boR5MsbcB— Christopher Canning (@Christopher Canning)1606877623.0
And it's clear that Page's decision to come out as trans resonated with so many people.
And Page's wife, Emma Portner, penned a heartfelt message for her spouse shortly after they came out.
Portner, a dancer and choreographer, married Page back in 2018.
In an Instagram post wherein she shared Page's written statement, she wrote a caption in support of her spouse:
"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."
However, it seems that Portner's support of her spouse wasn't a sign of things to come...
As TMZ has just confirmed that Page is filing for a divorce.
Page filed the legal documents in Manhattan this week, seeking the dissolution of his marriage...
And right now, it is currently unknown as to why Page is suddenly wanting to divorce Portner.
This is a developing story...
And updates will be posted accordingly.