Juno actor Elliot Page to divorce partner of three years Emma Portner
Juno star Elliot Page has announced he and partner Emma Portner will divorce after three years of marriage.
The sad news was confirmed in a short statement, admitting they after splitting during summer of 2020 they will now officially separate for good.
The Canadian couple said in a statement: "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."
Elliot came out as transgender in 2020 – telling fans that that he he finally learned to love his "authentic self".
The 33-year-old Oscar-nominated actor was met with mass praise from fans and film stars alike.
Writing on Instagram, Elliot, who was formerly known as Ellen Page, said: "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.
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"I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey.
"I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."
He continued: "I’ve 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."
Elliot first found widespread fame thanks to 2007 film Juno in which he played a pregnant teenager.
From then on he went on to appear in X-Men, Inception and most recently Netflix series The Umbrella Academy.
Keen to stress he is proud of his identity, Elliot added in his 2020 statement: "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.”
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