After this story was published, Elliot Page and Emma Portner released a joint statement through their representatives: "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.”
Juno and The Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page has filed for divorce from their wife Emma Portner.
TMZ was the first to report that new court records show that the 33-year-old has filed for a contested divorce today in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The couple first got married in early 2018. At the time, Page posted on Instagram that they married the dancer and choreographer and wrote, "Can't believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife."
Page came out as trans a few months ago, posting on Twitter and Instagram that his name is Elliot and he uses he/they pronouns. "I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey," Page wrote in his post. "I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."
At the time, Portner posted a message of support for her partner, saying she was "so proud" of them while also asking for "patience & privacy" at the time. "Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself," she wrote, "Shine on sweet E. Love you so much."
When a troll commented on Portner's post saying that she can't be a lesbian and be with Page, Portner responded, "I hope you know my sexual preferences and gender identity are none of your business. For me to decide, thank you. Release your labels of me. I am as fluid as can be.”
She later clarified in an Instagram story, saying "my gender identity, pronouns and sexuality are private and not up for debate. Would love for the energy in discussion over my identity to shift into addressing the climate crisis or sharing resources to LGBTQIA2+ resiliency instead."