Oscar-nominated star Ellen Page has turned into a transgender man named Elliot, six years after publicly revealing he was gay.
The 33-year-old actor, married to dancer and choreographer Emma Portner since 2018, took to Twitter Tuesday morning to share an emotional statement with the revelation, writing: “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 write this. To have arrived at this place in my life.
Elliot, who received an Oscar for his role in the 2008 hit film Juno, asking his followers and fans to be “patient,” admitting he was “afraid” of “invasion, hate, the jokes and violence ”that he may face to move forward.
“My job is real, but it’s also fragile,” the actor said, adding, “The truth is that although I feel deeply happy right now and know how many privileges I carry, I have also scared. “
Opening: Oscar nominated star Ellen Page (seen in March 2014) turned transgender man named Elliot
‘I feel lucky to write this’: the 33-year-old actor took to Twitter Tuesday morning to share an emotional post with the revelation
Changes: In addition to posting his statement, Elliot also updated his social media accounts, changing his usernames and adding a new profile picture (above) to his Twitter and Instagram.
The actor, who is currently preparing to film the third season of hit Netflix The Umbrella Academy, also revealed changes to his official social media accounts, posting on Twitter under the username @TheElliotPage and on Instagram under the name of @elliotpage.
Elliot thanked his loved ones for their support throughout his journey, expressing his “immense gratitude” for helping him reach a stage where he felt comfortable “pursuing his authentic self.”
Shortly after the actor released his statement, his wife Emma expressed her public support for Elliot on Instagram, while reiterating her partner’s call for patience.
“I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world, ”Emma wrote.
‘I also ask for patience and confidentiality [and] that you join me in fervently supporting the trans life every day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in itself. Shine on sweet E. I love you so much.
Elliot’s decision to publicly reveal that he is transgender comes nearly three years after the couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony, having only had public relations for six months.
Support: Elliot has been married to professional dancer and choreographer Emma Portner since 2018, having been gay in 2016
Emotional: Emma took to Instagram shortly after Elliot shared her statement to offer words of public support, writing: “Shine on my sweet E. I love you so much”
Star: Elliot (seen in November 2019) thanked loved ones for their support throughout his journey and paid tribute to pioneers in the transgender community who have already made the world a better place
The actor also paid tribute to the pioneers of the transgender community who have already made the world a better place.
They wrote: “I feel immense gratitude for the amazing people who have supported me throughout this trip. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it is to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.
“I have been endlessly inspired by so many people in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, generosity, and tireless work in making this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will give all the support I can and will continue to fight for a more loving and equitable society.