Elliot Page, Emma Portner divorce: “We have the greatest respect for each other”

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Elliot Page and Emma Portner are going to divorce, Fox News can confirm.

The couple confirmed the news via their rep on Tuesday.

“After much thought and thought, we made the difficult decision to divorce after our separation last summer,” the statement said. “We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends. ”

The couple married in January 2018 and Portner, a 26-year-old dancer, supported Page, 33, when he became transgender in December.

THE STAR ELLIOT “UMBRELLA ACADEMY” PAGE, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE ELLEN PAGE, SOMETHING TRANSGENDER

“I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience and confidentiality, but 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, ”Portner said at the time.

While Page’s statement at the time said, “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I’m trans, my pronouns are he / they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to write this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. ”

Ellen Page and Emma Portner split after their wedding in 2018.
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Page – of “Juno” and “Umbrella Academy” fame – also reflected his gratitude for the support he received as he embarked on this new chapter.

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“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 finally to love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self, ”said Page.

He added, “I have been endlessly inspired by so many members of the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and your tireless work to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will give all the support I can and continue to fight for a more loving and more equitable society. ”

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Page publicly declared himself gay at a conference in Las Vegas for educators and counselors who work with gay youth in 2014.

Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.

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