Elliot Page and Emma Portner announce divorce after three years of marriage

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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Photo credit: Pacific Press - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pacific Press - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Umbrella Academy and Juno actor Elliot Page and wife Emma Portner have announced their divorce after three years together.

The couple, who met in 2017 and tied the knot six months later, released a joint statement explaining that while they will alway be friends, they have decided to go their separate ways. Via People, they said:

"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."

Photo credit: Pacific Press - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pacific Press - Getty Images

The pair met through social media after Elliot saw one of choreographer Emma's dancing videos in the summer of 2017, and got married in secret in January 2018. They have often shared glimpses into their relationship on social media, including dance routines they had worked through together.

When Elliot shared that he is transgender in a beautiful and powerful Instagram post in December 2020, Emma also posted a message of love and support. "I am so proud of @elliotpage," Emma wrote on Instagram.

"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. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much."

Here's to hoping both Elliot and Emma are doing alright.

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