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The Umbrella Academy Star Elliot Page To Divorce Wife Emma Portner

Lucy Devine

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The Umbrella Academy Star Elliot Page To Divorce Wife Emma Portner

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Juno actor Elliot Page and wife Emma Portner have announced they are divorcing after three years.

In a joint statement, the Canadian couple explained they have made the decision to split following their separation in the summer of 2020.

The couple issued a joint statement (Credit: PA)
The couple issued a joint statement (Credit: PA)

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer," they said.

"We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends."

It's believed Elliot, 33, submitted the legal documents in Manhattan on Tuesday, TMZ reports.

The news comes just a couple of months after The Umbrella Academy actor announced he is transgender.

Oscar-nominated Elliot, who was previously known as Ellen Page, shared the news on social media at the start of December, 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 be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. 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. 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."

Just moments later and choreographer Emma, 26, shared a message of love and support, writing: "I am so proud of @elliotpage. 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."

Topics: Celebrity News

Lucy Devine
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