Juno's Elliot Page files for divorce from wife Emma Portner

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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Juno star Elliot Page has filed for divorce from his wife Emma Portner, two months after coming out as transgender.

The 33-year-old filed the documents in Manhattan, asking for a dissolution of the marriage of three years, according to TMZ.

Elliot Page and Emma Portner on the red carpet
Juno star Elliot Page has filed for divorce from his wife Emma Portner, two months after coming out as a transgender man on social media. Photo: Getty

The split has left fans surprised as the pair seemed stronger than ever when Elliot shared his news with his fans.

In a joint statement to The Hollywood Reporter the pair said they "remain close friends" after splitting during the American summer mid-last year.

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"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer," the pair wrote. "We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends."

Elliot came out in December last year, taking to social media to share a statement.

Elliot Page statement
Elliot shared a statement on social media, announcing he is a trans man. Photo: Instagram/ElliotPage

"Hi friends," he wrote. "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," he continued. "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."

Elliot surprised his fans when he announced he and Emma had married in January 2018. Photo: Instagram/Elliot Page
Elliot surprised his fans when he announced he and Emma had married in January 2018. Photo: Instagram/Elliot Page

He also acknowledged that though he was excited to make the announcement, he was 'scared' of the 'invasiveness, the hate, the jokes, and of violence' that come along with being transgender.

“My joy is real but it is also fragile,” he wrote, also sharing horrifying statistics of trans deaths due to the discrimination they face every day.

"I am so proud of @elliotpage," Emma said in an Instagram post when she shared his announcement. "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."

Elliot commented with a number of love hearts.

The pair were married in January 2018, surprising their fans with their wedding announcement.

"Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife," Elliot wrote at the time.

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