Why would Elliot Page divorce Emma Portner after 3 years?
Ever since the coronavirus pandemic breakout, couples have been spending most of their time together indoors. This situation has either brought them super close or has caused problems between them.
It seems that the latter possibility of couples drifting apart is much more common in Hollywood couples than the former one. After Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas splitting up and Kim and Kanye heading to divorce, another Hollywood couple has called it quits this year.
Elliot Page and choreographer Emma Portner have announced that they’ll be parting their ways after three years of marriage. The Umbrella Academy star, Page has filed for divorce from his wife of three years Emma Portner, who is a professional choreographer and dancer.
The couple shared the news of their divorce in a mutual statement that 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.”
The news of their divorce comes as a shock to most people because it was only a short time ago that Emma had shared a loving post about Elliot after he came out as transgender to the world.
Sharing a screenshot of Elliot’s statement, Emma had taken to Instagram to show her support. “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,” she had written.
Elliot Page who is best known for his roles in the Hollywood movie Juno had announced in December last year. Earlier known as Ellen Page, he took to Instagram and told his followers that he is Trans and that his pronouns are he/they and his name is Elliot.
The actor received all kinds of reactions to the announcement, but he only focused on the positive ones. “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,” he said in the announcement.
Elliot also promised to offer his support and love to the Trans community highly discriminated against even today. Even in this joyous moment of sharing his true identity with the world, he didn’t forget to address this serious issue.
“The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared. I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the “jokes” and of violence.
To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a joyous moment and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture. The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious, and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences,” he said in his statement.
While the reasons for Elliot’s divorce from Emma are still not clear, many people speculate that it might have to do with pressures and problems that come with such a big transition in life. We’re sure Elliot is going through a trying time now that the world knows his true identity.
If this is one reason for the couple’s divorce, we are ashamed of the world’s lack of compassion, love, and understanding.
Elliot and Emma were truly a couple of the 21st century. The actor and dancer had met each other on Instagram in 2017. According to the New York Times, Elliot first saw Emma on Instagram when she posted a video of herself dancing to Sylvan Esso’s songs. In the interview, Elliot said, “I thought, damn, this girl is so talented and so cool.
I knew right away; we were both creative spirits.” In the same interview, Emma said that she saw Elliot in one of his films when she was only 12 years old. “I knew we’d cross paths someday. I just wasn’t quite sure when or how,” she said.
In 2018, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony. They shared a series of photos on Instagram where Elliot wrote a caption, “Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife. @emmaportner.”
Their relationship lasted three wonderful years. Now that the couple is parting ways, we wish both of them good luck with their future.
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