Elliot Page, Emma Portner divorcing after 3 years

Page, the 33-year-old Oscar-nominated star of “Juno,” and Portner, a 26-year-old choreographer and dance teacher, announced their marriage in 2018.

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Emma Portner (left) and Elliot Page arrive at the world premiere of “Flatliners” in 2017, in Los Angeles. Page and Portner say they are divorcing after three years of marriage. 

Emma Portner (left) and Elliot Page arrive at the world premiere of “Flatliners” in 2017, in Los Angeles. Page and Portner say they are divorcing after three years of marriage.

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NEW YORK — Actor Elliot Page and Emma Portner said Tuesday that they are divorcing after three years of marriage.

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer,” the Canadian couple said in a joint statement. “We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends.”

They gave no further details.

Page, the 33-year-old Oscar-nominated star of “Juno,” “Inception” and “The Umbrella Academy,” and Portner, a 26-year-old choreographer and dance teacher, announced their marriage early in 2018 after only having hinted at their relationship on social media.

Portner was vocal in her support of Page when the actor came out as transgender in December, an announcement that was widely greeted as a watershed moment for the trans community in Hollywood. Page, who previously went by “Ellen,” took to Twitter at the time, writing in part: “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 love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer.”

Page broke out in Jason Reitman’s 2007 film “Juno” in a performance as a pregnant teenager that earned him an Academy Award nomination.

Page has frequently worked to bring the lives of LGBTQ characters to screen, including the 2015 film “Freeheld,” which he produced and starred in as the partner of a dying New Jersey police detective who had been denied pension benefits.

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