‘Umbrella Academy’ Star Actor Elliot Page files for divorce from wife Emma Portner

Newly available court records have revealed that “Umbrella Academy” star actor Elliot Page has filed for divorce from his wife, Emma Portner.

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The 33-year-old actor who recently came out as transgender filed for a contested divorce on Tuesday 26 January in a Manhattan Supreme Court.

After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer,” the pair said in a joint statement.

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

Portner, 26, a professional dancer and choreographer, had publicly supported Page’s coming out last year, saying she was “so proud.”

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Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world,” Portner said in an Instagram post on 1 December 2020.

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.”

The divorce comes three years after the pair married in January 2018. Page and Portner both Canadian-born have been very public about their love for each other.

Page who came out as gay in February 2014 said in the more recent announcement: “I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”

“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive.” He said

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