Transgender star Elliot Page has reportedly filed for divorce from their wife Emma Portner, less than two months after the Umbrella Academy actor publicly came out.
Elliot, 33, is understood to have filed legal documentation with a court in Manhattan, according to TMZ, seeking to dissolve their three-year marriage to the 26-year-old professional dancer, who publicly supported her partner’s decision to come out as transgender back in December.
However days after Emma expressed her ‘pride’ over Elliot’s statement, she deleted her Instagram account temporarily – although it has since been reactivated. Both she and Elliot have removed all images of one another from their respective accounts.
Split? Transgender Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page has reportedly filed for divorce from their wife Emma Portner, two months after coming out
Moving on: Elliot (pictured in their most recent Instagram post), 33, tied the knot with Emma in a secret ceremony at the start of 2018, around six months after they began dating
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Before deleting her account, Emma made a public plea for ‘patience and privacy’, and made clear that her own ‘gender identity, pronouns, and sexuality’ are ‘private and not up for debate’.
Elliot last addressed the public in a statement shared on their Instagram account on December 20, when the actor thanked their fans for their support over their decision to come out.
‘From the bottom of my heart, thank you,’ Elliot wrote, while sharing an image of themselves posing in a black hoodie and wire-framed glasses.
‘Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. Be there for each other.’
Emma has shared a handful of posts on her account since reactivating it early in the new year, however she has not addressed her relationship with Elliot since December, instead sharing two dance videos, and two tongue-in-cheek selfies that see her posing with a potato.
Despite removing images of Elliot from her Instagram, Emma still has a copy of the actor’s coming out statement posted on her account, along with the statement of support and pride she shared at the time it was released.
In control: 26-year-old Emma made a plea for privacy in the wake of Elliot’s announcement, and soon after, she deleted her Instagram account, although it has since been reactivated
Deleted: At the time, it was unclear why Emma chose to step away from social media, however it may be that she wanted to step back from the spotlight while dealing with her relationship
In the post, she wrote: ‘I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world.
‘I also ask for patience & privacy [and] 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 also commented on Elliot’s Instagram post, writing: ‘Love you so much elliot.’
It is unclear why Emma chose to delete her Instagram account in the days after Elliot came out, however it was believed at the time that the decision may have come as a result of the influx of hateful comments targeted at the Juno actor in the wake of their statement.
In the light of the couple’s divorce news, it may well be that Emma chose to take a step back from the public eye while dealing with her relationship in private.
Elliot and Emma have been together since 2017, and they wed in a secret ceremony in early 2018.
Evolution in public: Elliot publicly came out as gay in 2014, and reports first surfaced that the star was dating Emma in 2017, six months before they wed
Emotional: Reports that the couple are divorcing come less than two months after Emma offered public words of support for her spouse, writing, ‘Shine on sweet E. Love you so much’
Clarification: She later made clear on Instagram that her own ‘gender identity, pronouns, and sexuality are private and not up for debate’
Distance: Elliot and Emma (pictured in 2017) have not been seen together in public since early in 2020
Under wraps: The couple has been fairly private throughout their relationship, but shared this revealing romantic shot on social media
Coming out: Elliot took to Twitter on December 1 to publicly share the news that he is transgender
Changes: Elliot also updated his social media accounts, changing his usernames, and adding a new profile picture (above) to his Twitter and Instagram
Looking ahead: The actor is preparing to begin filming for the third season of Netflix hit The Umbrella Academy, and insiders have revealed he will continue to play female violinist Vanya
Breakthrough: Elliot first found fame for starring as a pregnant teenager in the hit 2007 movie Juno, for which he earned an Oscar nomination