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27/01/2021 07:26 GMT | Updated 27/01/2021 07:28 GMT

Elliot Page Files For Divorce From Wife Emma Portner

The Umbrella Academy star was married to the dancer and choreographer for three years.

Juno actor Elliot Page has filed for divorce from choreographer and dancer Emma Portner after three years of marriage.

Elliot submitted the documents in Manhattan on Tuesday, around two months after he came out as transgender, according to TMZ.

He and Emma confirmed the news of their divorce in a joint statement, which read (per People): “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.”

Elliot, a regular on the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, came out on 1 December last year, writing on Instagram how happy he was to be his “authentic self”.

“I love that I am trans,” he wrote.

Emma shared her own statement soon afterwards, expressing how proud she was of Elliot.

“I also ask for patience and privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day,” she said. “Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.” 

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Emma Portner at the premiere of Tales Of The City in 2019

The two tied the knot in January 2018. Page previously came out as gay in 2014.

HuffPost did not immediately hear back from Page’s rep in a request for comment.

Elliot rose to fame in 2007 as the lead in the film Juno, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.

His other big-screen credits include the thrillers Hard Candy, Inception and the comedy Whip It.

More recently, he appeared in the Netflix originals The Umbrella Academy and Tales Of The City.

He also fronted and executive produced the Viceland documentary Gaycation, which explored queer culture around the globe.