Elliot Page’s Wife, Emma Portner, Calls Him a True Gift After He Shared That He’s Trans

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From Cosmopolitan

  • Elliot Page shared that he is trans yesterday in a letter posted on Twitter and Instagram.

  • His wife, Emma Portner, shared her joy at Elliot’s coming out and called him a gift.

Yesterday was a major day for Juno and Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page—in a moving letter posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, he shared that he is trans, his name is Elliot, and he goes by “he” and “they” pronouns.

He wrote:

“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 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. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”

After Elliot received an outpouring of support from celebrity friends and fans alike, his wife—New York City–based dance teacher Emma Portner—took to Instagram to share how proud she is of her man for being his most authentic self.

“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 wrote along with a screenshot of his letter.

Much love to Elliot and Emma in this incredibly special time in their relationship!

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