Ellen Page publicly comes out as a transgender male named Elliot telling fans in a statement: ‘My pronouns are he/they’
- The 33-year-old Oscar-nominated actor took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to share an emotional statement with the revelation
- It began: ‘Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, My pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot’
- The Umbrella Academy star’s statement also came with changes to the social media account as it is now @TheElliotPage
- Elliot has been married to wife Emma Portner since 2018; Emma voiced her support for her partner on Instagram, writing, ‘I am so proud of @elliotpage’
- The actor, who shot to global fame after starring in 2007 movie Juno alongside Jason Bateman, publicly came out as gay in 2016
Oscar-nominated star Ellen Page has come out as a transgender male named Elliot, six years after he publicly revealed he was gay.
The 33-year-old actor, who has been married to dancer and choreographer Emma Portner since 2018, took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to share an emotional statement with the revelation, writing: ‘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 have arrived at this place in my life.’
Elliot, who received an Oscar nod for their role in the hit 2008 movie Juno, asking his followers and fans for ‘patience’, admitting that he is ‘scared’ of the ‘invasiveness, the hate, the jokes, and of the violence’ that he may face moving forward.
‘My job is real, but it is also fragile,’ the actor said, adding: ‘The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared.’
Opening up: Oscar-nominated star Ellen Page (seen in March 2014) has come out as a transgender male named Elliot
‘I feel lucky to be writing this’: The 33-year-old actor took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to share an emotional post with the revelation
Support: Elliot has been married to professional dancer and choreographer Emma Portner since 2018, having come out as gay in 2016
Emotional: Emma took to Instagram shortly after Elliot shared his statement to offer public words of support, writing, ‘Shine on sweet E. Love you so much’
Elliot thanked his loved ones for their support through his journey, expressing his ‘overwhelming gratitude’ for helping him to reach a stage where he felt comfortable to ‘pursue his authentic self’.
Shortly after the actor posted his statement, his wife Emma voiced her public support for Elliot on Instagram, while reiterating her partner’s plea for patience.
‘I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world,’ Emma wrote.
‘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.’
Elliot’s decision to publicly reveal that he is transgender comes almost three years after the couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony, having only been dating publicly for six months.
The actor also gave credit to the trailblazers in transgender community who have already made the world a better place.
They wrote: ‘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.’
The actor, who most recently starred in Netflix hit The Umbrella Academy, also revealed changes to his official social media accounts, posting on Twitter under the username @TheElliotPage, and on Instagram as @elliotpage.
Star: Elliot (seen in November 2019) thanked their loved ones for their support through his journey and gave credit to the trailblazers in transgender community who have already made the world a better place