New Delhi: Actor Elliot Page and Emma Portner on Tuesday left one and all in shock with their divorce announcement. In a joint statement, the couple said, “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.”
The couple had announced their surprise marriage on Instagram after dating for almost a year. Page shared a picture with his wife and wrote, Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife.”
Page, the 33-year-old actor, was recently in news for coming out as a transgender. The Umbrella Academy star took to Instagram to share a lengthy note and even as the couple had separated, Portner was vocal in lending her support for her husband.
An Oscar nominated actor, Page is known for his work in Juno, Inception and The Umbrella Academy. On the other hand, Portner is dancer teacher at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She was also featured in Justin Bieber’s “PURPOSE: The Movement” music videos and tour performances.