Surprise! Ellen Page Is Married to Emma Portner
"Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife," the Flatliners actress wrote on Instagram
[Editor's Note: Elliot Page, known formerly as Ellen, came out as transgender in 2020. "Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," he wrote. "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."]
Ellen Page is married!
“Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife,” the Flatliners actress wrote on Instagram Wednesday, tagging her new wife, Emma Portner. A representative for Page confirmed the happy news to PEOPLE.
Portner also announced the surprise marriage on her Instagram page, writing, “@ellenpage I LOVE YOU.”
Both posts also included a photo of Page, 30, and Portner’s hands, complete with wedding bands, touching against a white background.
The actress first began posting photos with Portner on social media over the summer. A teacher at the Broadway Dance Center, Portner is originally from Ottawa, Ontario, according to her bio on the dance school’s website.
“Her performance and choreography appear in Justin Bieber’s ‘Life Is Worth Living’ video as well as on his Purpose World Tour,” the biography states.
Page has posted numerous interpretive dance videos with Portner and the duo have sometimes shared cover songs together.
In 2014, Page came out as gay at a Human Rights Campaign event in a rousing speech that earned her a standing ovation. The actress said she was ready to come out in hopes that her experience would help other people struggling with their sexuality.
The actress previously dated artist Samantha Thomas.