Elliot Page & Emma Portner's Relationship Timeline Is So Swoon-Worthy
After three years of marriage, Elliot Page and Emma Portner's relationship timeline has reached its conclusion. According to multiple outlets, the Umbrella Academy actor reportedly filed for a contested divorce with the Manhattan Supreme Court on Jan. 26, 2021, and no, I'm not OK with it. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer," the pair said in a joint statement on Jan. 26, per People. "We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends."
While Portner isn't too active on social media, Page has shared tons of sweet photos of him and his wife over the years, which makes their reported split even more devastating. As Page gushed to W magazine back in February 2018, "I always watch her videos, and if I really miss her I scroll back to them. I'm just blown away by her talent, her ideas." And it's clear from Portner's response to Page coming out as transgender and non-binary she's just as supportive.
While hopefully there's plenty more friendship for these two, here's a quick recap of Page and Portner's relationship from the very beginning back in 2017.
They Connected On Instagram In Spring 2017
According to Portner's October 2017 interview with The Cut, Portner first caught Page's eye after she posted a video of herself dancing to a song by Sylvan Esso. The band shared the video, and Page decided soon after watching it to slide into Portner's DMs. "I thought, d*mn, this girl is so talented and so cool," Page told the New York Times during a February 2018 interview. "I knew right away we were both creative spirits." Though it's unclear when exactly Page decided to shoot his shot, it likely happened sometime in spring 2017, as Page's ex, Samantha Thomas, made her last appearance on Page's grid in February 2017.
They Became IG Official In June 2017
In May 2017 — a few months after he reportedly broke up Thomas — Page posted a video of Portner dancing on IG with the caption, "For inspiration follow @emmaportner." Page shared clips of Portner's work in a few more posts before he finally posted his first selfie with Portner. Not long after that, he shared their first collaboration, which showed Portner improvising while Page covered Britney Spears' "Lucky" on the guitar.
They Made Their Red Carpet Premiere In September 2017
They Announced Their Marriage In January 2018
Page shocked fans when he took to IG in January 2018 to announce he and Portner were officially married. "Can't believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife," Page captioned a series of photos, including one that showed their matching wedding bands.
They Adopted A Dog In June 2019
Though Page has had his cute pup, Patters, for years, he and Portner decided to add another four-legged friend to their family in June 2019. "A new family member! We love you Mo!" Page wrote in an IG post announcing their new addition. "Thank you @poshpetsrescue for all that you do!!!"
Page Came Out As Trans In December 2020
In December 2020, Page came out as transgender and non-binary on Instagram. In his thoughtful note, Page said he felt gratitude for those who have supported him on his journey to accepting and sharing his gender identity. "I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self," he wrote.
Portner reposted the note on her own IG grid along with the caption, "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."
Page Filed For Divorce In January 2021
After three years of marriage, Page filed for divorce from Portner, according to TMZ. Per People, the former couple separated during summer 2020 and remains friends.
Here's hoping they've made the best decision for themselves and for their relationship.
Editor's note: This story was updated following Page and Portner's divorce announcement.
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