Oscar-nominated star Ellen Page came out as a transgender man named Elliot six years after publicly announcing he was gay.
The 33-year-old Canadian actor, who has been married to dancer Emma Portner since 2018, went on Twitter Tuesday morning to share an emotional statement with the reveal, writing, “Hi friends, I want to share with you that it is me trans, my pronouns are he / she and my name is Elliot.
“I'm lucky enough to write that. To have arrived at this place in my life. & # 39;
Elliot, who won an Oscar for his role in the film Juno in 2008, asked his followers and fans to be "patient" and admitted that he was "afraid" of the "invasiveness, hate, jokes and violence". so that he can move forward.
"My job is real, but also fragile," said the actor, adding, "The truth is that although I am deeply happy right now and know how privileged I am, I am also afraid."
Opening: Juno star Ellen Page came out as a transgender man named Elliot almost three years after marrying dancer Emma Portner (seen together in June 2019).
"I'm lucky enough to write this": The 33-year-old actor took to Twitter Tuesday morning to share an emotional post with the reveal
Changes: In addition to posting his statement, Elliot updated his social media accounts, changed his usernames, and added a new profile picture (above) to his Twitter and Instagram
Emotional: Elliot's wife Emma went on Instagram shortly after the actor shared his testimony to offer public support and write, "Shine on sweet E. Love you so much".
In his statement, Elliot did not disclose what stage of his transition process he is in, nor did he disclose whether he is undergoing or planning to undergo hormone therapy or top and bottom surgery.
However, the actor, who is currently preparing to shoot the third season of Netflix hit The Umbrella Academy, has announced changes to his official social media accounts, which he can see on Twitter as @TheElliotPage and on Instagram as @elliotpage published.
Elliot thanked loved ones for their support on his journey and expressed his "overwhelming gratitude" for helping him reach a stage where he was comfortable "pursuing his authentic self".
Shortly after the actor posted his statement, his wife Emma expressed her public support for him on Instagram and repeated her partner's request for patience.
& # 39; I'm so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world, ”wrote Emma.
“I also ask for your patience and privacy (and) that you work fervently for me every day for the trans life. Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on the sweet E. I love you so much. & # 39;
She also commented on Elliot's Instagram post, writing, "I love you so much, Elliot."
Elliot's decision to publicly reveal that he is transgender comes almost three years after the couple tied the knot in a secret ceremony after only being together publicly for six months.
Prior to their relationship, Juno star Elliot was linked to various male and female partners, including Big Little Lies star Alexander Skarsgård and actress Shailene Woodley – though their romance was never confirmed.
He also dated artist Samantha Thomas for 18 months, with the couple only separating a few months before Elliot Emma tied the knot.
Breakthrough: Elliot first became a household name after starring as a pregnant teenager in the 2007 film Juno, for which he received an Oscar nomination
Speaking: Elliot (pictured in November 2019) publicly appeared gay in 2016 when speaking at the THRIVE conference for the LGTBQ youth human rights campaign
Elliot publicly appeared gay in an emotional speech at the THRIVE conference of the human rights campaign for LGTBQ youth in 2016.
In the speech, the actor said he hoped his messages would help others struggle with their sexuality and said, “I'm here today because I'm gay. And because maybe I can make a difference. & # 39;
Elliot's latest statement was supported by dozens of A-listeners, including Miley Cyrus, who wrote, "Elliot Rules!"
Anna Paquin – who starred alongside Elliot's ex Alexander in True Blood – also commented, writing, “I send you all the love and I support Elliot!
“And just to save some time for everyone who is hateful / transphobic / homophobic, you can all run away. Elliot is a damn warrior and a human treasure. & # 39;
The Umbrella Academy's official report also shared some nice words: “So proud of our superhero !! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT !!! & # 39;
Elliot is currently set to begin filming the third season of the hit Netflix series, although it is not known whether his personal messages will be reflected in the series' plot.
The actor plays violinist Vanya Hargreeves on the superhero series, one of seven siblings with extraordinary abilities who are adopted by an eccentric billionaire and turned into a crime-fighting team.
Star: Elliot (seen March 2014) thanked loved ones for their support on his journey and recognized the pioneers in the transgender community
While sharing his latest testimony, Elliot also paid tribute to those pioneers in the transgender community who have already made the world a better place.
They wrote, “I am overwhelmingly grateful for the incredible people who supported me on this journey. I cannot express how remarkable it is to finally love who I am in order to pursue my authentic self.
“I've been inspired endlessly by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity, and your tireless work to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer all possible support and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society. & # 39;
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