Ellen Page Marries Partner Emma Portner

Juno star Ellen Page has married her partner, dancer Emma Portner.


The 30-year-old actress announced the news of her marriage to Portner on Instagram, with a series of romantic pictures.

“Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife,” Page wrote.


Page’s wife Emma Portner is a Canadian dancer who manages and directs her own New York dance company, originally named Flock’d (now called Emma Portner and Artists). She also teaches classes at the Broadway Dance Center and was named Choreographer of the Year by the American Dance Awards in 2012.

Page came out in 2014 during a speech for HRC (Human Rights Campaign) in which she said that she was “tired of hiding”.

“I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered, and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain.

“I am young, yes, but what I have learned is that love, the beauty of it, the joy of it and yes, even the pain of it, is the most incredible gift to give and to receive as a human being. And we deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.”

Emma Portner and Ellen Page pictured in black and white. They posted this on instagram with the caption "Can't believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife".

Last month, Page outlined her experiences at the hands of X Men: The Last Stand director Brett Ratner, after he was accused of the sexual harassment/ misconduct of six women.

Speaking to a female co-star of Page about Page at a staff event, Ratner reportedly said: “You should fuck her to make her realise she’s gay.”

In a detailed Facebook post Page went on to describe the impact of Ratner’s words. “I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself. I knew I was gay but did not know, so to speak,” writes Page.

“I felt violated when this happened. I looked down at my feet, didn’t say a word and watched as no one else did either. This man, who had cast me in the film, started our months of filming at a work event with this horrific, unchallenged plea. He “outed” me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognise as homophobic.”

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