Ellen Page didn’t just flip the calendar to 2018 this week.
She flipped her marital status from single to…
The actress took social media followers and fans around the globe by extreme shock on Wednesday night when she confirmed that she recently exchanged vows with girlfriend Emma Portner.
“Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife,” the former Juno star wrote on Wednesday, tagging Portner in a post that included one very special photo.
The photo featured Page and Portner’s hands, fingers barely touching, wedding rings on full display for all to see.
Portner also announced the surprise marriage on her Instagram page, using the same sweet snapshot and writing as a caption:
“@ellenpage I LOVE YOU.”
The actress first started sharing photos with Portner on social media over the summer.
A teacher at the Broadway Dance Center, the new Mrs. Ellen Page originally hails from Ottawa, Ontario, according to her biography on the dance school’s website.
Page and Portner have a number of interpretive dance videos online together, while the newlyweds have also occasionally sang cover songs as a duo.
Before romancing Portner, the Oscar nominee went steady with Samantha Thomas from September 2015 to early 2017.
In 2014, Page came out as gay at a Human Rights Campaign event in an inspiring speech that earned her a standing ovation at the time.
“I’m here today because I am gay,” Page told the crowd, adding:
“And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”
She concluded as follows:
“You have ideas planted in your head, thoughts you never had before, that tell you how you have to act, how you have to dress and who you have to be.
“I have been trying to push back, to be authentic, to follow my heart, but it can be hard.”
Shortly after making this announcement, Page appeared opposite Ellen DeGeneres on the latter’s talk show and said:
“I knew I would be a happier person. I knew that I was gonna feel better and I did not anticipate just how happy I would feel in just every aspect of my life.
“Just an ease and a comfort and it’s really been quite extraordinary to feel just the shift. It was pretty much overnight.”
That’s so wonderful to hear.
And so is this news about her marriage.
Congrats to Ellen Page and Emma Portner!