Ellen Page quietly married Emma Portner & now they’re Canada’s golden couple
The last time I checked on Ellen Page’s love life, she was dating a blonde surfer girl named Samantha Thomas. That was in 2015, and I sort of just assumed that Ellen and Samantha were still happening. They were not! They broke up at some point – maybe early last year? – and Ellen began dating Emma Portner last summer. After less than a year of dating, they… got married! Or they eloped, I’m not actually clear about that. I think they eloped because I’m not sure they even told anyone about it ahead of time.
Ellen Page is married! “Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife,” the Flatliners actress wrote on Instagram, tagging her new fiancée, Emma Portner. A representative for Page confirmed the happy news to PEOPLE.
The post 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.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy this. I enjoy Ellen Page in general – I think she’s genuinely quirky and funny and smart, and I want good things for her, in her professional and her personal life. While I think a wedding/elopement after less than a year of dating (??) is sort of Kaley Cuoco-esque, I trust Ellen’s judgment. She’s 30 years old, not 20. She knows what she wants. And what she wants is to become one half of the cutest Canadian duo since… I don’t even know. Move over, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger! These two are the real Canadian sweethearts.
Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife. @emmaportner
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