Ellen Page is known for being a low-key and down-to-earth star, but it’s still surprising to learn that she somehow kept a massive secret from her fans. How massive? Oh, you know, just the fact that she married her partner, Emma Portner.
The couple revealed the news on Instagram on Wednesday with a simple, beautiful shot of their hands wearing a wedding band on each of their ring fingers. Page shared a few additional images of her and Portner in what looked to be a wooded area where they lovingly sat together and kissed. “Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife,” Page captioned the slideshow. Fans were thrilled with the announcement—the post racked up more than 50,000 likes in under an hour—though no word yet on when, or where, the pair actually tied the knot.
According to People, the couple first went public with their relationship last summer, when Page began sharing images of Portner, a teacher at the Broadway Dance Center, to her Instagram account. According to her biography, Portner’s “…performance and choreography appear in Justin Bieber’s ‘Life Is Worth Living’ video as well as on his Purpose World Tour,” so yeah, she’s awesome.
“From one day to the next [after coming out], I felt a happiness and an inner peace which I hadn’t known for years. My life now is overwhelming, and I’m glad to be in a position where I can support my community and also help show that you can still play all kinds of roles after you are out.” The actress added that now things in the LGBTQ community are changing fast and that the “more people who come out will ultimately help put an end to the idea that coming out destroys your career. We have to make that happen.”