Elliot Page's wife Emma Portner is 'so proud' and says spouse's 'existence is a gift' after he comes out as transgender

ELLIOT Page's wife Emma Portner said she is "so proud" and that her spouse's "existence is a gift."

The supportive comments come after Elliot came out as transgender.

The 26-year-old dancer and choreographer took to Instagram to praise Elliot on Tuesday.

Emma reposted Elliot's original announcement and wrote in the caption: "I am so proud of @elliotpage.

"Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world.

"I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day."

The caption concluded: "Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself.

"Shine on sweet E. Love you so much."

The 33-year-old actor shared a long letter to fans on Twitter announcing the big news and confirming his new pronouns.

Elliot wrote: "I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."

The Oscar-nominated actor further claimed he feels "overwhelming gratitude" for the friends who have supported him and for finally being able to express his "authentic self."

He then thanked the trans community for their "courage, generosity, and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place."

The Umbrella Academy star asked fans for "patience," adding: "I'm scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the 'jokes' and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture."

The actor came out as gay back in 2014 while giving a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive conference in Las Vegas.

Elliot and Emma tied the knot in 2018.

In addition to Emma, a number of fans and stars took to social media to show their support for Elliot, including Ellen DeGeneres.

Following Elliot's announcement, the 62-year-old talk show host tweeted: "Sending love to my friend, @TheElliotPage. You inspire me with your strength, courage and honesty."

Elliot rose to fame while portraying the titular character in the 2007 film Juno.

Some of the actor's other credits include roles in the films Whip It, Super, Inception and Tallulah.

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