-- Ellen Page thanked Ellen DeGeneres on an episode of her show, saying she was "grateful" to the host for coming out "in a time that was much harder and much scarier."
"I can see you're emotional just watching that," DeGeneres said of the Valentine's Days speech, as the two watched a short clip.
On February 14, the 27-year-old "X-Men" star told the audience at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s inaugural Time to Thrive conference, "I am here today because I’m gay.”
Eve since that moment, Page said life is better than ever.
"I knew I would be a happier person, I knew I was going to feel better. I did not anticipate just how happy I would feel," she said. "Just every aspect of my life, just at ease and a comfort."
She said the extraordinary shift was basically overnight, because before coming out, she was carrying around a tremendous amount of guilt for not being out.
DeGeneres said Page "seems more relaxed."
"There's something about no having to worry about someone catching you in a lie," she said.
Page agreed and added "it's so nice to just be at work and talk about an ex or get to wear what you want and not have a conversation about it, and to feel like you are being yourself and get to connect with people in the world."
Page even said there are now these beautiful moments where closeted people will come up to her and ask her for advice.