Elliot Page and Emma Portner announce divorce after 3 years of marriage

"We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends."

Elliot Page, and their spouse of three years, Emma Portner, have issued a joint statement to announce their plans to end their relationship after three years of marriage.

"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer," the couple said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends."

The Oscar-nominated "Juno" star married the dancer and choreographer in 2018.

Last month, Page declared that their name was Elliot and they are trans.

"I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life," Page wrote at the time. "I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self."

"I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive," they continued. "To all trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better."

The announcement was met with support from friends -- both famous and not. Portner shared the post to her Instagram along with a moving message.

"I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world," she wrote. "I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much."

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