Elliot Page's wife has paid tribute to her spouse and said she is "so proud" after he came out as trans.
Emma Porter, 26, shared her support for the 33-year-old Juno star after he came out as a transgender person on Tuesday.
Taking to her Instagram page, Emma wrote: "I am so proud of @elliotpage."
She continued: "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.
"Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much."
The Umbrella Academy star, formerly know as Ellen Page, shared a moving Twitter statement on Tuesday as he came out as trans.
Page said he could not "begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self".
The Canadian-born actor wrote: "I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer."
He continued: "The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I carry, I am also scared. I'm scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the 'jokes' and of violence."
Page also addressed discrimination towards trans people in the Twitter statement.
"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 statistics are staggering", Elliot added.
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The actor said: "To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you."
Page added he would "do everything I can to change this world for the better".
The star was showered with messages of love and support after their statement.
One fan tweeted: "Amazing. Welcome, Elliot! We're lucky to have you."
Another said: "Your strength, bravery and activism – not to mention all the art you contribute to this earth – is truly special. Thank you for being so open about your journey and for fighting so hard to make the world a better place."
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