Actor Elliot Page, 33, formerly known as Ellen Page and who declared himself a transgender man late last year, is divorcing his 26-year-old wife Emma Portner after three years of marriage.

The couple released a statement in which they said they broke up six months ago.

After much deliberation, we made the difficult decision to divorce after breaking up last summer. We respect each other very much and remain close friends,

– it says.

Page filed for divorce yesterday with the Manhattan Supreme Court.

When Elliot declared himself a transgender man, his wife supported him and said that she was very proud of her husband. What caused the separation of the couple is unknown. But the actor deleted all the pictures with his ex-wife from his Instagram profile, and the dancer completely deleted her account on the social network.

The fact that they legalized their relationship, Paige and Portner announced in January 2018. Four years earlier, Paige had come out and declared himself a lesbian.