Just last month, actor Elliot Page was in the headlines for coming out as transgender. And now, he’s in the news once again, but this time to announce more somber news: That he has filed for divorce from his wife of three years, Emma Portner.

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer,” said Page and Portner in a joint statement, referring to a brief period of time in which they split for a season.

It seems that the divorce is amicable, and while they may not be in love with each other anymore, they do care deeply for one another. “We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends,” the statement read.

The split may come as a shock to fans of the couple. After Page had recently come out as transgender, Portner seemed to be very supportive of her wife in an Instagram post that poured out how proud and supportive she was of her wife.

“Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world,” she wrote in the post. “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.”

Instagram has been quite an important part of Page and Portner’s former relationship. They even fiirst met through the platform. It was dance videos from Portner (who is a Canadian ballerina and choreographer) that caught Page’s attention. At the time, he identified as a woman and a lesbian, and in 2018 he told The New York Style Magazine, “I just thought how talented and cool she was. At that time I already knew we were creative spirits.”

The two filed for contested divorce on January 26 in Manhattan Supreme Court. The two got married in January of 2018. No further details have been announced at this time.

Were you a fan of this couple? Are you surprised by this divorce? What other celebrity splits had you shocked when you first found out?