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Elliot Page Signs Up To His First Ever Dating App With Help From Umbrella Academy Co-Star

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Elliot Page Signs Up To His First Ever Dating App With Help From Umbrella Academy Co-Star

Elliot Page has signed up for his first-ever dating app and he's had help from one of his Umbrella Academy co-stars.

After divorcing from his wife 18 months ago, the 35-year-old actor felt it was time to get himself onto the dating scene.

Judging from a snap uploaded to his Instagram page, he's enlisted the help of Ritu Arya, who portrays Lila Pitts in the supernatural series, to help him get set up.

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He posted a snap of the two laying side by side in the most wholesome of manners, as they huddled over a device.

Credit: elliotpage/Instagram.
Credit: elliotpage/Instagram.

Page's divorce from his wife, Emma Portner, was very amicable and was announced shortly after Elliot came out as transgender in December 2020.

Emma said she ‘proudly’ supported Elliot's decision to come out as transgender.

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Page announced on his Instagram: “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot.

"I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”

Elliot recently opened up about how he was overwhelmed with the response to his Umbrella Academy character's transition on the show.

Season three picks up where the second one left off, with the Hargreeves family managing to prevent an apocalypse in 1963 only to find their home renamed as 'The Sparrow Academy' and playing host to another family of superpowered siblings.

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When Page came out as transgender, it was quickly made clear that his part on the show wouldn't be affected, and it was announced earlier this year that the character would be transitioning too.

Elliot Page announced his transition in 2020. Credit: Alamy
Elliot Page announced his transition in 2020. Credit: Alamy

There has been plenty of positive fan reaction, and Page has spoken about his happiness that the transition has been so well received by The Umbrella Academy fanbase.

Speaking to Good Morning America, Page explained that he'd had 'such an incredible experience' working with showrunner Steve Blackman and writer Thomas Page McBee to get the transition right.

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The transition is part of Viktor's storyline for season three and Page spoke about how showrunner Blackman had taken the matter seriously and asked him for his input on how it should be handled.

He explained he was 'really proud with what we came up with' for Viktor's character and spoke of the warm fan reaction to the transition.

He said: "So far it seems really positive which makes me feel happy in terms of the representation and hopefully it meaning something to people."

Featured Image Credit: Elliot Page/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, Elliot Page

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