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    Elliot Page Joins Dating App With The Help Of ‘Umbrella Academy’ Co-Star

    Elliot Page is out in search of a partner. He is getting back out there, with a bit of help from The Umbrella Academy‘s Ritu Arya. The 35-year-old actor got divorced back in 2018 and has been publically single since then.

    Recently, Page shared an Instagram story announcing that he’s looking for a future partner. The post couldn’t have been more adorable with his pal beside him in the picture.

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    Elliot Page Thanks Pal Ritu Arya For “Guiding” Him On His First Dating App

    Page with pal Ritu Arya
    Page with pal Ritu Arya

    The ‘Juno’ actor took to social media and shared a photo of himself on a bed next to Arya looking at what’s presumably his cell phone. He captioned the Story, “@rituarya guiding me on my first dating app ever.”

    Page signing up on the dating app comes some 18 months after he filed for divorce from Emma Portner after three years of marriage. A month prior to that, Portner publicly shared her support for Page, after he came out as transgender. “I am so proud of @elliotpage,” Portner wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot of his statement. “Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world.”

    I also ask for patience and privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day,” she added. “Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.”

    ‘Umbrella Academy’ Creator Beautifully Transitions Page’s Character- Victor’s Storyline

    'Umbrella Academy' creator Steve Blackman
    ‘Umbrella Academy’ creator Steve Blackman

    The ‘Umbrella Academy‘ creator and showrunner Steve Blackman recently shared with ET how he crafted Page’s character’s transition on the show. For starters, Blackman clarified this wasn’t done at the actor’s request. He said the decision was based on what felt creatively and narratively right.

    “I had already finished the season, the writers were gone, scripts were finished and I got a call from Elliot one day saying, ‘I’m transitioning.’ I was very happy for him,” Blackman told ET. “To his credit, he didn’t demand that I write it into the story. He said, ‘Do what you want. I trust you. Write it in, don’t write it in, whatever you want to do.’ Elliot is very kind like that.”

    “Ultimately, I decided to write it in, but to be honest, I did not know a lot about what it is to be transgender and I didn’t know how to tell that story,” he acknowledged.

    Blackman reached out to Nick Adams, GLAAD Media Institute Vice President and advocate for transgender rights, and transgender author/journalist Thomas Page McBee for guidance. “[Thomas has] been through the experience and he became my guide,” Blackman credited. “In collaboration with Elliot, they talked me through what it means to be trans, what it means, how it feels and how to tell a story.”

    Page’s reaction to the new scenes for the second episode of the season was that Blackman nailed it.

    I just sent the pages to Elliot and I said, ‘What do you think?’ And he said, ‘They’re beautiful.’ They had a few thoughts and that was it,” Blackman added. “He was so kind to me, he didn’t make any demands on it. He just said, ‘Craft the story you want to tell,’ which was really wonderful. You can’t get better as the showrunner, as a writer, from someone like that.”

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