Elliot Page has filed for divorce from Emma Portner after 3 years of marriage, and social media has thoughts.
'Juno' star Elliot Page has filed for divorce from Emma Portner. The two released a joint statement to People, saying:
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the decision to divorce following our separation last summer. We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends."
The announcement comes two months after Elliot Page came out as nonbinary and trans. Emma Portner remains a huge supporter of Page, praising him shortly after he came out:
"I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer, and non-binary people are a gift to this world."
Page and Portner met on Instagram in 2017. Six months later, they married. Everyone called them #couplesgoals. Obviously more was going on behind-the-scenes. We fans will never get the full story of the celebs we love.
This hasn't stopped people from speculating about why Elliot and Emma are divorcing. I've been reading so many comments about their divorce. Many are saying that "Emma didn't sign up to be married to a guy, so that's why they are divorcing." Those who are thinking this have no clue how it works. Elliot didn't just realize he was trans. It's been with him his whole life. It's only now where he feels comfortable living out proud. Emma knew she was marrying a man (and no, it's not the "best of both worlds"). If someone identifies as a male or female between the ears, then they are that gender. Elliot is a male, and Emma knew that.
Elliot Page coming out as trans isn't the problem. Couples break up and it's sad. It's not our place to speculate how they ended. Just send your well-wishes and respect their privacy.
JoJo Siwa low-key came out as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and the support she's receiving is beautiful!
âJoJo Siwa, who first entered our lives on 'Dance Moms,' has 'come out.'. The 17-year-old singer/dancer/actress/entertainer/etc first had fans scratching their head when she lip-synced to "Born This Way" on TikTok. Shortly after, she shared a pic of her wearing a shirt that says "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever."
The media jumped at the posts, and put out articles about her 'coming out.' While I wanted to post about this last night, I held off. JoJo Siwa pretty much confirmed the news (for me) by sharing words of congrats from her friends on Insta-stories.
Whether someone is gay or not, I applaud and celebrate anyone who decides to live their truth freely and openly. JoJo Siwa is a tween and teen icon. She could be a life-saver for tweens and teens who are questioning their sexuality, and are absolutely terrified.
When I was a tween and teen questioning my sexuality (I had crushes on a few female classmates, as well as male classmates), I had no celebrities my age to look up to that were openly LGBT. I kept everything quiet, despite the fact my peers kind of knew (in high school, I was nicknamed "Ellen" because I gave off a "gay vibe."). If there had been a celebrity like JoJo Siwa back when I was young, things would have been a lot easier.
To parents who may be upset by JoJo 'coming out:' Please do not ban JoJo Siwa from your kids' lives. I am a parent too, and I understand wanting to protect your kids from things you don't understand. However, JoJo 'coming out' is not a scary thing. Think about it: What if one of your kids were LGBTQIA+, and terrified of telling you? Celebs like JoJo can help your child navigate what they are going through internally, and give them the strength to live their truth. JoJo is a vibrant and positive influence. She's a hell of a lot better than some of the scumbags that are out there. Please, don't take JoJo away from your kids. You will cause your kids more damage that way. You will also teach them that being gay is wrong, and it's not.
JoJo is still JoJo. All that has changed is that we know she loves differently than we thought, which shouldn't matter anyway. What matters is that she loves.
JoJo Siwa, you are an icon. You have already been the big sister to millions of fans, and now you will be their advocate. Being a kid is tough. When you're a gay kid, it can be incredibly brutal. JoJo, you will be that person who will help so many LGBT youth live their truth freely and openly. Blessings to you <3
UPDATE: JoJo herself has confirmed the news (watch video below)
Busy Philipps shares that her 12 year old, Birdie, 'came out' to her, and prefers 'they/them' pronouns.
During a recent episode on her podcast, actress Busy Philipps shared that her 12 year old had recently 'come out' to her. In addition, Birdie told their mother that their pronouns are 'they/them.' The conversation between Birdie and their mother happened after the family watched "Soul." Birdie had gone to their room and was listening to Harry Styles' "Fine Line," while laying on the floor. Busy Philipps went in to check on Birdie, and the two talked.
Philipps admits to struggling with Birdie's pronouns:
"I said, you know Bird, I've been doing a bad job with the pronouns because Birdie said that they would like their pronouns to be they/them and I haven't been doing it because I have this public persona and I want Birdie to be in control of their own narrative."
Busy did give her child some amazing words to live by:
"I said to [them], 'The other thing I want to tell you that I wish I had known was you get to build your life however the f**k you want to and it doesn't have to look like anything you've ever seen or anything that's ever been modeled for you because maybe it doesn't exist. This is a different world that you get to f**king build."
Birdie did give their mom permission to discuss their orientation and preferred pronouns.
Busy Philipps' struggle is not uncommon. Even the most liberal of minds will stumble at times. Humans, by nature, have trouble adjusting to any type of change in life (case in point, 2020). When it comes to our children, parents naturally go to a place of fear; fear that our kids will be relentlessly bullied for being their authentic self.
It's all about educating ourselves on what our child is going through, and asking them questions.
I am so emotional right now, because I am so proud of Birdie. Birdie is wise beyond their years, and that is because they have amazing parents.
Busy Philipps, you are doing a fantastic job!
To the Karens that are about to shade the fuck out of me, I'm sorry that my compassion and tolerance scares the shit out of you. Then again, no I'm not.