Elliot Page says he '100% knew he was a boy' as a toddler four months after he came out as a transgender man

ELLIOT Page says he "100% knew he was a boy" as a toddler.

The actor recalled his childhood in a new interview with Vanity Fair just four months after he came out as a transgender man.



Reflecting on coming to terms with his gender, Elliot told the outlet: "All trans people are so different, and my story's absolutely just my story. But yes, when I was a little kid, absolutely, 100%, I was a boy.

"I knew I was a boy when I was a toddler. I was writing fake love letters and signing them 'Jason.' Every little aspect of my life, that is who I was, who I am, and who I knew myself to be."

The Umbrella Academy star continued: "I just couldn't understand when I'd be told, 'No, you're not. No, you can't be that when you're older.'"

"You feel it. Now I'm finally getting myself back to feeling like who I am, and it's so beautiful and extraordinary, and there's a grief to it in a way."

The 34-year-old also admitted he had mix feelings about coming out, stating: "My feelings aren't really linear.


"I feel emerging joy and excitement one moment, and then in the next, profound sadness reading about people wanting to take gender-affirming health care away from children. I feel so grateful to be at this place in my life, and I want to use the strength I have to help in all the ways that I can.

"The reason you and I have the privileges we have is because people have sacrificed so much for so, so, so long and put everything on the line."

Back in December, the Oscar-nominated actor shared a long letter with fans on Twitter announcing the news and confirming his new pronouns.


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

The actor further claimed he felt "overwhelming gratitude" for the friends who have supported him, and for finally being able to express his "authentic self."

He then thanked the trans community for their "courage, generosity, and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place."

Nearly two months after publicly coming out, Elliot filed for divorce from wife Emma Portner.

The couple tied the knot in 2018.

TMZ reported that the documents were filed in Manhattan and asked for the dissolution of their marriage.

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