The Juno star, who first came out as gay in 2014 and a transgender person in December 2020, reveals he once had a secret relationship with the House of Cards actress Kate Mara.
The 36-year-old Canadian actor detailed his past romance with Kate Mara in his upcoming memoir, Pageboy – in his memoir Page has revealed several other truths about his life that many people do not know.
The Oscar-nominee, who was once known as Ellen Page, secretly dated Kate in 2014 when she was in a relationship with Max Minghella.
Mara, 40, dated the Babylon star, 37, for almost four years and parted ways in 2014. Kate is now married to actor Jamie Bell with whom she shares two children.
“The first person I fell for after my heart was broken was Kate Mara. She had a boyfriend at the time, the lovely and talented Max Minghella,” Page wrote in his book, according to an excerpt obtained by PEOPLE.
He explained that his romance with the Fantastic Four alum felt ‘safe’ as she wasn’t fully available due to her commitment to The Handsmaid’s Tale actor.
“This was right after I’d come out as gay [in 2014], and it was a time of exploration and also heartbreak. I think my relationship, or whatever you want to call it with Kate, very much encapsulates a certain dynamic that I consistently found myself in, which was falling for people that — I think a lot of us do this — who aren’t fully available.”
He added, “And the sort of safety in that and the highs and the lows and the serotonin bump, and then it goes away.”
The Inception alum added that he is still close with Kate, and they still love and care for each other.
“I think the love and care that we have for each other is it’s very own special thing. Separate from the intimacy that I write about.”
Elliot and Kate have done several projects together – in 2014 the duo appeared together in Tiny Detectives. Three years later, the two actors were chosen to do another film as an on-screen couple – they portrayed the roles as two women who fell in love with each other in My Days of Mercy.
The movie was released in 2019 when they had already parted ways.
Following their split, both actors moved on to marry different people – Kate married her Fantastic Four costar, Jamie Bell, in 2017. Meanwhile, Elliot tied the knot with Emma Portner in 2018. The couple split in 2020 and finalized their divorce in 2021.
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