Elliot Page revealed in his new memoir Pageboy that he had a secret two-year relationship with a closed co-star.
The actor, 36, had met the actress – whom he calls ‘Ryan’ – 10 years ago on the set of a movie and they fell ‘desperately in love’ with each other, according to an extract obtained by page 6.
Page – who came out as transgender in 2020 and was once known as Ellen Page – writes that they had to be very low key, which meant refraining from public affection and keeping the romance from friends and family. family.
“My partner was more locked up than me for a change,” the Hard Candy star writes, who goes on to detail the “low-key but adventurous sex” they had.
The latest explosive revelation comes after Page exposed his passionate dates with his X-Men: Days of Future Past co-star Kate Mara and his Juno co-star Olivia Thirlby
Secret: Elliot Page revealed in his new memoir Pageboy that he had a secret two-year relationship with a closed co-star; seen in 2022
Pageboy was released on Tuesday, June 6 and gives fans a “brutally honest” look at his career and personal life.
Page remembers meeting the anonymous actress at a cafe when he was 26 and how he was captivated by her outer and inner beauty.
“She looked radiant – her dress, her smile, the way she brushed her hair back from her face…We discussed books, activism, our collective consciousness and the deep intelligence of nature,” he writes.
This innocent encounter quickly turned heated as Page detailed their wild sexual escapades, telling readers they “had a lot of fun” despite the secrecy.
‘[We had] discreet but adventurous sex. On rocks, just below the Pacific Coast Highway, hidden in rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, on a plane,” he recalled.
They traveled together and Page remembers being in the Air Canada lounge waiting for a flight when Ryan decided to write her a heartfelt note in the back sleeve of a book he was reading.
“She began to write on the back of the sleeve, a surge of love, one of the most beautiful letters I have ever received”, he remembers with tenderness.
Although her feelings were strong, Ryan insisted on hiding the relationship from her parents and they went to great lengths to hide it.
“His parents didn’t know. I was the friend who came over for Christmas… We never touched outside, we barely went to dinner,’ the Umbrella Academy actor wrote.
He even noted that the woman was “as ‘Ryan'” in her cell phone.
But the “constant lying, anxiety, disgust” ultimately made the relationship “unsustainable” and Ryan eventually broke up with Page.
Page – who was ‘broken’ by the split – assumes that Ryan couldn’t ‘handle the shame’ of being seen as a ‘queer’ person.
The Whip It star then recalled running into Ryan shortly after.
He remembers seeing her arrive at a party with an unnamed male date.
Page says he faked food poisoning in order to get out of the heartbreaking situation and it was Ryan’s date who tried to help by offering him some coconut water.
“He had no idea of our history of course,” Page clarifies.
He acknowledges that it was “a nice gesture” but that at the time he wanted nothing more than “to take this coconut water and throw it away”.
As if seeing his former lover move on wasn’t enough, Page admits it was their PDA that pushed him over the edge.
He writes: ‘[Ryan touching him] in a way she never could with me…it gutted me wholeheartedly.
Pageboy was released on Tuesday, June 6, and gives fans a “brutally honest” look at his career and personal life.
Page Six obtained an excerpt from the memoir in which Page claimed to have had sex with Juno co-star Olivia Thirlby “all the time” while filming the hit 2007 film.
The Oscar-nominated star – who was once known as Ellen Page – said he was immediately drawn to Thirlby, now 36, who played Juno’s best friend Leah in the movie.
He said: “I was surprised the moment I saw Olivia Thirlby. She seemed so much older, capable and centered.
‘Sexually open, a far cry from where I was then. But the chemistry was palpable, it attracted me.
Page – who played pregnant teenager Juno MacGuff in the film – told how they started ‘sucking each other’s faces’ in a hotel room after Thirlby confessed she was ‘really into’ him – this to which Page returned the favor.
He wrote: “It was on. I had an absolute desire for her, she made me want in a new way, full of hope.
He added that it was one of the first times someone made him cum.
Page said he and Thirlby started having sex “all the time,” writing, “Her hotel room, in our trailers at work, once in a tiny private room in a restaurant… We thought we were subtle. Being intimate with Olivia helped my shame dissipate. I didn’t see a glimmer of it in his eyes and I wanted to – no more feeling miserable about who I am.
Around the time Page and Thirlby filmed Juno, the pair were set to star in Jack & Diane – playing two young women who fall in love – but the two dropped out before production and the cast was changed several times.
Thirlby became publicly bisexual in 2011 – she has been married to Jacques Pienaar since 2014.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Thirlby for comment.
It comes after Elliot revealed he had a secret relationship with Kate Mara after he came out as gay in 2014 – and while she was dating Max Minghella.
He details in Pageboy how he and Kate, 40, struck up a romantic relationship while he was filming X-Men: Days of Future Past and that Kate was “in love with two people”.
Kate and Max split in 2014 after four years of dating. She is now married to actor Jamie Bell, with whom she shares two children.
In an excerpt from her memoir, obtained by People, Page writes, “The first person I fell in love with after my heart was broken was Kate Mara. She had a boyfriend at the time, the charming and talented Max Minghella.
‘It was right after I came out as gay [in 2014] and it was a time of exploration and also of heartbreak. I think my relationship, or whatever you want to call it with Kate, pretty much sums up a certain dynamic that I constantly found myself in, falling in love with people who – I think a lot of us do that – which are not fully available.
“And the kind of safety in that and the ups and downs and the serotonin bump and then it goes away. And I think that’s definitely a pattern in my life.
“I think the love and care we have for each other is very special. Separate yourself from the intimacy I write about.
Elliot said Max was in favor of Kate exploring their relationship – which was kept a secret from the world and says Kate told him: ‘I never thought I could be in love with two people and now I know I can.”
The couple played a couple in the movie My Days of Mercy which premiered in 2017 and released in 2019 – it was done after their romance.
Page added that Kate has read the book and will be attending a literary event in Los Angeles in June to promote it.
Elliot came out publicly as a transgender man in December 2020, but revealed he started “feeling like a boy” from the age of nine.
In a clip shared by People, Elliot recalled being at a gay bar just months before his 2008 movie Juno premiered.
At the bar, he met a woman named Paula, who unwittingly helped him deal with the feelings of “shame” he had.
He wrote: ‘Dancing, sweat running down my back, onto my chest. I watched Paula’s hair twist and bounce as she moved effortlessly, chaotic but controlled, sultry and strong.
“I caught her looking at me, or was it the other way around? We wanted to be taken. Deer in the headlights. Surprised, but not broken.
Having asked if he could kiss her, he continued, “And then I did. In a weird bar. In front of everyone around us. I was beginning to understand what all these poems were about, what they were about.
“Before, everything was cold, motionless, emotionless. All the women I had loved had not loved me back, and the one who had perhaps loved him had loved me badly.
“But there I was, on a dance floor with a woman who wanted to kiss me and the antagonistic, cruel voice that flooded my head whenever I felt the desire go silent.”
Elliot also discussed how the bar helped him deal with his feelings of shame.
He wrote: “Shame had been drilled into my bones since I became myself, and I struggled to rid my body of that toxic and erosive old marrow.
“But there was a joy in the room, it lifted me up, forced a reaction in my jaw, an uncontrolled, constant smile.”
Elliot was paid “north of $3 million” to write his 288-page story, which Flatiron Books will publish on June 6.
The two-time Emmy-nominated producer came out as a lesbian in 2014 while speaking at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference in Las Vegas.
Elliot kicks off his nine-date international tour on June 6 at City Hall in Midtown Manhattan, with upcoming dates to be announced soon.
It’s unclear if Elliot is still dating non-binary comedian Mae Martin after the pair got matching tattoos and dressed up for the 11th annual LACMA Art + Film Gala on Nov. 5.
Elliot’s divorce from Canadian dancer Emma Portner was finalized in 2021 after two years of marriage.