The two had a very honest discussion about Ellen P’s experience coming out, the effect being closeted had on her life and career, and how special her relationship with her girlfriend, surfer Samantha Thomas, is to her.
It was a busy weekend for Ellen Page at the Toronto International Film Festival, but its been fantastic week too.
Not only did she attend the premiere for Freeheld with her girlfriend Samantha Thomas, but she was also busy walking the red carpet Evan Rachel Wood, who plays her sister in the dystopian flick Into the Forest.
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with Page and her colleagues for both films. Watch below
Page, and the artist and surfer have been dating for several months and when asked why she decided to make their relationship public at this time, the Juno star said simply:
I’m in love.”
Freeheld has been a passion project for Page so the premiere seemed like the right time for their glamorous public debut.
Page told E! News
Walking down the carpet holding my girlfriend’s hand is pretty special. It’s pretty awesome.”
The actress, who came out in February 2014, stars in the true story of a lesbian couple who fight for domestic partner rights after one of them is diagnosed with cancer.
So it was perhaps only fitting that she would use the occasion of its screening at the Toronto International Film Festival to go public with the new love in her life.
Samantha also joined Ellen at the special party Vanity Fair threw for Freeheld which also stars Julianne Moore, Steve Carell and Michael Shannon.
The two looked awesome as they both wore tuxedo ensembles.
During the premiere event, close friend Ruby Rose couldn’t help but gush about her close friend’s latest project.
Writing on Instagram, she said
When your best friend is the most talented, funny, beautiful, generous, humble human being it’s hard to not smile until it hurts. Ellen, I am so proud of you and will always be grateful for everything you are and will always be to me.”
She later posed with Page and Thompson, but not before talking about their chic looks.
So, Ellen Page was been spotted on the streets of New York City this week, with her arms wrapped around a lovely, tall blonde.
And according to Us Weekly, this lady is her new girlfriend, Samantha Thomas.
Well not so new – as a source revealed to the mag that the couple has been dating for seven months already, but who is this new lady in Page’s life?
So who is this new lady…
1. She’s a talented artist (and Page is clearly a fan of her work.)
Thomas is described by Baku magazine as an artist who is “carving out a name for herself with her 3D painting”
2. She’s a fan of ice hockey
Thomas has posted several pictures of herself watching hockey. And just in case you were wondering who she supports, she’s a big fan of the Anaheim Ducks.
3. She loves the sea
On Thomas’ Instagram bio, she describes herself as an “Artist Surfer Ladybug,” and her pictures prove it.
4. She’s an animal lover
One glance at Samantha’s Instagram page will tell you that she’s an animal lover. With multiple posts starring one seriously adorable pup
5. Water sports may be her thing, but so is skateboarding
Sometimes a picture is all you need to say thousand words.