The couple, who were first spotted together in July 2017, announced their married status in a social media post that surprised fans.
“Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife,” the Canadian actress wrote at the time.
The lovebirds were overjoyed after making it past their first year of marriage.
“Before/after of an over one-year anniversary convo,” Page captioned an Instagram post. “Beyond grateful to all those who fought to allow us to be wife & wife. I love this magical human. I’m so f**king lucky. ❤️?️?❤️.”
The pair were right to show gratitude to those same-sex couples who paved the way for their public expression of love.
Among the many pioneers of same-sex love are Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia de Rossi, who recently celebrated 15 years together. Over in England, Elton John has always been proud to show his love for longtime partner David Furnish — even when same-sex marriages weren't yet legalized.
Page and Portner’s union has helped encourage other same-sex couples, whether or not they are on the road to marriage, to follow suit.
Other couples solidified their love around the same time Page and Portner did. Ricky Martin for example, married just one week after they tied the knot. He and his husband, Jwan Yosef, who recently welcomed their fourth child via surrogate, also helped give same-sex couples hope of having a family.
Page and Portner have been open about their sexuality and have been known to celebrate Pride. In June 2019, in honor of Pride month, they posted a tasteful nude photo of them lovingly embracing each other.
“HAPPY PRIDE!!! Sending love,” Page wrote in the caption at the time.
Check out RadarOnline.com’s gallery for more photos of celebrity same-sex couples that are married.
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at their Californian home on August 16, 2008. In March 2019, RadarOnline.com exclusively reported the talk show host was "in a slump,” and their marriage was crumbling.” Defying rumors, however, de Rossi was at the 2020 Golden Globes supporting her wife as she received the Carol Burnett Award.
Elton John & David Furnish
In December 2014, Elton John tied the knot with his longtime boyfriend David Furnish in a touching ceremony at their home in England. They previously completed a civil partnership in 2005 but made it official following England's legalizing of same-sex marriage.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry
Jillian Michaels & Heidi Rhoades
Wedding bells were supposed to be in the air for Jillian Michaels and ex-fiancée Heidi Rhoades, but after nine years together, they called it quits in June 2018. The former lovebirds have two children.
Lance Bass & Michael Turchin
Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin shared their 2014 nuptials with fans via a wedding special on E! Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding. Radar exclusively reported their joint bachelor party had "a lot of strippers" and "penis cakes that made a heart shape."
Barry Manilow & Garry Kief
In 2014, decades after his brief marriage to a woman, Barry Manilow secretly married his longtime manager Garry Kief in front of 50 guests at a Palm Springs mansion. “I didn’t think it was going to be that emotional,” Manilow told PEOPLE. “It was deeper than we thought it was going to be, looking at each other, saying, ‘I love you’ in front of people.”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita
“I’m from New Mexico. A lot of my rights are secured there,” Ferguson said in the clip. “But if I traveled right next door to Arizona, I could be kicked out of a restaurant for being gay. I could be denied a mortgage for being gay. I could be fired from a job for being gay, and all that’s within a matter of miles.”
“No one’s rights should be determined by what side of the state line they’re on,” he continued.
The two married in 2013.
Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef
Ricky Martin married Jean Yosef in 2018 after two years of dating. They will be celebrating their two-year anniversary on January 10.