Sunday, September 13th – Ellen Page attends the Toronto International Film Festival and premiere of her new film, Freeheld.
Page stars in the movie, as Stacie Andree, alongside Julianne Moore who plays her partner, Laurel Hester. Hester gets diagnosed with a terminal illness and the film follows their legal struggle to ensure that her earned pension benefits will go to Andree once she passes.
The emotional project is something Ellen is clearly proud of, but walking the red carpet fans could see something else she is very proud of. Next to Page was her real life girlfriend, Samantha Thomas. It was their first red carpet appearance as a couple and the pair looked absolutely stunning.
E! News interviewed Page and asked her what it’s like to have Thomas on her arm. She said:
“I’m in love. Walking down the carpet holding my girlfriend’s hand is pretty special. It’s pretty awesome.”
They had matching black and white outfits that certainly made them pop! Page wore a Saint Laurent design with black pants, boots and a skinny tie.
Actress, Ruby Rose, made sure to get a picture with the couple. Her outfit was also a sleek black and white look. She posted a photo of the three of them on Instagram with the caption:
“When you’re not sure if you’re a YSL Campaign or really stylish waiters.”
Rose and Page have been friends for some time and seeing her walk the red carpet made her very appreciative of their friendship. She told reporters:
“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.”
Head to theatres October 2nd to see Freeheld.