Ellen Page invited a very special someone to attend the Toronto Film Festival with her on Sunday – her girlfriend Samantha Thomas. It was a big night for the couple; despite dating for several months, they were making their very first red carpet appearance together at the event. Asked why she had decided to make their relationship public at this time, 28-year-old Ellen simply, and sweetly, replied: "I'm in love."
Speaking to E! News, the Canadian actress added: "Walking down the carpet holding my girlfriend's hand is pretty special. It's pretty awesome."
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Ellen Page made her red carpet debut with girlfriend Samatha Thomas on Sunday
Ellen and artist Samantha were attending the premiere of her latest film Freeheld. It’s been a passionate project for Ellen, who announced she was gay in February 2014; Freeheld tells the true story of a lesbian couple who fight for domestic partner rights after one of them is diagnosed with cancer.
Both Ellen and Samantha were dressed to impress for the screening, in matching tuxedo ensembles. They later attended a special party Vanity Fair held for Freeheld, which also stars Julianne Moore and Steve Carell, where they caught up with close friend Ruby Rose, who couldn't help but gush about Ellen's new project.
Australian actress Ruby Rose shared a sweet message for her best friend Ellen
"When your best friend is the most talented, funny, beautiful, generous, humble human being it's hard to not smile until it hurts," Orange is the New Black actress Ruby wrote on Instagram. "Ellen, I am so proud of you and will always be grateful for everything you are and will always be to me."
She later shared a photo of herself with Ellen and Samantha, and joked about their chic outfits. "When you're not sure if you're a YSL campaign or really stylish waiters," she captioned the picture.