Shailene Woodley and Ellen Page are dating, according to a July 2 report by OK! Magazine. Any tabloid story should be taken with a grain of salt, but it would be pretty amazing if this one turned out to be true.
"The Fault in Our Stars" actress and the "Juno" star have reportedly been friends for years, and a source claims that Ellen "leaned on Shailene" when she decided to come out as gay. The actress gave an amazing speech about her decision at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Time To THRIVE conference back in February. "I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility," Page said of her decision. "I also do it selfishly, because I’m tired of hiding. And I’m tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered, and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of that pain."
Shailene Woodley also talked about her sexuality earlier this year, but she decided not to use a label like "gay," "straight," "lesbian," or "bisexual." "I fall in love with human beings based on who they are, not based on what they do or what sex they are," she told The Hollywood Reporter. Some headlines have been asking if Shailene is gay, but this comment makes it obvious that she's not just attracted to just one sex.
It's easy to see why Shailene Woodley and Ellen Page would be drawn to one another. Much like Shailene, Ellen became a big star at a young age. She received accolades for her performance in "Juno," and Shailene is receiving a similar amount of praise for her performance in "The Fault in Our Stars." Both movies depict the struggles of young women who find themselves in difficult situations. And since hiding her sexuality was such a painful process, Ellen might need a positive person like Shailene in her life.
If Shailene Woodley and Ellen Page really are dating, hopefully Ellen is okay with Shailene's clay breath, and hopefully she enjoys long walks in the forest. She'll also have to work extra hard for a dinner date because Shailene insists on foraging for her own food. Ellen is also going to have a hard time reaching her girlfriend when she wants to talk because Shailene doesn't own a cell phone. However, getting used to Shailene's bizarre morning ritual is probably the most difficult aspect of dating the actress – Shailene greets every day by screaming, "Good morning! Good morning! Exciting day! Exciting day!"
In case you're wondering if there's any proof that Shailene Woodley and Ellen Page really are dating, there is a tiny bit of evidence linking the two. Shortly after Ellen came out as gay, the girls were photographed together leaving the Palihouse hotel in West Hollywood. Do you think that they make a cute a couple?