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Shailene Woodley, Ellen Page: Are these young Hollywood actresses dating?

Shailene Woodley and Ellen Page are at the center of some new Hollywood gossip this weekend. There are reports out that connect the two young women in a romantic relationship. Ellen Page came out as lesbian in March, and Woodley spoke out about her thoughts on sexuality in an interview released that same month. She didn't openly admit her bi-sexuality, but she made it clear that when it comes to love she is open to dating someone she had feelings for. Their sex does not matter. The Spread It shared more about these reports on July 4.

Are Ellen Page and Shailene Woodley dating?
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Ellen and Shailene are not new acquaintances. The two young women have known each other for years, and they have been spotted out together several times in recent months. They have been photographed on the red carpet, and they have been caught by the paparazzi as they left a restaurant after eating lunch together. Both times, the photographs didn't reveal much. The reports of the pair dating come from OK! Magazine, and the report doesn't reveal much about the relationship. In fact, Ellen and Shailene have not admitted that they are an item themselves.

The report from OK! Magazine used a source that revealed that Ellen leaned on Shailene after she came out back in March. This is what lead to the rumored relationship between the two women. Ellen came out in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Time To THRIVE conference in Las Vegas that month. During her speech, she said the following:

"I’m here today because I am gay. And because… maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility."

Page is 27 years old, and she had her film career start in 2005. "Juno" launched her career. Her last appearance on the big screen was as Kitty Pryde in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." She also recently starred with Alexander Skarsgard in "The East." That actor commended her decision to come out, and he called her an inspiration, according to the Sunday Express. Back in 2013, reports connected Skarsgard and Page as a couple as well. It is clear those reports were false.

These reports about Ellen and Shailene might also be false. OK! Magazine has very little in the way of real evidence that the two women are really dating. Shailene is making a big name for herself right now. "Divergent" and "The Fault in our Stars" have done really well at the box office. The 22-year-old actress is at the start of her career.

In the press, Woodley has been connected to her "Divergent" co-star Theo James. Reports have them dating now for some time. Fans also pushed for a relationship between Woodley and her "The Fault in our Stars" co-star. However, Ansel Elgort is already in a relationship. Woodley has not admitted that she is dating anyone. Ellen Page has though. She spoke about dating someone in a recent interview, according to Fashion & Style. She did not name the person though, and she was photographed with a blonde women in recent months.

Are Ellen Page and Shailene Woodley dating? There is no way to know for sure. The two young women would have to confirm the relationship themselves. It is clear that the OK! Magazine report has the women being talked about this weekend though. What do you think? Are these two hot young Hollywood stars the latest item?