Ellen Page got pap’d with her tall, blonde surfer girlfriend of seven months

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It feels like Ellen Page came out years and years ago, right? But it was just last year, February 2014, when Ellen went on stage at Time to THRIVE conference and publicly declared “I’m here today because I am gay.” Since that moment, Ellen has seemed happier than ever. In interviews, there’s been a noticeable shift in her attitude. She seems lighter, more Zen and more engaged and engaging. When she came out last year, she said that she wasn’t dating anyone in particular but she was ready for a grown-up romance and love. And she may have found it!

These are photos of Ellen and her girlfriend Samantha Thomas, out and about in NYC earlier this week. Thomas is being described as an “artist and avid surfer.” She looks like a young Elle Macpherson, right? For a moment, I actually thought Ellen was dating Elle Macpherson. According to Us Weekly’s sources, Ellen and Samantha have actually been dating quietly for seven months. There’s only been a handful of rumors about them and those rumors are just from the past month. So… they’re capable of keeping their business locked down.

What else do we know about Thomas? She grew up in Texas. She’s 33 years old right now (Page is 28). Her art is mostly 3D paintings. She was offered a golf scholarship to the University of Tulsa but turned it down to study art in LA. She lives in Malibu right now. And finally, you can see Samantha Thomas’s Instagram here.

I’m happy for Ellen! I worry about the height difference though. Samantha is easily 6 foot tall or more and Ellen is what? 5’1”?

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  1. Jules says:

    I was watching Ellen Page in a X-Men movie last night. So much better actress than Jennifer Lawrence.

    • Liz says:

      Because we can’t have one article with out making it a competition between women.

      Her girlfriends cute and it seems pretty serious if they been together that long, good luck to them.

      • Jules says:

        It’s not about competition. It’s the fact that Page has more talent but she will never get her due. She’s just not a cutesy at Lawrence. Don’t get all Swifty on me.

      • Liz says:

        Really getting Swifty?

        Page has Freeheld coming out this Autumn with Moore and there’s a good chance if the film successful that she might get a another Oscar nomination, looks to me her careers is going fine.

        So yeah I think it’s completely unnecessary to put down other people’s work and there would definitely not be that comment if we were talking about a mans career.

      • Leah says:

        I disagree. X men is far from Lawrence best work but i have to say though I think ellen is a compelling and wonderful actress however she’s the same in every movie i have seen her in. Lawrence, i find more adaptable. She also has major charisma on screen. Her charisma is the main reason she is THE movie star of this generation. Its not her looks, she is pretty but not by any means the prettiest of the starlets, there are tons of better looking blonde starlets around. She just has something call it charm or charisma that sets her apart, as well as above average talent.

      • wiffie says:

        If it’s not competition, a simple “watched x men. She rocked. She’s so underrated” will do.

      • FLORC says:

        Ellen’s character was a detraction imo to cause a triangle, but little more for action storyline. Her acting can be great, but it’s not a regular.

        And what terra said below. Nailed it.

    • Farah says:

      such a random comment.

    • bns says:

      I don’t get why people jumped on you for this comment lol

      • terra says:

        because it’s one of the negatives in the commentaries on this site — some commenters enjoy picking apart the posts others, be it a grammatical error or a post that is somewhat poorly worded or in this case, a an innocent offhand remark that was seized upon as some anti feminist agenda, some posters on CB lay in wait for it. Some will wait for enough comments to post and then go through each one to troll and then proceed to tear apart and pontificate their often condescending critiques as if a first year Gender Studies professor addressing a class from an academic lecturn.
        Yes, escapism can be smart, but damn some of these commenters are hypocrites who love to tear apart others and love to show up others with what they believe is a superior intellect.
        We discuss complex topics but there ought to be room for all to feel safe to state their thoughts and opinions without fear of trolls.

      • kri says:

        @terra-you just laid it out like a boss! Most of the commenters here are fabulous, and we have alot of fun. I welcome different opinions.It’s cool.. But the way @Jules just got jumped is ridiculous. Let’s have some more chill.

      • Pandy says:

        @Terra – ya, what you just said!!! Seriously though. Lately we all seem to be racists, anti-feminists and just not “getting” Caitlyn Jenner. I guess I’m just not evolved enough to comment on celebrity gossip anymore.

        It’s becoming a drag reading the comments now. And tiptoeing hoping to not get trolled.

    • dani says:

      I agree, I like Ellen Page better. I don’t believe Jennifer Lawrence is a good actress at all, though.

  2. Abbott says:

    PETITE PEOPLE NEED LOVE TOO!

    • Snazzy says:

      YES!!! :D

    • Kerfuffles says:

      PREACH! 🙌🏻😋

    • Stephanie says:

      Plus there is not a foot difference between them. My fiancé is a foot taller than I am and I go up to his shoulder. He is 6 foot tall and I am 5 foot tall. I love it:)

      Edit: the taller girl has on a hat that is adding a few inches, too.

    • ichsi says:

      And so do tall people. I’m 6′ and I get so annoyed every time people assume I’m looking for someone taller. It’s perfectly fine for a tall man to date a petite woman but if you’re a tall woman you MUST be looking for a taller man. Or woman. Or someone approx. your own height because it just cannot be that you fall in love with a short person. *rolls-eyes*

      • meh says:

        Yeah I’m also a 6′ woman and I don’t see what there is to be “worried” about. The shortest person I have dated was 5’3″ and we were just fine, thanks.

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        I’m a petite woman who is with a tall woman and it’s the best! My eyes are basically boob height so I always have a delightful view (tmi but whatever), it feels reassuring to hug her while nestling my head under her chin, she can fetch things from the top shelves and I can fetch things from the bottom shelves in the kitchen/ grocery store.
        I don’t see why tall women should only date people as tall as they are. I think it’s a part of the misogynstic social pressure that woman take up as little space as possible.

  3. Erinn says:

    She’s one of the few things that came out of NS that I really love. She’s right up there with donairs.

    I was watching some of the early Trailer Park Boys, and it’s just so weird to see her on that. She must have been like 14-15 years old, but she looked so young.

  4. Astrid says:

    My first husband was super tall. I spent years with a neck ache looking up. It’s gets old being the short one in the relationship LOL

    • Lara K says:

      I’m the opposite – my current husband is a foot taller than me and I love it.

      HOnestly, I’ve always loved much taller guys – gotta be at least 6 feet tall to go on this ride!

    • chaine says:

      My first true love was 14 inches taller than me. I was kind of relieved when we broke up as the height difference did give me a crick in the neck.

  5. Nicole says:

    Why would you worry about someone because their gf is tall? That’s got to be the weirdest statement I’ve ever read from you, Kaiser.

    • Kaiser says:

      I had a joke about how difficult it must be for Ellen and Samantha to kiss standing up but CB thought it was too dirty!

      • InvaderTak says:

        I want to hear it! That’s what comments sections are for!

      • QQ says:

        SAY IT! I wanna always know a Filthy joke (fwiw the only thing i thought , and think, when I see these height disparities is some comment Kim Kardasshole had with her gaggle of girls dating athletes a while back about how they have sex- a particular sexual position that works cause of them being so small vs big dude, they all smirked/cackled knowingly… I think the Millionaire Matchmaker calls em “Spinners”)

      • kri says:

        Kaiser-just whisper it. The teacher isn’t even looking this way right now!

      • Nicole says:

        lol can you amend the article to include

        [inappropriate oral sex joke here]

        ?

        Ah, I see. You just did. ;)

    • taxi says:

      I agree! This comment is really strange and adds nothing to the thread. Why should anyone “worry about” the heights of these women? Do you worry about 5’0” Hayden Panettiere & her 6’6″ baby-daddy Klitschko?

  6. C-No says:

    Dear short people: Back up off the tall people! Tall people everywhere will thank you!

    I’m mostly kidding, but I’m 5’11″ and it does kind of annoy me when 6’5″ dudes are with women who are 5-nothing. I’m also married so it’s pretty moot for me personally, but I stand in solidarity with all my tall ladies.

    • Amukay says:

      I know what you mean C-no! I always find it funny when people say to me “Oh I have a friend who is 6″2, you’d be perfect together!” which assumes that tall guys are looking for tall women which often isn’t the case!!

    • wiffie says:

      C-no-

      Uh that’s weird. Because tall person who starts to date shorty, should step back and say, “look, I like you, but I should see if there are any tall women to date first. You can date anyone. They are limited.”

      No. Your psa is ridiculous. Get over it.

    • fille says:

      I’m a very short person dating a very tall person and it simultaneously amuses and frustrates me when tall people, especially tall women, act as if they’re more entitled to my partner’s interest and attention than I am simply because he’s tall and I’m not. It amuses me because it manifests itself as an entirely absurd display of entitlement, arrogance and preoccupation with physical appearance and it frustrates me because it originates from the internalisation of incredibly sexist standards to do with male and female physical appearance, wherein men must be tall and large and women short and small in order to be attractive, particularly if the two are in any kind of a relationship. I completely disagree that this is or ought to be understood as true and I really wish we lived in a culture that didn’t teach us to uniformly apply different standards to male and female physical appearance or deem anyone, ourselves or others, any less masculine, feminine or human due to arbitrary physical traits such as height or weight.

      • s says:

        Man, you don’t have to write a Master’s thesis on what was only a playful joke about the dating pool at any given moment. It was just a joke.
        BTW, I’m 5-4 and my husband is a foot taller, and I must have internalized whatever you said as I only dated tall. The taller the better. Hear that tall ladies? Bwahaha!

      • fille says:

        I am well aware that opinions like the ones I mention being alternately amused and frustrated by often come in the form of jokes, but the fact that they come in the form of jokes doesn’t mean that they don’t originate from or imply an incredibly sexist perspective of male and female appearance and attractiveness. Jokes rely on premises to deliver their punchlines and, in cases like the ones I mention, one of the premises is that men ought to be tall and large and women short and small in order for the two to appear attractive, particularly when they are placed together in a romantic context.

      • s says:

        What the heck? Nobody living in the real world has that Disney image pretense of how couples should look. Statements like the one above are way more perfunctory than you assume. They’re more socializing gestures than an expression of deep-seated anxiety. Similarly when some women claim they’d want a bigger cleavage they don’t mean they’re slaves to a patriarchy that values only their physical features, but, at best, that they would enjoy the increased sexual energy brought by said cleavage.
        Let’s all just stretch and chill.

      • fille says:

        Lots of people clearly do think that’s how men and women should look, though, as evidenced by utterances such as the jokes mentioned above, which rely on that very premise to work. The fact that not everyone is consciously aware of the premises of those jokes doesn’t mean that they aren’t there or that they don’t originate from and indicate an incredibly sexist conception of male and female appearance and attractiveness. Again, I am well aware that those jokes also serve a socialising function, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t rely on sexist societal views to perform that function. The bonding experience when a tall woman jokingly complains to other tall women that short women are stealing all the tall men from them isn’t any less potent because of it, but it does rely on the premise that a man is required to be the taller or at least equally tall partner when in a relationship with a woman. That isn’t about one tall woman’s attraction to tall men any more; that’s about one tall woman’s sweeping idea about tall men, tall women and their appropriateness for one another.
        I don’t understand why you are so reluctant to recognise that utterances, whether they are jokingly or flippantly uttered or not, are informed by ideas, occasionally sexist ideas, and that the fact that anyone says them flippantly or jokingly doesn’t negate their sexist origins or implications. I also don’t understand why you equate my recognition of this, or my belief that this one particular kind of utterance is informed by sexist standards of male and female physical appearance and attractiveness, with rhetoric of deep-seated anxiety, slavery to the patriarchy and, most puzzlingly of all, with me being anything other than exceedingly calm.

      • s says:

        Yes, I reject the sexist connotation fully. Why? Because the burden of proof is on you. Ha.
        “The fact that not everyone is consciously aware of the premises of those jokes doesn’t mean that they aren’t there.” See, but I don’t work with double negations.
        Also, I apologize for suggesting the chill pill. But, fired up or not, we’re desiccating a joke out of existence, where living could be a little plumper, you know?

      • fille says:

        I think the premise that men ought to be the taller or equally tall person in a relationship couldn’t be any clearer in any joke about how short women are stealing all the men from tall women. It is based entirely on the idea that it is unacceptable that a woman is the taller person in a relationship, but that a man ought to be, therefore when short women form relationships with tall men, they are ensuring that not as many tall women can form relationships with men.
        I don’t agree that examination necessarily ruins a joke and I especially don’t agree that examination ruins a joke based on sexist ideas about what men and women ought to be and whom they ought to form relationships with, as any such joke is so incredibly stale, trite and asinine that I can hardly imagine a point in time when it might have been even slightly funny. I generally find that jokes that originate from or imply any kind of sexist, racist or otherwise bigoted sentiment are terribly unfunny, as they are only slightly more frivolous expressions of all the dull, stale, trite, clichéd, unimaginative, unoriginal, ignorant ideas that have been expressed incessantly throughout history. I find it truly absurd that they are so frequently promoted as edgy, as I would actually describe the slightly more facetious spouting of the same sexist, racist or otherwise bigoted ideas that people have been spouting throughout history as the exact opposite of edgy or in any way original or funny.

      • s says:

        All right, you can remain on the soap box but I’m leaving the building.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      I am 5 feet and 1/4 inches (yes, I hold on to that quarter inch for my life) and tall men have always been attracted to me. I am not sure what that is about? Maybe, they feel the need to protect a smaller woman?

      One my ex boyfriend’s mother was an inch taller than me and his father was 6’4. So, it could have an inherited preference as well. Who knows? It’s one of those great mysteries in life-LOL!

      BTW, Page’s girlfriend is like the female version of Alexander Skarsgard. Can’t say I blame her. :)

    • Teddy says:

      I think some tall guys get off on being tall and short women add to that. At least that was my take from personal experience, I’m 5’2″.

  7. Naddie says:

    I thought she was younger (Samantha). They look cute together, and I just love Ellen Page. And sometimes I just can’t believe she’s older than me!

  8. Tippipippi says:

    Good for them, they look sweet together.

  9. Esmom says:

    I thought it was a photo of Heidi Klum at first but I see the McPherson resemblance. Love her red pants.

    I don’t think I knew Ellen was so teeny tiny, and she looks like she’s around 14. I wish them well.

  10. InvaderTak says:

    Finally someone having a good summer!

  11. Sandruda says:

    I thought it was Ellen’s friend Alex Skarsgard in drag again!

  12. Blackwood says:

    I like the couple, I like the contrast between them. Maybe it’s because in my case opposites attract, but for some reason it really creeps me out when couples look alike and end up looking like siblings (especially if they dress the same, that weirds me out even more). I’m 5’2″ with a guitar shaped body, and always thought really tall, big-boned and broad-shouldered women are gorgeous, so I get the appeal here. Also, it cracks me up when tall women complain about short people dating tall people, it’s kind of entitled and ridiculous that someone would think they “deserve” your partner more than you just because you’re not a height they deem appropiate for you to dare to date a tall person and “snatch” one of them out of the market. In high school, I had a tall friend who didn’t mind the height of guys she dated: if there was chemistry, she’d go for it. I remember she had to sort of bend her knees for her first kiss because the guy was so short, but she found it funny and endearing rather than frustrating, because she really liked him.

    • Eden75 says:

      I get the creep out factor on that. I’ve been with my SO for 20 years and we have avoided that, thankfully. It’s so strange.

      As for the tall thing, I never understood it either. One of my closest friends is 5’10″ in her bare feet and dated whomever she wanted. She ended up marrying into a family of giants, but that was just fate, not on purpose. I had a sort of friend in high school who was just under 6′ and she use to get royally pissed at me when I dated someone. I was just under 5′ then and the shortest guy I dated was 6′, the tallest, 6’5″. She kept going on about how I should stick to guys under 5’8″ so that she would have a chance. Never understood it. (I also never understood her strange thing about trying to sleep with every guy I dated. Odd one her.) I have always liked tall guys, preferably dark and handsome as well. Get over it tall ladies, we shorties date who we want too. ;)

  13. Triple Cardinal says:

    If Samantha the tall woman was Stanley the tall man, would there be a comment on the height difference?

    If these two break up, what are the odds it’ll be because of their heights?

  14. G says:

    Ellen looks like a little kid lol

    It’s good that she can finally be herself, though she doesn’t look too happy about being papped. It’s crazy that she his her relationships all those years. So stressful

  15. MaggieGrace says:

    More power to them. Ellen just looks like such a perennial child.

  16. Hannah says:

    Love Ellen. But she’s dressed like that guy in AC/DC.

  17. shannon says:

    Looks like Brooklyn Decker to me. That’s all I got.

  18. TrixC says:

    That first photo looks like a teenage boy out with his mother.

  19. Jag says:

    Good for them! I like seeing how happy they are together.

    Don’t worry about the height difference. My ex and I were quite different; he was 6 feet, 4 inches tall and I was 5 feet, 1 inch tall. lol

  20. Zavi says:

    Cute couple. Shame about the ugly hats.