Ellen Page and her girlfriend Samantha Thomas looked adorably loved-up at a screening of Ellen's new film, Freeheld


When a reporter asked Ellen Page why she decided to go public with her girlfriend Samantha Thomas at the screening of her new film, she simply answered: ‘I’m in love.’

And what a fabulous reason. The pair were on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival where Ellen’s latest film, Freeheld, which also stars Julianne Moore, was being shown.

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In the film, Ellen, 28, and Julianne play a lesbian couple fighting for their legal rights after one of them is diagnosed with cancer.

Ellen first revealed she was gay last year, and has been dating Samantha Thomas, 35,  for the past few months, so here’s what you need to know about the Juno actress’s girlfriend.

1. She’s an artist

Samantha is making quite a name for herself in the art world with her inventive 3D creations. She’s been featured in uber-cool art and culture magazines Baku, Surface and Weekender, and often treats her Instagram followers to sneak peaks of what she’s making in her studio. Speaking of which…

2. Her Instagram is a thing of beauty

Thought Rachel Bilson‘s Instagram was envy-inducing? If you’re a fan of washed-out, sunny shots of beaches and landscapes, and abstract shots of heat-drenched LA, then you need to follow Samantha, stat.

3. She’s a keen surfer

In amongst the gorgeous pictures of Samantha’s idyllic artist life are a few snaps of her in her wetsuit, and she’s been widely described in the US press as an avid surfer.

4. Her red-carpet appearance wasn’t the first time she was spotted with Ellen

The Toronto International Film Festival might have been the first time the couple chose to be seen together, but Sam’s been Instagramming cute moments with Ellen for some time – the first picture she uploaded of the pair together was taken while they watched an ice hockey game almost four months ago.