Ellen Page Stuns on the Red Carpet as She Shows Off New Girlfriend Samantha Thomas (PHOTOS)

Cute new couple alert! Ellen Page and her girlfriend Samantha Thomas made their public debut on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, and it seems they couldn't be happier to be together.

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They were there to promote Page's new film, Freeheld, which is based on a true story about a same-sex couple fighting for equal rights for domestic partners when it comes to employee benefits.

"I'm in love," the 28-year-old said. She added, "Walking down the red carpet holding my girlfriend's hand is pretty special ... It's pretty awesome."

In fact, it was filming the movie in 2014 that encouraged the actress to come out as gay. In an interview the October issue of Out magazine, she said, "I remember thinking, 'Ellen, how in God's name could you make this film and not be out?' What's interesting to me is how long it took to make the movie -- for it to finally come together -- and how my internal progression toward coming out was naturally in line with it."

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Thomas is a talented artist and avid surfer, and from their social media accounts, the ladies are each other's big fans and supporters. And it doesn't matter what your sexual orientation is -- that's what is key to making a relationship work.

Congrats to the lovebirds on their new relationship!

  

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