Marion Cotillard does not appreciate the rumors claiming she had an affair with “Allied” co-star Brad Pitt and came in between him and wife Angelina Jolie.
The 40-year-old actress revealed the truth and put the rumors to rest once and for all via a lengthy Instagram message posted on Wednesday, Sept. 21. In her post, she got candid about the rumors linking her to Pitt and announced that she is currently expecting her second child with longtime partner, Guillaume Canet.
“This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept into,” she wrote on Instagram of the rumors pinning her as the reason behind Pitt and Jolie’s split. “I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up.”
The French actress professed her love to longtime partner Guillaume Canet, with whom she shares 5-year-old son Marcel. “Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need,” she continued.
She also made a subtle dig at the “haters” who dragged her into Pitt and Jolie’s divorce and said that she was affected by the news, saying, “Secondly, to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well, thank you. This crafted conversation isn't distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgement, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery.”
Cotillard went on to extend her well-wishes to the “By the Sea” co-stars. “Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both who I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment. With all my love, Marion,” she concluded the lengthy post. Check out her full Instagram post below:
Cotillard’s post comes after an article by the New York Post claimed on Tuesday that Jolie divorced Pitt after discovering his alleged affair with Cotillard. However, multiple sources then told Entertainment Tonight that the claims were “not true.”
Other rumors related to Jolie and Pitt’s split claimed that the pair had been experiencing marriage problems for a while now and that their divorce has been “a long time coming.”
“They haven't slept in the same bed for a big chunk of that. When they were in New York City the last time together, they had separate rooms and were on their own schedules,” the insider told ET.
The source continued, “Angelina runs a tight ship, and for years, Brad followed her orders. She always called the shots and he went along with it. In recent months, he hasn't been and has been living his life how he wants to live it.”