Marion Cotillard issues statement denying role in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce
Actor takes to Instagram to express hurt at rumours an affair between her and her Allied co-star led to separation, and to confirm her second pregnancy with husband Guillaume Canet
Thursday 22 September 2016 10.59 BST
The actor Marion Cotillard has issued a statement denying involvement in the forthcoming divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Rumours of a relationship between the star of La Vie en Rose and Pitt, with whom she appears in upcoming second world war drama Allied, began circulating the same day as the announcement and were followed on Wednesday by reports that the actor was pregnant.
Writing on Instagram, Cotillard said she was “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”. She wished the “media and the haters” a “swift recovery” and highlighted the hurt their conjecture was having on herself and her husband, the actor and director Guillaume Canet, with whom she is expecting her second child.
Cotillard concluded by extending her thoughts to Pitt and Jolie, “both of whom I deeply respect” and saying she hoped they “find peace in this very tumultuous moment”.
Jolie issued divorce proceedings against Pitt on Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple married in 2014, having already been together a decade. They have six children.