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Marion Cotillard breaks silence on alleged affair with Brad Pitt

The French actress caught up in the ‘Brangelina’ break up drama has spoken out for the first time since news of the split broke this week.
Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard’s name has been dragged through the news this week, following the announcement that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, Marion’s latest co-star.

Rumours have been swirling that Marion had something to do with the split; that Brad and her had been involved in a sordid affair while they filmed Allied earlier this year.

But today, the French actress took to her Instagram page to break her silence over the allegations, saying this would be her “first and only reaction” to the rumours.

Dismissing claims she and Brad were involved romantically, 40-year-old Marion wrote on her official page:

“This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into.

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“I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiralling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up.

“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.

“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 judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery.

The statement on Marion’s official Instagram page

“Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment.

With all my love,

Marion.”

News broke on Wednesday that Angelina was filing for divorce from Brad Pitt, after just two years married. Citing “irreconcilable differences” in the divorce papers, Jolie states that she fears for her family’s health if their marriage continues.

Brad responded to the divorce news through a statement, saying he was “very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”

Marion, who is in a relationship with fellow French actor Guillaume Canet, also confirmed in her Instagram statement that she is expecting another child with Canet. The couple have been together since 2007.

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