Cotillard confirms pregnancy but denies involvement in Brangelina split

  • Reuters, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2016 08:01 IST
Marion Cotillard posted her clarification on her Instagram account on Wednesday.

French actor Marion Cotillard, who is widely being cited as the reason behind the sudden split between Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, denied on Wednesday any such involvement and has wished that the two will “find peace.” But she confirmed her pregnancy with her long-time partner Guillaume Canet.

Cotillard, 40, posted a statement on her verified Instagram page a day after Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, amid some media reports that Cotillard and Pitt may have been romantically involved.

The Oscar-winning French actor said the statement would be her only comment on the “whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into.”

“As this situation is spiraling 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,” Cotillard said, referring to French actor Guillaume Canet.

She signed off by saying: “I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment.”

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. 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. 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. 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

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Cotillard’s name was mentioned in some reports as media outlets and fans tried to understand what led to the sudden divorce of one of Hollywood’s most visible couples, known for their good looks, successful films and activism.

Pitt and Cotillard star together in the upcoming war drama Allied.

Jolie, 41 and Pitt, 52, known collectively by the tabloid press and gossip sites as Brangelina, married in 2014 after a decade together and have six children.

They were steady fodder for tabloids with reports focusing on what role Jolie played in the breakup of Pitt’s marriage to actor Jennifer Aniston and, more recently, possible trouble in the marriage.

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