Marion Cotillard: 'I'm not having an affair with Brad Pitt...I'm pregnant'
Marion Cotillard has announced she is expecting her second child - and shot down rumours of any romantic involvement with Allied co-star Brad Pitt, following the news that his wife Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce.
"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," the Oscar-winning actress said in a statement posted on Instagram.
The star of films including The Artist and Rust And Bone said that she was "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."
Cotillard, 40, affirmed her long-time relationship with actor Guillaume Canet. The couple have a five-year-old son.
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 Ceci sera la première et seule réaction que j'aurai concernant la déferlante inouïe qui à commencé il y a de ça 24 heures et à laquelle je suis mêlée malgré moi. Je n'ai pas pour habitude de commenter ni de prendre au sérieux le tas d'absurdités déversées à mon sujet mais la situation prenant une telle tournure et affectant des gens que j'aime, je me dois de m'exprimer. Pour commencer, j'ai rencontré il y a quelques années l'homme de ma vie , le père de notre fils et du bébé que nous attendons aujourd'hui. Il est mon amour, mon meilleur ami et le seul homme dont j'ai besoin. Ensuite, à ceux qui me prétendent dévastée, je vais très bien merci. Ce genre d'inventions aberrantes ne m'affectent en aucun cas. Et pour finir, à la "presse", à tous les haters, trolls et consorts qui ont le jugement si rapide je vous souhaite sincèrement... un prompt rétablissement. Ceci dit et un peu plus sérieusement, je souhaite à Angelina et Brad, deux personnes pour qui j'ai un profond respect, de trouver la paix dans ce moment tumultueux. Avec tout mon amour. Marion
She said in her Instagram post alongside a photo of bird soaring through the sky that Canet was "the only one that I need" and they were expecting another child.
The actress, who won an Academy Award in 2008 for her performance as the legendary French singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, stars with Pitt in the upcoming Second World War romantic thriller Allied.
Several reports this week suggested a relationship between Cotillard and Pitt was the reason Jolie filed for divorce on Monday.
"This crafted conversation isn't distressing," Cotillard wrote. "And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery."
Cotillard says she hopes Jolie and Pitt "will find peace in this very tumultuous moment".