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Pregnant Marion Cotillard 'didn't give energy' to Brad Pitt affair rumours

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Published 18/11/2016 | 08:09

Actress Marion Cotillard and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actress Marion Cotillard and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actress Marion Cotillard (L) and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' "Allied" at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Marion Cotillard (L) and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' "Allied" at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Marion Cotillard attends the reveal of Miss Golden Globe 2017 during the celebration of the 2017 Golden Globe Award season by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied. Photo: Paramount Pictures
French actress Marion Cotillard (R) hugs her partner French director Guillaume Canet on May 20, 2013 before attending a photocall for the film "Blood Ties" presented Out of Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival
Brad Pitt plays Max Vatan and Marion Cotillard plays Marianne Beausejour in Allied from Paramount Pictures.
Actress Marion Cotillard (L) and actor Guillaume Canet attend the Dior Party during the10th Marrakech Film Festival on December 4, 2010 in Marrakech, Morocco. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)
French actor Guillaume Canet (L) and his partner French actress Marion Cotillard pose as they arrive for the 40th edition of the Cesar Awards ceremony
Actress Marion Cotillard (L) and actor Brad Pitt attend the fan event for Paramount Pictures' "Allied" at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Marion Cotillard refused to "give energy" to rumours linking her romantically to her Allied co-star Brad Pitt, because she knew the gossip was all nonsense.

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The Dark Knight Rises star found herself caught up in Brad's split from wife Angelina Jolie in September, amid tabloid claims a secret love affair with the 52-year-old led to the breakdown of the Hollywood superstars' marriage.

The rumour mill went into overdrive as it emerged Marion was pregnant with her second child, and the fervent gossip prompted the typically-private French actress to take to Instagram two days later to silence speculation about an affair and the paternity of her unborn baby.

In her lengthy post, she stated the false claims were spiralling out of control and upsetting her loved ones, including longtime partner Guillaume Canet, the "father of our son and of the baby we are expecting".

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied. Photo: Paramount Pictures
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied. Photo: Paramount Pictures

Despite issuing a statement to clear up the gossip, Marion, 41, reveals she did not let the rumours get to her.

"I never take anything personally when it doesn't concern me...," she explained on U.S. breakfast show Today. "I had nothing to do with those rumours or situations."

She also insisted the unwanted publicity surrounding the Robert Zemeckis film had no impact on her experience shooting the World War Two spy thriller.

"I don't give energy to this," Marion said. "It was a wonderful, wonderful experience working with such a visionary director and an amazing actor, so that's all that matters, you know?"

Actress Marion Cotillard attends the reveal of Miss Golden Globe 2017 during the celebration of the 2017 Golden Globe Award season by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)
Actress Marion Cotillard attends the reveal of Miss Golden Globe 2017 during the celebration of the 2017 Golden Globe Award season by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)

Marion's remarks emerge a day after Zemeckis also offered up his thoughts on the tabloid drama, insisting false gossip is just a downside of being a public figure.

"There's not much you can do (about such gossip)," he told Today. "I mean, unfortunately, I think it's part of being a celebrity, but I just give everybody their privacy and try to respect the problems that they're going through."

French actor Guillaume Canet (L) and his partner French actress Marion Cotillard pose as they arrive for the 40th edition of the Cesar Awards ceremony
French actor Guillaume Canet (L) and his partner French actress Marion Cotillard pose as they arrive for the 40th edition of the Cesar Awards ceremony

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