Saturday 1 October 2016

Marion Cotillard: I'm pregnant and not Allied to Pitt

Published 22/09/2016 | 04:01

Marion Cotillard has denied any romantic involvement with Brad Pitt (AP)
Marion Cotillard has denied any romantic involvement with Brad Pitt (AP)

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.

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"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.

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".

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