When two stars as big as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announce their divorce, there are bound to be other celebrities sucked into the vortex. And while Jennifer Aniston rose victorious, the biggest casualty of the Brangelina divorce rumor mill has undoubtedly been Marion Cotillard. Page Six brazenly alleged that Pitt and Cotillard were having an affair on the set of Allied, even going as far as to say that Jolie had hired a private investigator who caught Pitt in the act, thus leading to their divorce. This is a particularly ugly allegation, as Cotillard has been dating the actor Guillaume Canet since 2007 and they have one child and another on the way.
This rumor smelled fishy from the start. For one, Page Six isn’t the most reputable news source, but more importantly, it just seemed too juicy to be true. Jolie famously stole Pitt from Aniston while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a film that bares many resemblances to Allied. In that sense, there is a sense of karma, particularly as Cotillard bares some resemblance to Jolie. Not to mention the fact that Cotillard is pregnant with the child of her longtime boyfriend, another famous person they can drag into the mix.
Since the Brangelina divorce is the topic du jour, overshadowing both the election and the most recent police shootings, many other outlets have picked up the story, each adding their own plot twists and specifics. Cotillard had little choice but to respond. Via Instagram, the actress basically says, to quote Taylor Swift, “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative:”
As these allegations gain momentum, Cotillard had little choice but to address the rumors. She issued a lengthy statement via Instagram that basically says, to quote Taylor Swift, “I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative.”
“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 my 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 than 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
What do you think: is romance totally dead or does Cotillard’s nicely worded statement restore a bit of your faith in humanity?