Marion Cotillard has revealed she is pregnant with her second child but vehemently denies having an affair with Brad Pitt after reports of cheating emerged amid the actor’s split from Angelina Jolie this week.
Cotillard, 40, wrote a lengthy Instagram message to make the announcement and to dispel rumours on Wednesday.
“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.”
A source told Page Six, that Jolie ‘hired a private eye because she felt that he was fooling around with her on the set, and it turns out, he was. And that was the final straw’.
Cotillard stars alongside Pitt in the upcoming spy thriller Allied and their onscreen sexual chemistry has been described as ‘electric’.
According to the film’s producer, Graham King, Pitt and Cotillard had an immediate connection.
‘Brad and Marion immediately had the utmost respect for each other, so once they delved into their characters, their chemistry was electric,’ he told People Magazine back in August.
‘It was crucial for Brad and Marion to not only begin rehearsing together before the shoot, but they also spent a lot of time developing their characters with the director, Robert Zemeckis,’ he added.
The pair play a information officer and French Resistance fighter who fall in love. They began filming the movie in England in February this year and also travelled to Casablanca and the Canary Islands for shoots.