WHEN news broke out that Hollywood golden couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are headed for divorce, French actress Marion Cotillard’s name immediately surfaced as a possible “third party.”
Pitt’s rumored involvement with his leading lady — precisely what many believe happened when he was on the set with Jolie for Mr. & Mrs. Smith while married to Jennifer Aniston — added fuel to the fire.
Pitt and Cotillard co-star in the upcoming movie “Allied,” whose shoot in Europe was rumored to have forged a close relationship between the two.
Cotillard, however, cleared her name within a day the Jolie-Pitt split hit global headlines, posting the following on her Instagram account, @marioncotillard:
“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,” she added.
“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.”
The man in Cotillard’s life is French actor and director Guillaume Canet.
Cotillard’s post, which came with a French translation, has garnered almost 49,000 likes and 3,900 comments as of press time.