French actress Marion Cotillard has reacted to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce news, denying she had an affair with the Hollywood actor.
Marion Cotillard addressed rumors in an Instagram post.
“Many years ago, I met the man of my life. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need,” she said.
Marion Cotillard, 40, also revealed she and her husband Guillaume Canet were expecting their second child.
“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,” Marion Cotillard said.
“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.”
Brad Pitt told People magazine on September 21 that he was “very saddened” that his marriage was over, saying “what matters most now is the well-being of our kids”.
It is understood Angelina Jolie is seeking physical custody of the couple’s six children and asking the judge to give Brad Pitt visitation rights.
Angelina Jolie’s lawyer said the decision had been made “for the health of the family”.