Cotillard denies breaking up Pitt-Jolie's marriage
FRENCH actress Marion Cotillard on Wednesday denied any involvement in the sudden split between Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, wishing that the two will "find peace" and confirming her pregnancy with her long-time partner.
The 40-year-old posted a statement on her verified Instagram page a day after Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, amid some media reports that Cotillard and Pitt may have been romantically involved.
The duo star in the upcoming war drama Allied.
The Oscar-winning French actress said the statement would be her only comment on the "whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into".
"As this situation is spiralling 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," Cotillard said, referring to French actor Guillaume Canet.
She signed off by saying: "I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment."
Cotillard's name was mentioned in some reports as media outlets and fans tried to understand what led to the shock divorce.
Jolie, 41, and Pitt, 52, married in 2014 after a decade together and have six children.
They were steady fodder for tabloids with reports focusing on what role Jolie played in the break-up of Pitt's marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston and, more recently, possible trouble in the marriage.