Marion Cotillard announces her second pregnancy while shutting down rumours of an affair with Brad Pitt.
It didn't take long for gossip mags to blame Marion Cotillard for the separation of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
The stunning French actress has been starring alongside Brad in their upcoming wartime drama, Allied, making affair between the two seemed like an 'obvious' conclusion to some.
Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt in 'Allied'
However, Marion, 40, put these vicious rumours to rest today with a strongly worded statement on Instagram.
Proverbially killing two birds with one stone, she also confirmed she was expecting her second child with her partner, French actor and director Guillaume Canet.
"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," she wrote on Instagram.
"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."
Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard
Marion proceeded to say she is very happy and that she hopes Brad and Angelina "find peace".
"Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment," she concluded.
Marion and Guillaume are already parents to a five-year-old son, Marcel. The pair have been in a relationship since 2007.