LOS ANGELES — The “Brangelina” rumor mill continues Thursday, as TMZ reports the Brad part of former high-profile couple is being investigated for alleged child abuse and his accused mistress, French actress Marion Cotillard, speaks out on social media.
Cotillard posted on Instagram late Wednesday, announcing her pregnancy with her husband, actor Guillaume Canet, and commenting against her reported romantic involvement with Brad Pitt.
She is “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,” Cotillard wrote.
The actress affirmed her relationship with Canet, and said the couple, who already have a 5-year-old, have another on the way.
Several reports suggested a relationship between Cotillard and Pitt — who both star in the upcoming World War II romantic thriller “Allied” — was the reason Angelina Jolie filed for divorce earlier this week.
Cotillard said she hopes the parting pair “will find peace in this very tumultuous moment.”
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 Ceci sera la première et seule réaction que j'aurai concernant la déferlante inouïe qui à commencé il y a de ça 24 heures et à laquelle je suis mêlée malgré moi. Je n'ai pas pour habitude de commenter ni de prendre au sérieux le tas d'absurdités déversées à mon sujet mais la situation prenant une telle tournure et affectant des gens que j'aime, je me dois de m'exprimer. Pour commencer, j'ai rencontré il y a quelques années l'homme de ma vie , le père de notre fils et du bébé que nous attendons aujourd'hui. Il est mon amour, mon meilleur ami et le seul homme dont j'ai besoin. Ensuite, à ceux qui me prétendent dévastée, je vais très bien merci. Ce genre d'inventions aberrantes ne m'affecte en aucun cas. Et pour finir, à la "presse", à tous les haters, trolls et consorts qui ont le jugement si rapide je vous souhaite sincèrement… un prompt rétablissement. Ceci dit et un peu plus sérieusement, je souhaite à Angelina et Brad, deux personnes pour qui j'ai un profond respect, de trouver la paix dans ce moment tumultueux. Avec tout mon amour. Marion
According to TMZ, the reason behind the split is now being blamed on an investigation into an alleged incident last week on a private jet in which Pitt “got wasted and went wild,” screamed and became physical with his children.
The incident is what reportedly was the final straw for Jolie to file for the divorce.
The Associated Press andTribune Media Wire contributed to this report.