As with all celebrity relationship dramas, there's no certain way to discern the part of the events that've been crafted for the press from what's really going on behind the curtains. And why should we know? Still, that doesn't mean gossip sites are just going to give up and let the publicists win — who else is going to come up with the conspiracy theories that keep us up at night?
In the case of the recent downfall of iconic power couple Brangelina, the media was quick to go on the hunt for a reason Angelina Jolie would file for divorce from her husband, Brad Pitt. And because nothing makes for better headlines than a ménage à trois, suspicions turned to Pitt's latest co-star, French wonder Marion Cotillard, with whom he plays a passionate couple caught in the midst of World War II in the upcoming Allied.
While Jolie has insisted that the split happened because of their disagreement over the upbringing of their kids, Cotillard herself has now taken to her Instagram to issue a statement about her involvement in the story — or rather the total absence of involvement.
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'I Am Not Used To Commenting On Things Like This'
In English and in French, the caption below the post reads:
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
Clearly, as far as Marion is concerned, the press tour for Allied, which is coming out stateside November 23, won't be any different from the other movies she's promoted.
She also casually used her post to confirm that she is pregnant with her second child with French actor and director Guillaume Canet, with whom she starred in Love Me If You Dare back in 2003. While the two are reportedly not married, they have been together since 2007, and welcomed their first child Marcel in 2011, so let's hope their bliss will be enough for the little family to be left alone.
Could The Rumors Impact The Release Of Allied?
Allied, the story of an American intelligence officer and a French resistance fighter in World War II, could very well be a candidate for the 2017 Oscars. With a November release date, it's also going to start the press tour soon — so will the scandal impact the movie's box office?
It looks like the noise around Brad Pitt's personal life could actually increase the attention for Allied, especially when the shooting period of the movie is at the center of the rumors about the divorce. If anything, moviegoers might be curious to see for themselves the reported chemistry between the two main actors — and if the picture's good enough, word of mouth will do the rest.
What do you think of Marion Cotillard's response to the rumors? Will you go see Allied?