Marion Cotillard Fires Back at Brad Pitt Affair Allegations

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Earlier this week, Angelina Jolie stunned the entire world by filing for divorce from Brad Pitt.

To the Internet's credit, almost no one out there claimed the basis for this breakup was an affair between Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

Far too many outlets, however, alleged a romantic dalliance between Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

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The only real evidence that Pitt had slept with the veteran actress while married to Jolie?

The fact that he and Marion Cotillard appear together in the upcoming film (Allied). That's just about it.

Yes, The New York Post wrote that a "well-placed source" said Jolie hired a private investigator to look into a possible relationship between Pitt and Cotillard.

This anonymous source came back with confirmation that Pitt and Cotillard were "fooling around," with Page Six adding it was "the finals straw" for the Brangelina marriage.

Enough people out there believe such nonsense that it became a large part of the Brad and Angelina rumor mill.

To clear her name, Marion Cotillard has now issued a strong statement of denial.

It was written on Instagram and it reads as follows:

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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.

Hey, Marion Cotillard is pregnant with her second child!

We send her our best wishes... and our sympathies. We're guessing she was not planning on breaking the news in this fashion.

In her legal documents, Jolie said that she and Pitt have been separated since September 15.

She cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce filing, with TMZ breaking the news and reporting that Jolie has grown sick and angry over Pitt's "methods" of parenting.

Speculation has since been running wild over what this means.

Does Pitt really live on whiskey?

Does he drink too much around the kids? Smoke weed in their presence? Act in a generally irresponsible manner?

In her filing, Jolie wrote that she is seeking sole physical custody of Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Viviene.

That's a pretty huge deal. It will likely lead to an ugly custody battle between the stars.

In separate statements, both Jolie and Pitt made it clear that their six kids take main priority through this process.

"Angelina will always do what's in the best interest of taking care of her family," her manager, Geyer Kosinski, told E! News on Wednesday. "She appreciates everyone's understanding of their need for privacy at this time."

Pitt chimed in with:

"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."

Can you believe this is really happening?

Does any celebrity couple stand a chance a happiness?

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