Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet have a child called Marcel. Marion is in a movie about married spies with Brad Pitt called Allied due out in November. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Marion is pregnant. The easy gossip here was to assume that Marion came between Brange which is what the lower tier tabloids and even Page Six jumped out with when news broke that Brange was done. As I’ve mentioned several times now, cheating is not the story but I understand why it would be the sexy gossip story, given how Brange began and how we’ve been collectively sustained by the Triangle for over a decade. In light of the latest developments, that’s probably the preferred story too.

However, again, Marion Cotillard has nothing to do with the breaking of Brange. But in reaction to mounting suspicion, Marion decided to clarify it herself on Instagram last night:


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

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As she said herself, it’s not really been Marion’s style to address this kind of noise. It sets a precedent, because if you make a statement every single time, it compels you to have to make a statement every single time. And the sh-tty irony of it now is that if she had waited a few hours, she probably wouldn’t have had to make the statement at all. Because, well, you know. You’ve heard.

So, in happier news, Marion and Guillaume Canet, two of my longtime faves (it’s been a while since I watched Jeux d’enfants, you?), are expecting their second child. As she said quite clearly in her post, he is the man of her life. Please. Love has had a tough week. Can we just be grateful that it still there for Marion and Guillaume?