As the divorce between Hollywood megastars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie creates a wave of headlines and content for the gossip pages, the melodrama now has a new development. The Brangelina break now sees actress Marion Cotillard going public to distance herself from the controversy. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the star of Allied with the soon-to-be divorcee Pitt was at the heart of salacious rumors. Intimating that the pair were having an affair during filming of the picture.
The 40-year old French actress and star of The Dark Knight Rises decided to get on the front foot to go public. Especially since news broke that she happens to be pregnant with her second child. Only adding fuel to an already out-of-control fire. Taking to Instagram, she posted a length statement with an obscure image attached in response.
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'affectent 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
Jennifer Aniston and Chelsea Handler Show No Sympathy For Jolie
In a perhaps not-too-surprising turn of events, entertainment BFFs Jennifer Aniston and Chelsea Handler offered a frank assessment of the marriage breakdown. Given Aniston's divorce from Pitt. A divorce that came shortly after the actor filmed Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Jolie in 2004. The Friends actress is reported by The Daily Mail to have commented, "Thats karma for you!"
— Chelsea (@Chelseashow) September 21, 2016
This occurred prior to Handler going for the jugular on her Netflix talk show. Where she described Jolie as a "f***ing lunatic" to exacerbate the issue further. Both Aniston and Handler have been close for a number of years, and it is evident how close they are by their respective responses to the break up.
Timing of Allied TV Spot Curious
Shortly after this media debacle spilled out, Paramount decided to drop the steamy TV spot for Allied, seemingly cashing in on the frenzy that was taking place. The footage shows the pair getting intimate, enjoying a wedding and putting their lives on the line for each other in the World War 2 drama about to hit theaters.
Perhaps it falls right on schedule, but the timing does appear to be somewhat cynical. Given the drama that is taking place away from the cameras, the movie could very well be remembered for all the wrong reasons.