Marion Cotillard Expecting Second Child with Guillaume Canet, Wishes Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ‘Peace’

09/21/2016 at 07:50 PM ET

Marion Cotillard Pregnant Second Child
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Oscar winner Marion Cotillard is pregnant with her second child.

The French actress, 40, revealed on Instagram Wednesday that she and her actor/director beau Guillaume Canet, 42, are expanding their family.

But first, Cotillard addressed the news of Allied costar Brad Pitt‘s divorce from Angelina Jolie. Sources previously told PEOPLE that Cotillard had nothing to do with Pitt and Jolie’s split.

“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,” Cotillard captioned her photo.

“Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting,” she announced, adding, “He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need.”

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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 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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Cotillard explained, “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.”

Cotillard and Canet, 42, first starred together in 2003’s Love Me If You Dare and began dating in 2007.

He directed the actress in the 2010 ensemble drama Little White Lies as well as the gritty 1970s-set Blood Ties in 2013, and will next join her on-screen next in the upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll. The drama stars Canet as an actor who decides to change his life when he’s told by a younger actress that he’s no longer “bangable.”

The couple have a 5-year-old son, Marcel, who was born on May 19, 2011.

In Allied, Cotillard and Pitt play undercover allies in Casablanca who begin to develop a romantic relationship as they plan a high-profile assassination – with Cotillard as a French Resistance fighter  and Pitt as her British intelligence officer husband.

Allied hits theaters Nov. 23.

— Dave Quinn and Karen Mizoguchi

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sharonrandall on

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…….that’s interesting.

Callie on

So at least someone is acting like an adult. I find this whole assumption of an affair very strange and just don’t believe it. Congratulations to them!

Kate on

somebody had better get a paternity test on that baby 😳

Callie on

OMGosh, the media must be losing their minds right now!!! What other c r a p can they come up with to destroy families?

Callie on

I wouldn’t have said a word……..then again, if I had nothing to hide I could care less.

Holly Stanton on

Yup. Knew it. The media is just making up stuff to sell magazines. They know the public wants to hear about affairs so they made it up. Good for her! Now they can bark up some other tree trying to uncover affairs. Sometimes things just don’t work out. Period.

max on

God, I love her. She’s fantastic. Bam, the truth. To h*ll with the haters – she’s fine, she wishes them peace and love. Good on her. She’s got a new fan. Screw this media frenzy, be well.

Sunny on

I would ask her if we could trade if I was Angelina . Damn her man is fiiine!!

I liked his she describe her man too so I doubt if she would be willing to trade in a bmw for a station wagon. Sorry ange.

MM on

Well done Marion.
Never understood why almost every time a celebrity couple end their relationship. The media needs to find someone to blame it on to the point where they will make things up.

LaLa on

Good for her. She seems too classy to dabble in an affair with a known cheater, and it seems like she is very happy with her man.

Sunny on

I can believe that Angelina would believe he cheated with her tho. I can believe that I think she would be insane if she cheated with the old station wagon when she has a bmw… But I wouldn’t be surprised if Pitt cheated with someone else on that set.

rubyovertherainbow* on

Brad’s baby ?

Amy on

The investigator Angie hired says otherwise.

max on

Love her, she’s solid. Not playing the media games. She’s got sass, good grounding, a sense of humour and empathy. She’s also got a new fan. Way to stay classy and poke the drama queens in the eye.

missmoky on

I have loved Marion Cotillard ever since “Forehead Tittaes”. Seriously hilarious!

Duh on

When a French news agency called her yesterday morning regarding the affair she specifically told them it wasn’t true and she and her partner were expecting again. It was reported yesterday morning and still everyone ran the untrue story anyway. You people do realize they look at the last female he worked with and make up stories to sell magazines, right?

catherinesbooks1 on

It’s sad that she couldn’t just make a happy announcement and had to address these ridiculous rumors.

antaeusq on

Show of hands. Who believes Cotillard. What’s with all the crickets.

qc on

Well, that should shut the affair gossip.

Jenilyn on

I don’t believe her for a moment. Angie hired a private investigator and it was statwd that they did have an affair. Fact. The timing correlates with her due date in December…they were on the set together during February and March. That’s the time she became pregnant. Why else would Angie divorce Brad…they have had issues all along with raising the kids. This is different and serious enough for her to send divorce papers to him. Don’t be deceived…you reap what you sow.

Amy on

What else would she say.

truth is on

Conveniently announced pregnancy….hmmmm

Megan on

Marion is so classy and so frank. It’s refreshing and I believe her. I don’t think she’s lying. I think she has been inaccurately named as the trollop and that’s the only reason she spoke out. Also, people think this dirty secret was “found out by Angelina’s private eye” but those people should think for themselves. We haven’t seen anything from any private eye.

Karli on

Very nicely said and put to rest.

Stl on

That’s why I can’t stand stuff like this. People falsely accuse others and drag them into things for pure entertainment, destroying lives. And the idiots on the internet believes anything printed.

Debbie on

The people who dragged Marion’s name out into this mess need to feel ashamed of themselves. She’s pregnant with her second child and probably the last thing she needs is to be in the middle of a bunch of drama she isn’t even responsible for. People always want to blame a third party in celebrity divorces, but third parties aren’t always involved. Or they’re anonymous nobodies. Not every breakup story contains drama worthy of a Lifetime movie. I wish HER peace, she seems like a very smart and together person, and hope she can be left alone after all this.

Tanley on

No need to hop in the sack with Brad Pitt when you have a husband like that!

Joga on

This is why Marion Cotillard rocks. Speak it, lady!!! Preach!!

Kathleen on

Even though there have been reports that AJ believes BP and MC were hooking up, we should also consider that as much as it sounds untrue that the two were together, it’s quite possible (probable?) that the media MADE UP the news item that AJ thought they might be hooking up. In other words, let’s not judge AJ’s motives when we don’t know if it’s even true that she suspected it in the first place. We can’t, or shouldn’t, pick and choose the reports we want to believe in based on salaciousness alone.

Ellie on

She sounds pissed…and her hubby must be too! Imagine the world thinking Pitt is the father of your kid. I somehow don’t think her affair denial is gonna make a bit of difference to the tabloids. Buckle up, Marion.

Sunny on

Rumor alert The reason for brangelina divorce was an incident on and off a plane. Don’t know what happened on the plane but Brad fell out of it because he was so drunk. All in front of crying kids. I found this out through some sleuthing on a brangelina site.

Anonymous on

This is why I love this woman so much. Marion est une femme de classe. Une femme magnifique. Une vraie femme.

Guest on

FYI – Marion announced her pregnancy last week during TIFF when she was promoting one of her new films. So for the people who think she just conveniently dropped this info today to dispel rumors you are wrong.

Bunnie on

Marion and Brad should sue Page Six for dragging them!

C.E on

I always respect Marion;her artistic talent and the way she handles her personal life. Simply classy…

Meghan on

I can’t believe people are talking about paternity tests. She’s clearly content with what she has at home!

GossipMama on

Well this is gonna sell a WHOLE lotta tabloids and celeb mags for the next 9-10 months isn’t it?

Jennifer on

I feel so bad for these celebrities that get dragged into the drama just for the sake of sensationalism. Media outlets can spin any stories they want by insisting ‘a source’ provided details and it’s really not fair. I think she handled this with class and grace.

Paul on

She’s making an impassioned case that she wasn’t an interloper in the Brangelina dibacle. She’s also announcing that she’s pregnant.

It’s clear, Pitt is the father.

#fail

Jennifer on

@Jenilyn You poor thing. You don’t understand tabloids vs. news articles, do you? Unless you have spoken directly to any parties involved or have picture evidence, then nothing is “fact”. The entire divorce is full of speculation because neither party has commented on the exact circumstances. Anything you hear or read (especially from Page Six) is going to be a rumor…please, please, please try to understand that. If there was actual proof, it would be printed.

trish on

distancing herself from this mess after being dragged into it

Fire on

Hmmmm

Jinxi Richow on

Cotillard’s pregnancy offers a Frenchified response to the numb nuts accusing her of complicity in the Pitt-Jolie divorce :
Manger Ca!

Guest on

Yep, Brad’s baby.

stinky on

I wonder if she will name the baby Tristan?

stinky on

b/c of this story, now more people will know who M cotillard is.

Greg on

Hmm Brad cheats on Aniston with homewrecker Anjelina and then Anjelina has a problem with the idea of carma Hollywood whores all…

mkelly534 on

That was very good. I hope every word is true.

opama1928 on

If the lady is pregnant that is the best time to have an affair…both need not to worry and have an orgy…give er a real rough one and she be back.

If that guy is smart he will be getting a divorce soon…cornuto

Anonymous on

End game will be like this: The woman gets divorce and pit end up dating her…

Deez Nuts on

Paternity test.

Lala on

She didn’t deny it. Someone else should have written a proper statement for her.

Lisa on

Pregnant 5 years later at 40??? strange timing.

noor on

a) French can be in a committed relationship and still have one-offs with others. b) If couples are apart for the majority of the year, affairs will happen. c) Pitt and Jolie couldn’t possibly be making out with just each other all these years!

Just being a smart ass on

Hmm that’s kind of odd. Baby conceived when her and Brad were together working on the film, and her husband was away at the time. How did she fall pregnant? If that kid is blonde, you’ll know lol.

Just being a smart ass on

For my husbands sake, I didn’t allow myself to be anywhere near a male while pregnant. My hormones were so strong, I would’ve jumped anyone with a pulse. 😳😛

Kip on

What a bunch of persnickety uppity up bull crap. This woman is full of herself. Babies at 40? Ew. Wishing people a recovery and peace “during this tumultuous moment”. Gag. Trying to wax poetic, give it a break. You sound like a pretentious little cont trying to convince others of a lie. Just stop taking advantage of this moment to get your name dropped. We get it, we really do. And no one would be surprised if your baby looks like Brad, either. He’s a cheater, so by default, you’re docked, little miss priss.

Just being a smart ass on

ROTFLMAO 😂

Same here. I was so 😝 my husband bought me a new 💄 every time I announced a pregnancy, because he couldn’t keep up with me. Most of the time he didn’t have to touch me for me to 😳.

Vamanos on

What weird timing.

Anonymous on

Yeah, once a cheater always a cheater. Considering how Brad’s last marriage ended can you blame the media on this one? I’m not saying it was with Marion, but I can believe he’s been unfaithful.

sarahgrier on

Let’s wait for the baby to come out first and see…paternity test anyone?

L on

Canet and Cotillard are both intelligent people. Her reaction is refreshing ! I think the media are desesperate for making rumours, stories…..

sdb on

a very measured and compassionate response. i wish marion and her family peace, and a happy, healthy pregnancy.

Gretchen on

Perfect time to tell everyone she’s pregnant. She had to clearly say she was not involved in the Jolie-Pitt break up because that’s what everyone thinks.

Jen on

I’m an American but have always been in love with French films. Canet is an really good actor, and an even better director. He is a main member of the French ‘Rat Pack”, and I love him!! 🙂 Unfortunately, Marion has big fake boobs like Angelina, and I’d respect her more if she did not. But that’s ok. Marion is very lucky to have Canet!! Good luck to them both, and on the new baby on the way.

Redd on

Oh my goodness, have humans become so scathing and flesh eating? Give me a break, the woman didn’t have an affair with him. She’s getting dragged into this drama and doesn’t deserve to be part of it… This is why France cracked down on the tabloid BS, it’s too bad America doesn’t do the same. I just have to laugh as people yell “paternity test” in these comments. Are you soooooo desperate for redemption for Jen or your own cheating partner or yore, that you’re just praying you will get to publicly see redemption come to those “cheaters” Brad and Angelina!?? Marriages end every single day in America, case closed. Get a life.

Hea on

I like how Angelina seems to think what goes around comes around… She hooked up with Pitt, a married man, on a movie set so now she thinks Marion did the same? Marion has class. Angelina is still that woman who carried around her hubbys blood around her neck and spoke of knife sex and made out with her brother. She’s done a lot of good for the world too but, still, I think she’s mentally unstable.

luke on

she didn’t deny it, though. not suing anybody over false accusations. she’s either stupid or guilty.

wil on

Sad that all the Fanistons dragged her into this disgusting cheating rumor. They so desperately wanted Jolie to have been cheated on, that they refused to believe the real reason she left Pitt – that he is an abusive drunk. And they dragged this innocent woman’s name through the mud. These “team aniston” women need to look in the mirror and do some deep reflecting before they call other women terrible people.

Anonymous on

A very classy statement. Good on her!

bkable on

This is what fries me about the media. Say all you want that Brad had an affair, his marriage is already in the toilet. But this woman did NOTHING. Nothing but co-star with Brad Pitt in a movie. She has a husband and a family and friends who have to listen to these lies. Don’t drag innocent people into a mess that should only include Brad and Angie.

Anonymous on

All you haters really need to get life. Is that all you do, is that all you find to satisfy you, hate? How really sad.

Sharon on

This poor couple. The psycho thinks her husband cheated, and they are paying the price for her jealousy. Angelina Jolie has always had mental health issues, and everyone seems to have forgotten about that. I could see her leaking this rumor, just because she believed it. I also think she’s the type of woman that is willing to drag her children’s father through the mud to have complete and utter control of them.

Jenilyn on

@Jennifer…it’s all over the net and many legitimate sources have stated that Angie hired a private investigator. And rhey were having an affair. Check it out yourself. On the other hand, I feel bad for Angie and Brad, and pray they stay together for their children’s sake. I don’t trust this Marion lady. It said she had gotten so much in to one of her roles that she needed an excorsism..Scary and sad.

Thaleis on

@Kate …and somebody had better get an intelligence test right now…

Thaleis on

@Just being a smart ass
Idiotic comment : A list actors have enough money to take a plane like you would take a train. There is a plenty of celebrities who owns a private jet as you would have a car. It’s not uncommon for actors life partners to visit their loved ones during the working time… Brad pitt himself used to appeared in the Angelina’s movie set as a director in Eastern Europe 2 or 3 years ago with all their children. Plus, Marion has not revealed when the baby is due so you can’t tell how many months she’s expecting. And if you want a real “news” (which at least is verifiable on the internet) Marion’s 5 years old son IS blonde like was his father at the same age. Guess what : he’s not Brad offspring. You can see by yourself. His name is Marcel Canet. Google it and you’ll see.

Pamela W on

According to other Hollywood-related media reports, Angelina Jolie was jealous when Brad started filming this movie with Marion. However, just because Angelina has seen fit to instigate affairs with several of her leading men, it doesn’t mean that every female actor will do so. She shouldn’t hold other women to the low-class, disrespectful views she has toward monogamy. Most women have more class than Angelina and respect the institution and commitment that is marriage. #teamjen

Lennie on

Angelina thinks it’s brands kid. That is why she is divorcing him. NOT because he runs around or smokes a little weed or drinks. She has known that for years and accepted it. But she will NOT accept his love child! Jennifer Anniston, thank God you found a decent man away from these two trainwrecks. Marion the actress, needs to run from these two, and beg her husband’s forgiveness, which I doubt. Maybe Pitt will marry her!

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