Marion Cotillard's Boyfriend, Guillaume Canet, Responds To Brangelina Affair Rumors

It's been a rough week.

25/09/2016 3:23 AM AEST | Updated 27/09/2016 12:17 AM AEST

On the spectrum of worst case scenarios, finding your significant other in an alleged affair with Brad Pitt ranks somewhere between sleeping with your twin and dying a slow, painful death in a vat of quicksand. 

Unfortunately, that’s exactly the position Marion Cotillard’s longtime partner, actor and director Guillaume Canet, has been in after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt earlier this week. 

Once the celebrity-sized mushroom cloud settled, rumors of an affair between Pitt and Cotillard, who play lovers in the upcoming World War II drama “Allied,” surfaced as a possible cause for the Brangelina implosion. However, Cotillard swiftly denied any romantic entanglement with Pitt in an Instagram post, writing that she hopes Brad and Angelina will “find peace in this very tumultuous moment.”

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 and Canet, who have a child together, are apparently better matched than we thought ― on Friday, he shared a similar message on social media decrying the evils of tabloid culture and singing Cotillard’s praises. 

“I don’t usually make it a habit to comment on rumors made about us,” Canet wrote in French, under an Instagram photo of a “Danger” sign, Entertainment Tonight wrote. “I also don’t usually talk about my private life, which, until now, I have always attentively protected.”

“But the fury of the tabloids, the venal stupidity of some people calling themselves journalists, the internet trolls who feel braver behind a keyboard, drive me to speak of the pride, love, respect and admiration I have for Marion staying strong and intelligent in the face all these stupid and unfounded accusations,” he wrote.

“I think we’re all living with much more important things at the moment and now it’s time to move on and raise the bar a bit,” he continued. “Even if that’s a lot of work for some, I want to be positive. And as Marion said so well, I hope you get better and aspire to something more in your life than constantly sending shit!”  

Read the full post in French below.

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