Marion Cotillard shot to the forefront of the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorce saga this week when rumors surfaced that she had an affair with her "Allied" costar. The Oscar-winning actor has since denied the claims that she was involved with Pitt romantically and has made it clear that her comment will be her first and last on this matter. She cites her long-standing relationship with French actor Guillaume Canet, the couple's son and expected child in Wednesday's Instagram post and claims that her family is all she needs.

Cheating rumors suggest Cotillard's contribution to Brangelina split.

After Jolie shocked the entertainment world by filing for divorce from Pitt earlier this week, a number of theories behind the couple's separation have spread throughout the media.

The possibility of child abuse and cheating are both central headlines, and, in a attempt to make sense of this trying time, many outlets have reported that romance among the "Allied" costars is one of the reasons behind Jolie's actions. In reaction to Pitt's history of alleged infidelity, which landed him a divorce from Jennifer Aniston 12 years ago, News sources dubbed Cotillard his mistress and prompted her to refute the claims and publicize her pregnancy.  

A message for the media and 'the haters' 

Cotillard explained her reasons for addressing the false story circulating in the press by revealing that the situation has spiraled out of control and is affecting the people she loves. After making a note of her admiration for her husband and son online, the French actor goes on to reveal that she is expecting her second child.

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She took advantage of her social media post to include a message for the media and "the haters" by commenting on how they pass judgment too quickly and that she wishes them the best after hearing her side of the story. 

Another lesson in the tendency to shame women.

This turbulent week serves as a lesson for us all, as jumping to the conclusion that Cotillard catalyzed Brangelina's breakup or that Aniston is rejoicing due to the dissolving marriage are two more examples of how the media pit women against one another and often represent them in unfair ways. Cotillard's involvement in this widespread story is another reminder of how female Celebrities get swept into stories that ultimately sexualize them and often blame them for issues they are not involved in. By putting the Jolie and Pitt divorce business aside, we can all congratulate Cotillard on her pregnancy and wish her and her loving family all the best.