Marion Cotillard has broken her silence over the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, denying she played any part in the split.

The French actress addressed rumours in an Instagram post.

Marion Cotillard said that she is expecting her second child with partner Guillaume Canet and described Canet as "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," she said.

The French star said that it would be her "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 spiralling [sic] and affecting people I love, I have to speak up," said the Oscar winner.

Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet at the César Awards in Paris in February 2015

"Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn't distressing," she continued.

"And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. 

Speaking about the end of her Allied co-star Brad Pitt's marriage to Angelina Jolie, she said she hopes the former couple find peace.

"Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment." 

Cotillard and Pitt's romantic wartime thriller Allied is due in cinemas in November.

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George Clooney was blindsided when he was asked about his close friend Pitt and Jolie's break-up live on camera. Clooney and Pitt are long-time friends and colleagues, having starred in the Oceans trilogy together, but Clooney looked genuinely surprised and taken aback when told of Pitt and Jolie's divorce by a CNN reporter.

When asked by CNN's Richard Roth what he thought of the divorce news at the end Clooney looked puzzled and said: "What happened?", and when Roth explained that Jolie filed for divorce, Clooney struggled to conceal his shock.

"I didn't know that. Wow," he responded. "I feel very sorry then. That's a sad story and unfortunate for a family. It's an unfortunate story about a family. I feel very sorry to hear that." Clooney added: "This is the first I've heard of it."

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Pitt has said he is "saddened" by the split from wife Jolie, who filed for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage and a 12-year romance.