When Angelina Jolie announced she had filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Brad Pitt, the world flew into a frenzy.
And there was one major theory as to why the couple of 12 years were headed to splitsville: Brad must have had an affair.
Fingers were pointed to French actress Marion Cotillard, who co-stars with Brad in their latest film, Allied.
A friend of the 40-year-old told The Daily Mail that Marion and her partner, Guillaume Canet, were “blissfully happy” and that claims she had cheated with Brad had left her “absolutely devastated”.
Now, Marion is facing her fans on her own terms, posting a heartfelt message on Instagram to clear up all the nasty rumours.
"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," she wrote.
Take a look back at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie over the years. Post continues after gallery.