22 September 2016
Angelina Jolie reportedly confronted Brad Pitt's "Allied" co-star Marion Cotillard on set after becoming wrongly convinced the pair were having an affair.
The 41-year-old actress is reported to have hired a private investigator to follow the pair when they filmed the World War II movie in London.
But her fears were unfounded as Marion is currently expecting her second child with French director and actor Guillaume Canet, who she has been with for nine years.
Reports of an affair are thought to be part of a smear from Angelina's camp.
'Angelina completely ignored Marion on the set, and when Marion tried to talk to her she just looked the other way,' a source told DailyMail.com.
'Marion was devastated, here she is thinking she is going to meet this great UN ambassador and instead Angelina refuses to speak to the woman because of her own jealousy.'
The source also said that rumors of an affair between Pitt and Cotillard are '100 per cent false,' and that Pitt's main concern at this time is his children.
'He does not want them reading anything negative in the press about himself or their mother,' said the source.
'He's not going to get dirty.'
The claims come as Marion felt compelled to come out and issue a statement to confirm her pregnancy and reiterate that she has not been involved in the split.
The 40-year-old said on Wednesday: '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'.
She went on to confirm that her partner of eight years Guillaume Canet is the father of her unborn child.
A source told PageSix that Jolie 'hired a private eye because she felt that he was fooling around with her on the set, and it turns out, he was. And that was the final straw'.
Cotillard went on: 'And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery.'
She concluded her message by wishing Brad and Angelina Jolie well.
'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 stars alongside Pitt in the upcoming spy thriller "Allied" and their onscreen sexual chemistry has been described as 'electric'.
According to the film's producer, Graham King, Pitt and Cotillard had an immediate connection.
'Brad and Marion immediately had the utmost respect for each other, so once they delved into their characters, their chemistry was electric,' he told People Magazine back in August.
'It was crucial for Brad and Marion to not only begin rehearsing together before the shoot, but they also spent a lot of time developing their characters with the director, Robert Zemeckis,' he added.
'By the time we got to set, it was really amazing to see these characters already feel lived-in and real.'
The pair play a information officer and French Resistance fighter who fall in love. They began filming the movie in England in February this year and also travelled to Casablanca and the Canary Islands for shoots.
Angelina filed for divorce from Pitt on Monday for 'the health of her family', two years after they wed at their French estate Chateau Miraval.
The actress filed papers citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and asked for physical custody of the couple's three biological children as well as their three adopted children - Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, and Zahara, 11.
A source close to the couple said that the "Maleficent" star was upset over the way Pitt was parenting their brood and 'fed up' with his use of weed and alcohol, as well as anger issues.