You know how you can tell a couple is ride-or-die for each other? When they’re two French people who check the “haters” in separate Instagram posts. In Français! Oscar-winning actress, Marion Cotillard, had the bad luck (“Quelle est cette chose que vous appelez mauvais?” – Paramount executives) to have filmed Allied with stoner-dad-under-siege Brad Pitt immediately preceding his wife Angelina Jolie filing for “eff this, I’m out.” She’s since been the target of rumors that her chatte (like Michael, I love Google Translate) was the reason for their split. Marion has already Instagrammed a statement denying it and wishing the “haters” a swift recovery from their fever of stupidity. And now her partner of nine years, actor/director Guillaume Canet, has addressed the “haters” himself on behalf of his maman bébé. He even wrote “shit” in French. Swoon!
Guillaume put up a big “danger” sign on Instagram and went in on everyone. The translation is courtesy of People.
“I don’t usually make it a habit to comment on rumors made about us. I also don’t usually talk about my private life which until now I’ve always protected attentively … But the fury of the tabloids, the venal stupidity of some people calling themselves journalists, the haters who feel braver behind a keyboard, drive me to speak of the pride, love, respect and admiration I have for Marion staying as strong and intelligent in the face all these stupid and unfounded accusations,” he added.
“I think we’re all living with much more important things at this moment and now it’s time to move on and raise the bar a bit,” Canet continued. “Even if there’s so much work for some, I want to be positive. And as Marion said so well I hope you get better and aspire to something in your life than constantly sending s—!”
Gather them, Guillaume! Here’s how that looks in French:
Je n'ai pas non plus l'habitude de commenter les rumeurs faites à notre sujet… Je n'ai pas non plus l'habitude de parler de ma vie privée, que jusqu'à présent j'ai toujours protégé avec beaucoup d'attention… Mais l'acharnement de la presse people, la bêtise vénale de certaines personnes se faisant appeler journalistes, la haine de certains internautes se sentant plus forts derrière un clavier, me poussent quand même à dire la fierté, l'amour, le respect et l'admiration que j'ai pour Marion, de rester aussi forte et intelligente face à toutes ces accusations débiles et non fondées. Je pense que nous vivons tous des choses autrement plus importantes en ce moment et que maintenant il serait temps de passer à autre chose et d'élever un peu le niveau. Même si il y a beaucoup de travail pour certains, j'ai envie d'être positif. Et comme dit si bien Marion je vous souhaite d'aller mieux et d'aspirer à autre chose dans votre vie que d'envoyer constamment de la merde !
Marion and Guillaume met while starring together in 2003’s Love Me If You Dare, and he’s directed her in two films since then. They’re going to play husband and wife in next year’s Rock’n Roll. Their five-year-old son Marcel was born in 2011, and Marion also used her public denial of having had anything to do with Brad Pitt’s blunt to announce that she is pregnant with their second enfant. You know they must be regretting that they didn’t conceive until after her and Brad finished filming because haters gonna hate and they also gonna speculate. But c’est la vie! Hopefully Marion and Guillaume can take something positive from this experience (besides the aforementioned enfant), and maybe become the founders of the Écupération Rapide pour Haters Clinique. Really, Google Translate should be taken away from me.