At the center of the shocking divorce between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is Greenpeace spokeswoman Marion Cotillard, according to an exclusive story in the New York Post.
A private investigator hired by Jolie caught Pitt having an affair with the French activist, who is the female lead in Pitt's upcoming Allied film, according to the report.
Cotillard, who played the role of a mentally unstable villain in both Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, devotes a significant amount of time to her work with Greenpeace. In 2010, she traveled to Congo with the violent activist group to film a documentary on the dangers of industrial logging in Africa.
Representatives for both Cotillard and Pitt have yet to speak to the press so it remains unclear if Pitt subscribes to some of Cotillard's more controversial views.
Cotillard has posited "that 9/11 was a conspiracy designed to renovate the Twin Towers without having to pay for costly rewiring," according to New York Magazine.
Cotillard has also argued in defense of the conspiracy that the United States never landed a man on the moon.
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Jolie, who is set to fight for sole possession of the six children she has with Pitt, is the daughter of prominent Republican Jon Voight. She also has established a close friendship with Vietnam veteran and Republican Senator John McCain.
Jolie is expected to abandon Hollywood and devote herself fully to traveling the world doing humanitarian work focused on helping children in need, according to a source that spoke with the Post.
"The older she gets, the more serious she becomes, and she is sick of the Hollywood thing," said the source. "He wants to make movies. She doesn’t. It’s a fundamental difference. It’s how you live your life."
Greenpeace did not respond to a request for comment on whether it will stand by Cotillard after reports of her affair with Pitt.