Mary-Kate Olsen’s older boyfriend shelled out $6.25 million for a NYC love nest

I really didn’t pay that much attention to Mary-Kate Olsen’s new relationship when it began several months ago. My initial thought was that probably no one would care, but I was surprised by the interest from many commenters. MK has been dating a man named Olivier Sarkozy – he’s the half-brother of former French president Nicholas Sarkozy. Olivier and MK met earlier this year, and their May-December romance has been widely derided. My thought was (and is now): the Olsen twins are weird, and they never date who you’d expect. They’re just… weird. Like, one of them (?) dated Justin Bartha, who I find genuinely cute, but other than that, their romantic choices just seem odd. Anyway, MK is 26 years old and Olivier is 42, already divorced and a father of two children with his first (and only) wife. His ex-wife has already stated publicly that she finds his romance with MK to be “grotesque”. Which… sure. I can see that. He works in New York too – and so this news isn’t all that weird. He’s just bought a new townhouse, and he plans to make a home in it with Mary-Kate:

Obviously he’s into twins. Olivier Sarkozy, 42, the much older beau of elf-like Mary-Kate Olsen, 26, has plunked down $6.25 million for a storied East 10th Street townhouse, which, like the “Full House” star, has a twin. The half-brother of the former French president bought the pad alone, but plans to share the palatial 146-year-old love nest with Olsen, sources said.

Sarkozy is buying it because he and Olsen “like that it is old,” a real estate insider told The Post’s Jennifer Gould Keil. The 4,200-square-foot home, built the year Abraham Lincoln took office, was designed by architect James Renwick Jr., best-known for St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Smithsonian.

Sarkozy paid the full asking price for the five-story house with nine fireplaces, a Juliet balcony in front and a large rear garden. The townhouse is in the St. Mark’s historic district, but the couple can gut the inside so long as they keep the façade intact.

It isn’t clear how much renovation they plan to do, although the plumbing and kitchen need to be completely updated. Listing broker Jason Haber, CEO of Rubicon Property, declined to comment.

The sale has brokers wondering if Mary-Kate’s sister Ashley will snap up the house’s twin, which was initially being sold as a package with its next-door neighbor but recently was taken off the market. Sarkozy — whose ex-wife, Charlotte, has blasted his May/December relationship with Olsen as “grotesque” — finally unloaded his Upper East Side townhouse earlier this year for $8.4 million by slashing the price from $11.95 million after it languished without a buyer. A rep for Olsen did not comment.

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Gah, I love New York townhouses. I love Washington, DC townhouses too. That was always a real estate dream of mine – to own a beautiful, historic townhouse in one of America’s great cities. Of course, the renovations needed would probably send me running. You can check out some photos of Sarko’s new townhouse here – it’s really, really gorgeous. Like… if someone (anyone) asked me to live with them in that townhouse, I would. I would sleep with Kellan Lutz’s Lutzy ass if he invited me to shack up with him in a beautiful townhouse. So imagine how MK feels? She probably feels… God, who knows? The Olsens are so weird.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Marta says:

    is she gnome?

  2. Dana M says:

    He looks gross. I wouldn’t touch him with a ten-foot pole.

  3. Liberty says:

    Okay. Somewhere I read that Ashley was not thrilled with this relationship because he was trying to poke his nose into their business, ostensibly on MK’s behalf…am I the only one who read that? I should try to track that down. DM? NY Post? I can’t recall.

  4. Sue says:

    He is an old looking 42…….

  5. Nev says:

    she looks amazing…great style.

  6. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    In that photo of her she looks about 40 million years old. His ex wife had to laugh her ass off when she saw that pic.
    So this guy is moving from the upper east side to the East Village for her? He is so clearly out of his element and trying to be young and hip for her. She has so much more money than him I’m sure she’s not impressed. I hope she wakes up & dumps him SOON!
    I don’t know what this guy’s politics are but his half brother’s is on the facist side.

  7. marie says:

    how can she only be 26, she’s old lady like, I dunno something about MK gives me the creeps..

    And that guy is gross, she is too young for the age difference to be that great.. just my opinion though..

  8. Sara says:

    That grey hair color in the first pic scares me. He looks rough for 42; they must be getting their party on.

  9. ShanKat says:

    Gnome sweet gnome.

  10. Krock says:

    She looks terrible with that hair. I get the whole “I am a fashion risk taker” blah blah but her hair makes her look like the scary lady at the haunted house that takes your ticket on the way in. She’s a beautiful girl, but this is horror!

  11. Hécate says:

    She gives me the creeps!! That soulseater look is donatella versace alike!! Both are disgusting so at least they share something.

    • MST says:

      I never saw the appeal of these twins. I didn’t think they were cute when they were little (yes I know its mean). They looked like those troll dolls that you get out of gumball machines. But they are excellent businesswomen. They’ve turned their minimal talent into an emprie.

      And her boyfriend manages to look skeezy and wussy at the same time. Yeech.

  12. Lauren says:

    Is it just me or does she look like Madonna in that first pic. and not Madonna at her age, Madonna now. yikes.

  13. Miss Piggy says:

    Norma Desmond! A remake of “Sunset Boulevard”! Oh wait…that was just my mind screaming when I saw the first photo. “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane” has now been answered.

  14. Jacq says:

    I have looked at the house & plans. One half of the dual residences has a kitchen, the other only has a kitchenette. The other has a bedroom on the first floor, where you enter. It seems quite strange to me, I would assume the contractor who renovated it was trying to keep original walls (brick, fireplaces, etc), but the end result is less than desirable – especially for that kind of cash. The basement & first floor of one half of the twins buildings are the main gathering areas, who needs another building filled mainly with bedrooms. But then again, they’re wierd…

    “They like it because it is old…” oh, MK, you make it TOO easy!

  15. RHONYC says:

    she reminds me of when Laura San Giacomo’s hair turned gray after having sex with Satan in ‘The Stand’. lol 8O

  16. princesslizabeth says:

    She’s gross.

    He’s gross.

    A match made in heaven. :)

  17. LAK says:

    Is she SWF-ing Daphne Guinness in that top pic?

  18. Anne de Vries says:

    I’ve always thought that after the way they grew up – with websites dedicated to counting down until they were ‘legal’ and HOW GROSS IS THAT FOR GOD’S SAKE? they have zero interest in being ‘hot’. They don’t need to present themselves a certain way for film roles or media attention either, and the result is always interesting. I rather admire that.

    (gorgeous house!)

  19. judyjudy says:


  20. girl says:

    the monsieur and the little goblin..gross

  21. girl says:

    Im not buying he’s only 42… look at him! He looks much older… much.

  22. Emma says:

    I don’t see the big deal here. Yes, she’s weird, but at least she’s different and appears to be interesting rather than a vapid famewhore. And so what if she likes an older man? At least she’s with him because she wants to be and not for his money, since she has enough of her own. And she’s a grown woman of 26, not a teenager. She knows what she’s doing. I like the Olsen twins, they’re eccentric and creative and don’t seem to care about what people think of them.

  23. Anoni Mus says:

    He looks gross. Maybe he has an interesting personality?

    The Olsens best feature has always been their haunting eyes. The worst? The duck lips. And Mary-Kate? PLEASE stand up straight! Her posture is what makes her look like an old lady.

  24. Dena says:

    I actually like her hair in both pictures. However, whenever I see pictures of her, the word “troubled” springs to mind.

  25. Meecey says:

    Hair looks witchy. He looks way old. I say if she’s happy then good for her.

  26. Samantha says:

    He looks like a yucky old perv and he definitely ain’t 42!

  27. IzzyB says:

    I watched my sister become a carer to a husband 26 years older than herself. Now she is a widow and old before her time.

    I try to be ok with most things, but I guess because I’ve seen the effect, that age isn’t just a number, it makes me very sad for the future of the younger spouse.

  28. rkintn says:

    The Olsen’s have always looked to me like they would be covered in cat hair and smell like cat piss. And, dude is older than 42. Gross.

  29. Alice says:

    The top pic is wonderful! Best she has dressed in a while! Hair could use some work, but at least it looks like it has seen a comb in the last 24 hours. Her makeup is good too.

    He looks WAY older than 42… can’t imagine what the attraction is as he also looks serious and not very fun.

  30. erika says:

    “Where’s my daughter! You’re NOT my DAUGHTER!”?”

    “But…I am…I am your daughter.”

    she looks like the scary old medium in the movie The Others!!!