Mary-Kate Olsen went shopping for engagement rings without Olivier Sarkozy?


Do you realize that Mary-Kate Olsen is only 27 years old? For some reason, I thought the twins had already passed 30. God, they’ve lived a lot of life in 27 years. Maybe that’s why they seem so much older. That and they dress like old ladies. Anyway, MK is 27, as I said. Her lover, Olivier Sarkozy, is 44. A 17 year age difference? It’s notable and interesting and yes, I doubt it will last. But she’s an old soul and she’s old enough to know what she’s doing so I don’t have as much shade for it as I do with some couples. Plus, as I said, I still don’t think it’s going to last long-term. But according to Page Six, MK and Olivier might be engaged to be engaged. Or maybe MK just likes to shop for jewelry.

Mary-Kate Olsen could have marriage on her mind. Spies tell us Olsen, 27, who’s been dating 44-year-old Olivier Sarkozy for more than a year, was spotted shopping for an engagement ring in Los Angeles recently.

The actress-turned-fashion designer was at the Neil Lane boutique in mid-November, and sources tell us she has since made several trips to the store to check out the pricey wares.

A source tells us: “Mary-Kate has been seen several times in the last three weeks checking out huge engagement rings at the Neil Lane store. She really likes cushion-cut diamonds, and all of the rings she has looked at are over 5 carats,” says our source. “She has narrowed it down, but still hasn’t made a final decision.”

Another source told us Olsen looked at platinum-setting rings and paid no mind to a budget for the bauble, and looked at rings that were priced over $100,000. “I don’t think price was an issue,” the spy said.

We’re told Olsen has been shopping on her own, and Sarkozy was not with her at any of her visits to the jeweler.

Page Six broke the news in May 2012 that ­Olsen was dating Sarkozy, the half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and a managing director at Carlyle Group in New York.

Sources told us at the time that the two were “head over heels” in love.

Since then, they’ve been photographed hand-in-hand in the Hamptons and nuzzling in the stands at Knicks games. Olivier was married to Charlotte Bernard until the couple divorced in 2011. They have two children together. He then dated Stella Schnabel, daughter of artist Julian Schnabel, for more than a year, before splitting with her and moving on to Olsen.

Mary-Kate dated artist Nate Lowman before getting together with Sarkozy. A rep for Olsen had no comment. A rep for Neil Lane didn’t get back to us.

[From Page Six]

I love cushion-cut gemstones, especially with diamond surrounds. When CB came down to see 12 Years a Slave with me, we went browsing in a jewelry store and I kept pointing out all of the cushion-cut rings I liked. CB was like, “I get it.” While I do think this story is suspicious, I guess there could be a completely innocent explanation. Not every diamond ring has to be an engagement ring. Maybe she’s just buying something pretty for herself. Or maybe Olivier was like, “Darling, you have impeccable taste, go look through Neil Lane and tell me what to buy.” Some women have strong feelings for or against that kind of thing though – some feel that the engagement should be a surprise, a test to see if your man really knows your style. Some feel that if you’re going to be wearing the ring for the rest of your life, you better have a say in what in looks like. And if money is no object, why not? If I had Olsen money, I would have 100 diamond rings.



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  1. Anna says:

    Are scrunchies officially back? Bc no.
    Other than that… eh, they seem normal enough together. Why not.

  2. Secret Squirrel says:

    She is so tiny she could wear my engagement ring as a belt.

  3. D says:

    Is she wearing a scrunchie ? Are scrunchies making a return? Ugh no…..

  4. Frenchie says:

    Pssst… Kaiser, wrong tag. Not the same French-guy-named-Olivier 😉

  5. bowers says:

    What difference does it make? She wants something she wants.

  6. Enn says:

    Her hair is awful. Cut off six inches, MK.

  7. blue marie says:

    Meh, if she’s happy..

  8. lucy2 says:

    She has enough cash to buy herself whatever she wants, so maybe she’s just shopping for herself.
    He looks older than 44. Those girls have seemed 30+ for years now though, so I guess it’s working for them? I don’t know.

  9. Tania says:

    He may be 44 but he looks 54.

  10. TeresaGiudice says:

    I genuinely like MK & Oliver Sarkozy together. Me and my guy have a 19 year age difference between us, so I’m totally supportive of the May/December romance.

  11. lassie says:

    She doesn’t seem comfortable with him. Whenever they are together, her body language is so tightly pulled into herself. Almost as if she has hallow bird bones or whatever, and he inadvertently hurts her each time they touch. Definitely not the “Can’t keep my hands off of you” type of romance.

  12. Terae says:

    What’s the big deal? Everyone is running around like this 17 year age difference is some kind of gross scandal… I met my love at 26 when he was 46. 5 years later we are engaged but still in no rush down the aisle and living a nice life. I’m an old soul too so it doesn’t bother me but it’s pretty funny to see how it bothers other people. Why do people care so much?? I honestly want to know.

    • Nikki says:

      Preach it, sister! I’m 26 and have been dating someone who’s 44. No biggie. He’s an exceptional person, skilled, professional, and treats me well. That’s all that matters.

  13. Snarkweek says:

    My husband is 16 years older than IM so I don’t think this is a big deal. Besides, I’m wise for my age and he’s quite immature so it works LOL. As for the story, I just hope this guy isn’t it typical French douche baguette.

  14. Patricia says:

    My husband took my stylish sister to help him choose an engagement ring and between the two of them they got it absolutely perfect. I bet Ashley would do a great job helping to find the ring if that what he wants.

    • IzzyB says:

      My coworker had an idea of a ring in her head and it wasn’t the one she got! If someone has strong feelings on it, they should probably be there to pick it out because I think my coworker would rather not be surprised and got what she dreamed of.

      Myself, eh. I have no strong feelings. My mum would accept a plastic ring for me if she thought she could marry me off before she had to build a shelf to put me on *eye roll*

  15. Jackson says:

    I see no problem with her looking at stones on her own, even for an engagement ring. I know some women want the guy to have a ring and pop the question, but some women are very particular. After all (in theory!) they’re going to be looking down at that ring for the rest of their lives, so why not make it just right? Maybe they’re already engaged and they’ve met with the jeweler together and she’s just popping in when the jeweler gets some new stones to look at. Seems fine to me.
    On a side note, why do people freak out about scrunchies??!! Besides, the one she’s got in her hair is kind of small anyway – not like it’s half a yard of fabric like back in the day.

  16. anne_000 says:

    Hey look Mary-Kate, there’s trays of food behind you! Eat some!

    • Angie says:

      You do realize she has a eating disorder right?
      I can’t stand the comments about skinny girls!! If she was fat would you comment not to eat the food back there ?

  17. Madriani's Girl says:

    The Olsen twins always look like they haven’t bathed in weeks. They both always look so greasy and unclean. Blah.

  18. Very Berry Beeery Berytaas says:

    Greasy and looks like she dressed out of a Salvation Army box. What’s the attraction?

  19. Amy says:

    Didn’t Amber Tamblyn also get married to an older guy? It’s interesting how people object to some older/younger celebrity relationships and are completely fine with others. I’m completely fine with this one. The Olsen twins have always been kooky and this seems to fit MK’s personality. I wonder if they ever have diner with Nicolas and Carla. What an interesting meal that would be!