Ashley Olsen broke up with her 58-year-old boyfriend to focus on her work

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Let’s be real: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen could probably date anybody. They could date movie stars, they could date models, they could date billionaire tech guys, they could date artists, they could date stockbrokers, etc. The fact that MK and Ashley choose much, much older guys shows me that they actually WANT to date these much older guys. No one is forcing them into these relationships. They’re not with rich older men for the money or power. MK and Ashley have enough money and power on their own. So let’s just say… their “type” is Older Daddy Figure. MK dated and then married Olivier Sarkozy, and they seem happy enough together, even though he’s 17 years older than her and his daughter is closer to Mary-Kate’s age. Meanwhile, Ashley was dating a 58-year-old financier named Richard Sachs for about half a year. They just broke up. Hm.

Ashley Olsen has split from financier Richard Sachs. The 30-year-old actress-turned- fashion designer and the 58-year-old financier ended their five month relationship earlier this year, according to UsWeekly. A source told the site they broke up because the former Full House star wants to focus on her fashion empire. The two have remained friends and even went out to lunch together as recently as March 12 in NYC’s Chinatown.

The couple looked very happy in January when they vacationed in St Barts with her twin Mary-Kate and the star’s husband Olivier Sarkozy. It was speculated that Richard could be ‘the one’ for Ashley.

[From The Daily Mail]

She broke up with him… because she wanted to focus on work, not because he was almost twice her age. Her boyfriend before Sachs was George Condo, another dude who was twice her age. I’ll admit it, I don’t really get it. If I had all of that power, money and access, I would aim to date someone really sexy, just for the fun of it. Granted, I know people will say “maybe she finds those guys sexy.” Different strokes, etc. But still… it’s so strange to me that both twins date these daddy-types.

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  1. OhDear says:

    IMO it’s not unusual for her to tend towards older men – they’ve been working and have established successful businesses since they were teenagers/20s, so it may be harder for them to relate to men their age.

  2. bitchyarchitect says:

    ugh so gross. I too have always had a thing for older men( although now that I am middle -aged i’m forced to lust after men my own age more and more…) but these guys are just plain gross.
    I can smell the old man breath from the photo. Why can’t she date someone like Hugh Laurie? oh right he’s married. more photos of Hugh please. Totally stole the show in night manager.

    • Beth says:

      These guys are wicked gross! Probably have old man breath. The oldest boyfriend was 12 years older than me, but I was 37 at the time. I couldn’t imagine being with a guy old enough to be my father like the Olsen girls do. The might not think about when they’re just 50, their men will be 80.

    • MostlyMegan says:

      I have always liked older men too, but now that I am 40 I see it from the other end. It’s a bit creepy that these men in their late 50’s and 60’s are interested in women who look like little girls. I know they are women, but they are A LOT younger, and look more like girls than women, and look like their daughters. So while I see the attraction from the Olsens’ perspective, it’s the old Daddy boyfriend’s approach that I find totally unsettling. Sorry, that is just skeezy to me. Ugh.

  3. Shijel says:

    There are different stories about the twins, no? They’re both workhorses absolutely, but there’s also some sort of neurosis there. These women have their career and lives under control, and have proven themselves to be control freaks and good at it too. I can imagine them wanting lives with older companions due to their relative stability compared to younger guys who’d most likely leech them for their wealth or have incompatible lifestyles. At least this is what some people have been discussing.

    Sounds miserable, though. I don’t know, they’ve come out of their childhood fame with tremendous (as a non-native speaker I love the sound of this word but Cheeto Benito has ruined it for me and now I can’t type it without wincing, ahh) success (albeit in different areas), but something about them seems… I don’t know. Not broken, but bent? Don’t know. Wish them luck, happiness and occasional relaxation.

    • Aren says:

      Yes, they seem completely traumatized. I’m going to take a guess and say they probably weren’t the exception when it came to sexual abuse of child stars, which might also explain the drug problems, and eating disorders at an early age.
      But what you said makes a lot of sense, a young person would have to be very accomplished not to try to take advantage of them (even if I think Sarkozy is doing just that but anyway), and they might be looking for stability.

      Finally, loved the ‘Cheeto Benito’, I’ll be using that in the future.

      • Bridget says:

        My hunch is the opposite. The Olsen’s family were famously protective of their kids, BUT when you have 2 kids at the center of a media empire, working full time, and with so much money involved, they’re never going to be normal kids. There were whisperings that the parents were extremely lenient about boyfriends sleeping over when the girls were only in their mid-teens, but when you have someone with adult responsibilities, who make adult money, and are probably exposed to CRAZY temptations, it’s just not a recipe for a well adjusted adult. These two women have long struck me as two individuals who have literally seen and done everything, years ago, and that it warped them.

  4. QQ says:

    I am coming more and more to Lainey’s Theory of Hyperprivacy and not wanting to have any weird loose end with a less discreet by nature younger media friendly type, these men they date are moneyed and obscure at best the kind that don’t do new tech LOL… additionally most of their contemporaries know them as something very specific ( THE OLSEN TWINS/Acting in Corny Stuff/ EMPIRE) and they probably wouldn’t deal with anyone TOO TOO vapid ( say aging Himbo Model types) so they stay with artsy older types who probably would entertain them/teach em something new/be equal in money/power/culture .. when you reaaaalllyy think about it is not too crazy… what we don’t get is why they have to be ugly /not their equals in looks but then also imagine growing up in the industry they have… is not like they haven’t dated guys their ages either but this is the well they prefer??!

    • Bridget says:

      I believe it. You know what else I believe? That they have some serious issues as well. They keep themselves under major lockdown now, but I remember the rumors about them years ago.

      • QQ says:

        Oh So Do I, No Doubt…but one thing divorced from the other

      • Bridget says:

        These two have the STRANGEST dating histories, which makes me wonder what happened with them. How do you go from Scott Sartiano and Justin Bartha to this dude? And with MK, what the hell kind of zigzag line takes you from the Katzenberg kid to Stavros Niarchos to a Sarkozy?

      • DahliaDee says:

        Abandonment issues.

    • Ange says:

      I also don’t get it. Date older fine but couldn’t they pick just a LITTLE hotter? George Condo was the biggest WTF for me. I’m sure there are smart, interesting older men who still have some looks for them out there. The world is a big place after all.

  5. Dani says:

    Old men date women half their age or younger all the time. Good for them if this is what they want/like. They seem low key and genuinely avoid the spotlight. They grew up soo quickly and on TV of all things, it wouldn’t surprise me that they have more in common with people 10+ years older than them.

  6. Megan says:

    What is she wearing in the bottom photo? Is she doing Amish cosplay?

  7. QueenB says:

    “I would aim to date someone really sexy, just for the fun of it” As would everybody else. I can only think that they already did this for a decade, otherwise it does not make sense. Women are visual creatures and I cant see her enjoying doing it with a guys looking like that. Or they have an agreement where they get to be with boy toys on the side. Its not unusual for powerful women.

  8. Anon33 says:

    No WAY these consistently sloppy-looking, smoky-breathed gremlins can get “anyone they want.” Maybe back when they first turned 18, but now? Nope, not a thing, not gonna happen. I’ll poll my entire office right now and I bet I don’t get one taker.

  9. enora says:

    they had same money issues! he is brained and that s a turn on!

  10. inka says:

    daddy issues