Mary-Kate Olsen has an ‘ironclad prenup’: ‘Her business & fortune are protected’

Mary-Kate Olsen Asks For Emergency Court Order To Divorce From Husband **FILE PHOTOS**

I’m still obsessed with the Mary-Kate Olsen divorce story. It just came out of nowhere, and it’s already so messy. MK met Olivier Sarkozy in 2012 and they married over the Thanksgiving 2015 holiday. In the rare moments when MK spoke about her wife-life, she made it sound very simple – she worked on her fashion lines, then she would go home, make dinner for herself and Olivier, and then on weekends she had her horses (she’s does dressage, I think). Now there’s a wealth of shenanigans though – apparently, she wanted to file for divorce last month, but the NY courts wouldn’t let her because of the shutdown. Olivier tried to kick her out of the house they owned together, and now she’s getting an emergency order and trying to get the divorce filing through. She’s also trying to get her prenup enforced. Us Weekly had an exclusive about that:

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy’s divorce may be messy due to the coronavirus pandemic, but things should be easy for the actress once proceedings begin — thanks to her “ironclad prenup,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively.

“Her business interests and fortune are protected,” the source adds. The 33-year-old fashion designer owns and operates The Row, a couture clothing line she and sister Ashley Olsen founded in 2006. Items on The Row’s website include $1,600 cotton pants, $4,800 suede jackets and beyond. The twins also run contemporary fashion label Elizabeth and James.

Mary-Kate hasn’t appeared onscreen since 2011’s Beastly, but in addition to her career as a child actor, the Los Angeles native had memorable turns on Weeds and alongside Josh Peck in 2008’s The Wackness. Her many career accomplishments landed her on Forbes’ 30 under 30 All-Star Alumni list in 2017. Together, she and Ashley have an estimated net worth of $500 million.

[From Us Weekly]

MK and Ashley have a joint net worth of $500 million? I think it’s more than that, actually. They started their businesses when they were kids, and The Row is a big deal, as is Elizabeth & James.

Meanwhile, whenever people talk about MK’s wedding, they always bring up the Page Six scoop that her wedding involved “bowls and bowls filled with cigarettes, and everyone smoked the whole night.” She had her reception at a private residence on 49th Street. Here’s something I forgot though – Olivier’s ex-wife HATED everything about her ex’s relationship:

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy are divorcing after five years of marriage and it’s a union that’s been branded “odd” right from the start. Olivier, brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and former child star Mary-Kate were a match that no-one saw coming. The French banker was 42 in 2012 when he first stated dating Mary-Kate, who was 25 at the time, and he was divorced with two children.

His ex-wife Charlotte Sarkozy, who was married to him for 14 years, seemed to be against the relationship from the very start, branding the 17-year age difference “grotesque”. She reportedly told the National Enquirer: “That’s not right. It’s grotesque.”

He was also mocked in the French press over his relationship with the American star, with many publications branding him the “little French lover” – despite towering over his 5ftfive partner at over 6ft tall.

Reports suggest Sarkozy was ready to pop the question after just 10 months of dating, but TV-star-turned-fashion designer Mary-Kate made him wait three years before saying yes.

[From The Daily Mirror]

I forgot about all that. I mean… the French peeps weren’t the only ones to think that this was one odd couple. Here in America, we were like “WTF” as well. But we’ve accepted our little goth hobo bag lady twins and we’re prepared to take MK’s side in the divorce! BOOOO Sarko.

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  1. Izzy says:

    Good for her.

  2. Allz says:

    I love Mary Kate and Ashley. They were my childhood, and I’m so protective over them! I don’t know, if the French press were making fun of them, it’s not because of their morals regarding age differences. It’s because of their looks, because they don’t seem to have an issue with that old white guy in his 50’s who just married that drop dead gorgeous black model in her 20’s (can’t remember either of their names).

    • Züri says:

      Do you mean Vincent Cassel and Tina Kunakey? Also a strange pairing, considering his oldest with Monica Bellucci is only 6 years younger.

      • Allz says:

        Yes thank you! I seem to remember reading nice things about them in the press. Both couples are weird but one more gets criticized than the other and it’s not the one with the biggest age difference.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Nor the Macrons.

  3. CantTakeHerAnywhere says:

    I always wondered why she pulls that weird face in photos and just realized… It’s the face she and her sister did for photos as kids and it hasn’t aged well. She’s got a different face than she did as a kid and she needs to learn a new photo expression.

    • Kee says:

      It’s because she and her sister notoriously pose for photos by saying “prune”. It makes your cheekbones look more prominent. It was a gossip item many years ago.

  4. Seraphina says:


  5. Eva says:

    I enjoyed this couple just because it was so random. Not gonna lie, can’t wait to see who she dates next.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    I’m glad she is well protected.
    Every photo of them looks so out of scale, like she has been photoshopped in!

    • 3mom says:

      Yeah, I don’t think I buy that she is 5’5″…? My husband is 6’2″, and I’m 5’6″ – we don’t look this ‘off’ height-wise in photos.

      • Vestalvirgin says:

        Yes, I came here to say this! I’m 5’4” and have had boyfriends in the past that were 6’2” and 6’3” and the height difference in photos of us doesn’t look anywhere near this pronounced. I would guess she is slightly shorter (5’2”?) and he is MUCH taller than 6’2”.

      • Alyse says:

        Def not 5’5.. may be a typo though as I always read they were like 5’2

    • The Recluse says:

      That top photo looks like she’s floating!

  7. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    Appreciating this story today. Partly because I have a soft spot for both Olsen twins (impressive lack of attention wh*ring for ex-child stars) but mainly because it doesn’t involve royals or Kardashians.

  8. Becks1 says:

    I’m not surprised to hear that. They haven’t had the continued success they’ve had by nota dotting every “I” and crossing every “t” and here that would include a prenup.

  9. Joy says:

    I remember when they got together. He was 42. I am currently 42. And his 42 year old self looks like he could be my dad. It was a hard 42 years.

  10. Onnit says:

    Oh, come on! If she’s “5ftfive”, then he must be close to 7 feet tall.

    • Jensies says:

      THANK YOU. She looks at least 12-18” shorter than him.

      • shanaynay says:

        She is not 5’5. Wiki says they are 5’2 but I’ve heard they are actually around 4’8. They are TINY.

  11. Ashley says:

    I was also weirded out by the match because how weird is this meeting of child star and French politics, but I think it helped that she looks so much older than she is.

    I am really surprised she didn’t just leave the house and get through this matter quietly. How bad it must be for her to drop the veneer and make it public…

  12. holly hobby says:

    I’m very surprised the NY courts didn’t set up a drop box for filings. I know federal courts did. What happened to the swift administration of justice?

    • AMA1977 says:

      Courts in my part of the world (Houston) are only moving forward with jail dockets (people who have not been arraigned) and that’s about it. No juries are being empaneled, no cases, either criminal or civil, are moving forward, and everyone is working from home. I’m sure her divorce petition could be filed, but the filing would not advance until the system reopens without an emergency petition for a hearing, as is being filed to preserve her rights to occupy their residence and to prevent him from disposing of her property.

      Motions can be filed here, but only emergency filings will be heard and orders issued until the system reopens more widely. My husband is a criminal defense attorney who has had several emergency hearings via Zoom regarding clients’ bond and release, but that’s about all that is going on. Similarly, civil courts will hear emergency protective orders and emergency child custody hearings, and emergency orders like the one referenced in this story, but “regular” proceedings are on hold.

  13. Mee says:

    I’ve always felt as though these twins never grew to their full height and weight. The drugs during mid teenage years really stunted their growth. And she’s 4’8” at the most

  14. Awkward symphony says:

    The height difference is what people find shocking rather than their age. Or at least that’s what I felt! Even Hayden pantiere said she felt uncomfortable at times because her boxer ex was taller.
    I’m glad she’s legally protected. The French press is overhyping him as a millionaire but in reality I think she is worth more than him hence why they rented!

  15. Ange says:

    My goodness that first photo just highlights how bizarre this whole thing was.

  16. Rae says:

    It is show jumping that she’s into, as far as I remember, as I ride horses and always give celebs extra cred for when they’re horse lovers too! If you google her and “horse”, the pictures are of her jumping.

    I will admit that I found the pairing uncomfortable. The age didn’t bother me, it was that they LOOKED so very different age wise which I found so jarring.

    As a short arse, with a baby face even in my thirties, I absolutely understand the pain of not looking the age of people in your social world/relationships. I’ve also dated a guy considerably older than me and…I honestly wouldn’t do it again.

    I wish them both well in the future and hope they can resolve their divorce quickly.