Mary-Kate Olsen wanted a baby & Olivier ‘has two grown kids & doesn’t want more’

Olivier Sarkozy and his wife Mary-Kate Olsen attend the Global Champions Tour CSI2 Madrid 2019

Late last week, the Mary-Kate Olsen-divorce story exploded and I was shocked! The Olsen twins are super-private, and I just kept thinking about how all of the tabloid attention was probably the most uncomfortable thing for MK. Mary-Kate Olsen married Olivier Sarkozy in 2015 after dating since 2012. They always seemed like an odd couple, but no one outside their circle could really get a read on them or what they were about. As it turns out, Olivier is mega-petty and he likely kicked MK out of their leased Gramercy Park home and canceled the lease behind her back. That’s how we found out about everything: she was trying to file for divorce during the lockdown but the NY courts wouldn’t allow her to file, and the court denied her emergency petition too.

Regarding the court denying her divorce petition, a legal source said to the Post (via People): “Domestic violence is an emergency, perhaps refusing to provide health care is an emergency. I want to be divorced because I want to be divorced now is not an emergency.” Yeah, except that he was kicking her out of their shared home before she had a chance to move her stuff out. But the same legal source said that the judge who rejected her emergency filing might know that MK owns other properties in New York state (two apartments in the city and a house in the Hamptons), so it’s not like she would really be homeless. Sources told the Sun that the “breakup is bitter” and that Olivier absolutely “threw his wife out of their New York apartment after she filed for divorce in April.” We also heard that one of the reasons for their split was that she was focused on her career, while Olivier is “very French” and he basically wanted a stay-at-home wife. Now People’s sources are saying some more stuff:

Mary-Kate Olsen, 33, and her husband, Olivier Sarkozy’s, 50, inability to see eye to eye on several issues ultimately led to their divorce after four and a half years of marriage. According to a source, one of the main issues that caused friction in their relationship was whether or not to have children. Sarkozy, who has two grown children with ex-wife Charlotte Bernard, didn’t want to have any more kids, while Olsen did.

“A few years ago, having a baby was not a priority for her. This has changed,” says the source.

“Olivier has two grown kids and doesn’t want more,” a fashion source tells PEOPLE. “Mary-Kate thought he would budge on that and he hasn’t.”

But it wasn’t only children that drove the fashion mogul and banker apart.

“Olivier is a party boy and a big spender,” says a banking source. “He loves the high life.”

Meanwhile, Olsen who runs two clothing brands, The Row and Elizabeth and James with her twin sister Ashley, is more reclusive.

“Mary-Kate prefers to be quiet and alone and doing the things she likes,” says a fashion source. “She’s not that interested in socializing—she likes small gatherings with select people. They ended up being apart quite a bit.”

[From People]

So they broke up because A) He wanted her to be home more, B) he wanted to socialize and party more and she wasn’t into it and C) she wanted a kid and he didn’t. It feels like Team MK is just throwing some different theories out there, but it also just sounds like they never had anything in common, really. And yeah, when a dude remarries some much younger lady, often the younger lady will (gasp) want to have a kid. I don’t know. It sounds like Olivier is a douche, but it also sounds like they never should have been together in the first place.


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  1. Seraphina says:

    Isn’t that something that is typically discussed BEFORE you marry? And in the pics I have seen she is looks like his daughter. Build wise too. I always wondered how men of such build are attracted to someone who is the direct opposite of them in build. It just gives me pause for thought. She looks like a little girl compared to him.

    • ennie says:

      it also can go the opposite way. Why are smaller women attracted to much bigger/taller, and , in this case, older?

    • Aang says:

      I came to say same thing. Why not discuss that before you get married? And ditto on the size difference too. As a woman I would just feel uncomfortable with a man that is so much larger than me. Not just height but scale.

      • Lua says:

        Priorities change. I used to not want kids when I got married. I was education and career centered. I was stacking degrees and money. I hit thirty five and changed my mind. Now I have my baby boy and he’s my light. Fortunately my husband was ok having another (he has a teen from a previous relationship) because he loves me enough to go through the baby stage again, which is not easy!!!

    • lucy2 says:

      I would think so, but in the article it’s written to sound like she didn’t want kids at first but now does. Which is fine, people change their minds and if they don’t agree, separating is best, but this sounds like a massive angry blow up divorce rather than 2 people who love each other but want different things.

    • EMc says:

      I can attest that what’s important to you in your 20s isn’t the same in your 30s. What you want in life can change, and yes you have to consider that before you get married, but you can’t predict how you’ll feel in 10,15 years.

    • Allie says:

      I am not even 5 feet tall and this would freak me out. I’d feel like a little child. Not to mention it is really uncomfortable to talk to someone much taller while standing for longer than 5 minutes. The neck pain is real.

    • Case says:

      Ideally yes, but people and their desires change. I know a girl who has been telling people since college she doesn’t want kids (why she shares this, I’m not sure – it’s her business and no one cares!). With complete respect to those who don’t want kids and won’t change their mind, I think there’s at least a possibility she will change her mind from what she wanted in college. I think when entering a marriage young (or with someone young), it’s important to remember that you”ll grow together and priorities might shift.

  2. Christy says:

    Both of them seem sketchy as hell. I’m shocked they lasted five years tbh. I’ve a feeling this is going to be a public mess and the blame game is going to get worse. I thought Elizabeth Olsen would take a SM break since her older sister is going through a public divorce but nope she’s happily posting IG stories with her ugly boyfriend. Those Olsen girls are truly something else lol

    And frankly speaking I’m more interested in Elizabeth’s love life. I’m shocked she hasn’t cheated on her current bf yet lol

    • Arb says:

      Why would one person stop posting pictures of themselves because their sibling is going through a divorce? And why do you think it’s call someone ugly, as if that made it bad that she’s posting pictures of her happy relationship? They have brands to maintain and a social media presence is likely required to keep those brands selling.

      • Anna06 says:

        Agreed. I don’t see why Elizabeth needs to stop posting pictures of her boyfriend. It would be different if MK was posting pictures of HER new boyfriend. 😉

      • Christy says:

        I’ve seen normal, non-famous people take a SM break when some drama is happening in their family. Elizabeth is a public figure so I expected her to act in the same way since everyone, including media is watching her right now. Maintaing social media image also requires good timing, posting dumb IG stories to show off your irrelevant relationship when your older sister is going through a public mess is dumb and insensitive. She obviously doesn’t care or has ‘any attention is good attention’ mentality.

        And no I didn’t call her bf ugly because its “cool” lol I called him ugly because he is a creepy looking dude and his face makes me uncomfortable.

      • Allie says:

        Are a “pro”, Christy, or why are you having all those expectations on how people should behave on social media when someone in their family is having issues that they do not have anything to do with? And why would normal people take a social media break, too? I take a break from social media when it gets on my nerves, not when my cousin or whoever gets a divorce. If you have family that creates a lot of drama you will never be back!

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Good lord. Everything about this comment is yikes. Elizabeth isn’t required to turn off her life because her sister is going through some shit, and there was zero need to mention her boyfriend at all, let alone his looks. WTF does he have to do with any of it?

      • Christy says:


        I never said anything about Elizabeth turning off her life unless you think her IG is her life LMAO. I’m only pointing how bad this looks from PR stand point. Y’all don’t need to ride so hard for someone who cheated her ex-finance and broke up with him on the day his best friend died. Elizabeth has always been shady af.

    • Mishka says:

      So true. You are funny. I agree 100%

    • Case says:

      I think it would look weirder if Elizabeth suddenly stopped her social media activity because of her sister who lives on the other side of the country. I think that would only draw more attention to what’s going on.

    • chlo says:

      This is a real snarky comment.

      • Christy says:

        @Chlo Please enlighten me. I’m cackling at all these replies LOL

      • L says:

        Christy, your schtick is so tired… The mean girl that when called out acts like she just finds it all so hilarious? Dime a dozen.

      • Christy says:


        Y’all putting this kind of energy and participating in reach olympics to defend some shady basic white girl that couldn’t care less about your existence and I’m not supposed to find it funny? Please continue the entertainment, it’s hilarious lmfao

      • xo says:

        Christy just likes stirring the pot.
        Know ’em when you see ’em. Wink.

      • Christy says:


        There was no pot stirring in my comment, anyone with a functioning brain can observe what I observed. You just mad cause I called Elizabeth basic white girl and refused to entertain dumb arguments. I know em’ when I see em’ Becky winkwink

  3. EMc says:

    My best friend is in this exact situation regarding the children. She met and married a man 25 years older than her (she’s now 35 and he’s 60) and the fight over a baby has nearly ruined their marriage. Not to mention their priorities are much different- he retired and wants to golf all day every day, she’s still working and enjoying her career. He has the mindset of, I’m retired so you’re on your own now. It’s very sad. He told her he would give her a baby but consider herself a single mom. I feel for MK.. it wasn’t always my girlfriends plan to have a baby, either. Sometimes its more than just the plan for the future that gets in the way over time.

    • Anna06 says:

      That’s heartbreaking! It’s always important to make sure you both want the same things before marriage, but ESPECIALLY so with such a large age difference. And even if you both think you want the same things then, things can change drastically when the older person (usually the man, lets be real) hits retirement age. You’re just in really different stages of your lives at that point. Something to think about when you’re seeing someone who’s drastically older than you, I suppose.

    • Léna says:

      I’m honestly always confused at that kind of situation. Will she have a child in this situation?
      My dad had a 12y younger girlfriend for two years (my dad was 40, she was 28, I was 12) and he always made it clear one child with her max. She pushed for 3. Never happened and they didn’t last. Last thing I know she is now 35 and dating a married 70 years old doctor and is trying to push him to have a baby. Gross

      • EMc says:

        Lena I think she would have, a few years ago. But now she has given up and the discussion is off the table. She has multiple neices and nephews and I think she thought that would fill the void, it just hasn’t. In his defense I think if she hadn’t waited so long he would have had another child with her, but she’s just one of those people who take forever to commit to a decision. But she’s still young, and it breaks my heart to see her sacrifice her desire for her own child. Especially because now that he’s retired, he’s largely absent which makes her feel so alone.

      • Léna says:

        Emc,that’s so sad for your friend!

    • TyrantDestroyed says:

      I know a couple in the same situation. Her being in her late 30s and him in his early 50’s with young adult twin children from a previous marriage and the baby argument has brought so many stress to their relationship. Both are in very different stages of their lives but so far they have chosen to remain married despite the big differences. He’s adamant about not having more kids and even if in the beginning they were in the same page she has changed her mind. So I totally understand this famous couple position and sometimes it’s better to part ways.

    • Arpeggi says:

      My dad’s step-brother left his 1st wife for the much too young nanny (she was definitely a minor when it started, it’s gross and wrong in so many ways). He was somehow surprised that this 20yo wanted kids while he was in his late 50s and they ended up having 2. Fast-forward a few years; she realizes that she’s been groomed, taken out of her home country and that living with an elderly man sucks and she wants to live her life; she left, alone and he’s now in his late 60s having to take care of pre-teens on his own (Daughter #1 doesn’t want anything to do with him which is totally understandable).

      It sucks for those kids, but man did he get what he deserved!

  4. Flamingo says:

    I hope that she finds someone else quickly who wants the same things she does and that she gets her baby. Things have a way of working themselves out.
    I don’t really think it’s an age thing, there are a lot of guys who have a baby in their early 50s with a younger spouse. I’ve shared this before on here, but my husband is quite a bit older than me. It has more to do with having a partner who wants the same things you do.
    I wasted most of my twenties, like so many women, trying to fix a jerk with more baggage than American Airlines. The final straw was when I told him that I wanted a baby and he said he would be ready in 5-7 years. I spent a year focusing on me, traveling, pampering myself and not worrying about finding a man and the universe put one right in front of me who wanted the same things that I did. Let’s hope MK is able to get through her divorce quickly and find someone who is thrilled to be a homebody with her and a baby.

  5. Busyann says:

    Yeah no, you dont marry in your 20s to an older guy and expect that you’re not going to change your mind about having a baby once you get into your 30s. They really should have thought things through better before saying I do. It doesnt even matter that they’ve been together for almost 10 years. Who you are 10 years ago in your 20s is different once you’re in your 30s. You grow up.

  6. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    This is partly why men go for super young. A 23yo isn’t going to want babies, and when she does, it’s time to move on. And when their age catches up to them, they’ll go older for home healthcare. F@ck em.

    • Anna06 says:

      Honestly, I agree. Huge age gaps are a major red flag. While there’s always an exception to the rule, I think age gaps that are 10+ years are just asking for trouble. There’s too large a gap in life experience there. Plus the type of men who want that kind of age difference (and lets be honest, it’s usually the man who’s older) are not the kind of men to want a family (especially since they may already have one if the age gap is big enough).

  7. Yoyo says:

    There is another rumor going around, that one of them is back on illicit drugs.

    • NextToMe says:

      This is what I was thinking.

    • detritus says:

      I had heard at one point that MK and Ash were high end dealers, but who knows if there’s any truth to that. I could see Sarkozy using too much because it’s there, but the twins seem way too controlled for that.

      Plus, if she wanted kids “partying” is not going to be the same.

  8. kellebelle says:

    Should’ve been discussed before marriage.

  9. Valiantly Varnished says:

    It’s probably all of the above. Divorces are rarely just about one thing. It also highlights why it’s important to have all this stuff figured out BEFORE you get married. He married someone with two companies who very obviously works. And she a much older man with two grown children. Why either of them thought the other would suddenly become a different person is beyond me. But that’s the case with a LOT of people who get married.

  10. Christy, I’m with you. Elizabeth Olsen is one shady lady. And from a PR perspective totally agree with the optics, would be better to go quiet for a week.

    • Ellie says:

      Lol seriously. Why.

      My sister got a new job recently. I’d better stop posting for the month to not steal her thunder!

  11. Lowrider says:

    MK can’t help her height, but she looks like his child in every photo with her ex.

  12. KinChicago says:

    I am sure though it hurts, she will be fine.

    As to height, I am barely above 5 foot height. This has disadvantages.
    A lot of men, all heights, are attracted to small. The most obnoxiously vocal about it are the ones you want to run from.
    My boyfriend is a foot taller than me. This is evident even if I am wearing heels. You would be SHOCKED at the number of women who say crude or cruel things- like “leave the y’all man to me!” Or ask questions about sex. I would never say this to anyone, just rude.

  13. Case says:

    This is why, for me personally, I haven’t had the urge to settle down in my 20s. I’m 27 and a very different person than I was when I was 20. I feel I’m still quite young and don’t want to commit to marriage or family when my feelings could change one way or the other in a few years time. When I’m in my 30s and more advanced in my career and hopefully even more sure of myself, I’ll feel more confident in making those decisions.

  14. Montrealaise says:

    One of the pitfalls in May-December marriages is that the younger partner might want children while the older partner might not, either because they already have kids or they are (or feel they are) too old. Sometimes spouses change their mind either way but it’s not something you can predict or count on.

  15. Awkward symphony says:

    Uh I don’t want to be cruel but shouldn’t she have discussed/planned this before marrying him?!! The man is a arrogant narcissist and I will never understand why she married him but as he has grownups kids he might not be into raising kids this late in his life.

    She’s lucky to be young. A divorce is not the end of the world and she can easily have a kid herself by IVAF or adopt if she doesn’t remarry

  16. Bread and Circuses says:

    You don’t chuck your wife out of the apartment and cancel the lease behind her back if it’s just a case of you having grown in different directions. That level of acrimony doesn’t fit with the sad case of one person wanting a baby and the other not.

  17. Bucky says:

    If that’s the real sequence of events, I don’t think he did anything mean. People who live together after filing for divorce do so out of financial necessity. They can’t afford to support two households. If the rental was her fourth home within an hour’s drive…duh. She should have had her belongings moved out before filing. If he cancelled the lease himself, she wasn’t on the lease. So she expected him to keep a Gramercy Park apt as storage while she found someone to start another family with, and it’s an EMERGENCY? That’s unreasonable.