Mary-Kate Olsen, a fashion mogul, and former child star has recently filed for divorce from a French banker after five years of marriage. According to the sources close to the family, Sarkozy, who is a half-brother of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, didn’t want Olsen to work and refused to get her pregnant.
The 33-year-old businesswoman and her twin sister Ashley have been running several successful fashion lines for years, which included their brands: The Row, Elizabeth And James, Olsenboye and StyleMint. Mary-Kate is used to being a workaholic who dedicates a great portion of her everyday routine to her job — but her 50-year-old husband apparently wanted a stay-at-home spouse.
“Mary-Kate is extremely hard working and focused on her business. Her work schedule is beyond disciplined,” the source said to People Magazine. “She is the type of person who would never complain about a 12-hour workday. Olivier never understood her drive and passion. He would have loved to have a stay-at-home wife.”
Despite these wishes, Oliver, who has two teenage children from a previous marriage, didn’t want to have babies with Mary-Kate, much to her disdain. “A few years ago, having a baby was not a priority for her. This has changed,” the source claimed.
The pair are already estranged, and it looks like the divorce process will not be peaceful. According to TMZ, Mary-Kate tried to file for divorce on April 17th, but the court was unable to proceed back then — the New York Courts were not accepting divorce filings because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Meanwhile, Sarkozy has made Mary-Kate move out of their shared Gramercy apartment by terminating their lease without her knowledge.
This devastated Mary-Kate, who now has filed a divorce petition, begging the court to extend the lease until May 30th. “I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home we have lived in and if he is successful, I will not only lose my home but I risk losing my personal property as well,” her complaint reads according to the Daily Mail. “[I can not] look for another apartment right now [due to the pandemic], let alone retrieve my separate property belongings and am gravely concerned my husband will dissipate or dispose of.”
“It was clear my marriage was over… the relationship has broken down irretrievably.”