Actress Mary-Kate Olsen, 33, has filed for divorce from her 17-years older husband Olivier Sarkozy, TMZ reports.
The former child star and fashion designer married a French banker five years ago, and their relationship seems to be in total disarray as she seeks an urgent divorce. Mary-Kate filed for divorce in a New York court on April 17, but was told the case would not be initiated until the coronavirus pandemic lasts.
The fashion designer has lived apart from the brother of the former French president for some time and wants to end any connection with him as soon as possible. But her divorce is not a priority for the authorities at the moment, as more than 21,000 people have died from coronavirus in New York alone. So, Olsen wants an emergency court order to speed things up.
Mary-Kate and Olivier began their relationship in 2012, and it looks like they will end it in an ugly way. According to TMZ, his lawyers gave Olsen May 18 deadline to remove her belongings from their apartment in New York. She told friends that Sarkozy was forcibly evicting her because he terminated their rental without her knowledge. She begged Olivier to give her time until May 30, but he did not answer her.
Mary-Kate explained that she could not take her belongings until the coming Monday due to quarantine security measures. The designer believes that she can protect her property only if she files for divorce. This would automatically trigger a court order that her matters should not be resolved.
The couple got married in 2015 at an intimate ceremony in Manhattan and have no children together. Olsen is seeking to enforce her prenuptial agreement with Sarkozy to protect her $ 500 million property she shares with her sister, twin Ashley, with whom she launched a fashion line but also made a name for herself as a child.
In 2007, they were 11th on the list of the richest women in show business. They became famous together in the 1987 series “Full House”, alternately playing sweet Michelle Tanner.
The value of Olivier’s assets is estimated at $ 60 million.
Mary-Kate once said how happy she was with the French banker. “I have a husband, two step-kids, and a life. I have to go home and cook dinner. I ride horses on the weekends “, she said.