Yesterday we learned that on April 17, Mary-Kate Olsen has split from her husband of five years Olivier Sarkozy. We also learned that things have gotten messy. Mary-Kate tried to file for divorce last month in New York City, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the city wasn’t accepting divorce filings unless it was an emergency. Mary-Kate claimed it was an emergency because Olivier was trying to kick her out of their apartment.
Clearly, things have gone to shit between Mary-Kate and Olivier, and it didn’t take the genius of Uncle Jesse to figure out that things had the potential to get real messy, money-wise. However, Us Weekly is reporting that Mary-Kate won’t have to worry about bumming cash from Ashley Olsen, because Mary-Kate went into her marriage five years ago with a prenup tighter than the muscles in the lower half of her face while saying “prune.”
50-year-old Olivier’s net worth is reportedly about $60 million. He has made his money from investment banking and being related to Hungarian nobility. 33-year-old Mary-Kate, as we all know, made her money from being one-half of a very cute pair of twins on TV, then in a series of VHS movies, and eventually several fashion lines. Mary-Kate and Ashley reportedly have a combined net worth of $500 million.
Since Mary-Kate is worth more than 4 times what Olivier is worth, he could try to grab some of her cash in court. But he won’t, because he signed a prenup preventing him from getting too greedy. A source says that once their divorce petition is recognized, their divorce should be fairly simple to figure out. Mary-Kate’s prenup reportedly protects the money she made as a child star, and all her business ventures, like her high-end label The Row and the more reasonably priced (but still fucking expensive) Elizabeth and James. When Mary-Kate filed an emergency order for her divorce in an attempt to stay in her apartment until May 30th, she reportedly specifically requested that her prenup be enforced.
But according to E! News, Mary-Kate isn’t in that apartment right now. A source says that Mary-Kate is somewhere outside of NYC with friends and her sister and that’s because she can’t stand to be anywhere near Olivier.
“It’s gotten very ugly between them,” the insider reveals of Mary-Kate and Olivier’s current dynamic. It’s become a “heated divorce,” the source adds. “She’s done with constant drama.”
That source isn’t telling us anything we didn’t know. After all, Mary-Kate only learned that her husband had ended the lease on their apartment after he informed her she had a New York minute to pack up and get out.
And I know that a whole lot of rich and famous New Yorkers have caught shit for fleeing the city during the coronavirus, but I personally support Mary-Kate’s decision. She obviously hates Olivier more than she hates a hairbrush, so I don’t blame her for not wanting to be there while her soon-to-be ex-husband packs up his stuff. Plus, it’s not like that eviction notice even means anything. The landlord can change the locks, but it’s not like she can’t slip back into her apartment. She can just wiggle under the space between the front door and the floor, grab what she needs, and slip out again. Maybe she can slip a mouse a $100 to help her carry the heavy stuff.