Earlier this month, Mary-Kate Olsen filed an emergency petition begging the state of New York to let her file for divorce from her husband of five years, Olivier Sarkozy. And by doing so, she inadvertently let everyone know that her marriage had – pardon my French – gone to complete merde. Sources have said that their marriage ended due to Oliver’s desire to have a cookie-baking stay-at-home wife type, and Mary-Kate’s desire to be…well, not that. But Page Six is now telling us that Mary-Kate speed-dialed her divorce lawyer after Olivier moved his family, including his mother and his ex-wife, into one of their homes.
Several sources say that Olivier decided at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that he wanted to isolate out of the city, at his and Mary-Kate’s home in Bridgehampton. He also decided to bring his teenage kids from his first marriage, Margot and Julien, as well as his mom, Christine de Ganay, and his ex-wife, Charlotte Bernard. Olivier and Charlotte got divorced in 2011 after a messy two-year battle in court, but they’re on friendly terms now. About a year after they settled their divorce, it was revealed that Olivier was dating Mary-Kate.
Their house in Bridgehampton has five bedrooms, which is enough room for six people. Mary-Kate reportedly got along great with Olivier’s kids, but according to those sources, she drew the line at living with his mom and his ex-wife. One source agrees with Mary-Kate’s hesitation.
“Maybe French people culturally have a different view of marriage, and while Mary-Kate loves his children, it was too much to have his ex-wife living with them during the pandemic. Would you want the ex-wife living with you for an unforeseeable amount of time in the middle of a crisis?”
The sources say that Mary-Kate informed Olivier that, non, she does not want his whole family quarantining with them, especially his ex-wife. If their marriage wasn’t already on shaky ground, Olivier might have responded, “How rude!” before calling up his family and telling them to find someplace else to isolate. But instead, he didn’t budge. And that’s when Mary-Kate reportedly packed up her things and left, sometime early in April. One source claims that as she was pulling out of the driveway, Olivier’s family was pulling up.
Mary-Kate reportedly went to stay with her sister Ashley Olsen and some friends nearby, and she’ll be renting a summer home in the Hamptons for $325,000. Mary-Kate first tried to file for divorce on April 17, but what told that divorces weren’t being filed, due to COVID-19 restrictions, and that only real emergency situations were being processed.
From what we’ve learned, it sounds like Mary-Kate and Olivier’s marriage had been in trouble for a while. And I’m sure it was only a matter of time. But my question is: Was Olivier intentionally trying to burn his marriage to the ground with that quarantine invite? Of course, Mary-Kate wasn’t going to be happy! How many times does Mary-Kate need to tell us that she’s not a fan of a Full House?!?