What’s Going to Happen to Mary-Kate Olsen’s Fortune After Her Divorce From Olivier Sarkozy?
Mary-Kate Olsen has been making money before she even knew how to walk. She was just six months old when she and her sister Ashley were jointly cast as Michelle Tanner in ABC’s hit sitcom Full House and began filming before she turned 1.
The child star went on to have a fruitful career in film and TV in the years that followed before parlaying that success into a fashion empire. Due in part to her luxury brand The Row and contemporary label Elizabeth and James, Olsen has achieved a net worth of $250 million. But now that she’s splitting from her husband, French investment banker Olivier Sarkozy, we’re all wondering what’s going to happen to her fortune.
Mary-Kate Olsen’s relationship with Olivier Sarkozy
Olsen, 33, met the 50-year-old in April 2012 when they crossed paths at a party. They were romantically linked a month later when they were seen out together and eventually went public their romance.
The couple immediately raised eyebrows due to their age gap, but the duo obviously didn’t mind it. An insider even told Us Weekly that Olsen had specifically been looking for an older guy after years of dealing with “boys.”
“MK is constantly complaining about boys not being mature for her,” a source shared. “She got the kids out of her system. Now being a businesswoman dominates her time, and she is rarely impressed with guys.”
The pair got engaged in 2014 and married the following year in an intimate New York City ceremony. They rarely spoke about their relationship to the press, but Olsen spoke briefly of it in a 2017 interview with Net-A-Porter’s The Edit, revealing they had a pretty normal life.
“I have a husband, two stepkids and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner,” she stated. “I ride horses on the weekends. You find the thing that helps you relax, and if you don’t have it, you have to look for it. Or you get burned out, and then you’re not productive.”
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy split
Nearly five years into their marriage, Olsen filed for divorce from Sarkozy. TMZ reports that she filed paperwork in April but was told that courts were not accepting filings during the coronavirus pandemic.
On May 14, Olsen filed for an emergency divorce, saying she feared she would be kicked out of her apartment after Sarkozy allegedly terminated the lease and had his lawyers deliver a letter saying she needed to be out by May 18. But her request was rejected.
The exact reasons behind the breakup are still unclear. But in divorce documents obtained by Page Six, Olsen reportedly said: “The relationship has broken down irretrievably.”
Echoing that, an E! News insider said the marriage was plagued with “constant drama.” However, they did not share specifics.
What’s going to happen to Mary-Kate Olsen’s fortune following her split from Olivier Sarkozy?
It seems like Olsen won’t see much of a financial loss following her breakup with Sarkozy. She reportedly signed a prenuptial agreement that an Us Weekly source described as “ironclad,” meaning she likely won’t have to shell out a huge payout.
“Her business interests and fortune are protected,” the source continued.
Although a lot of things haven’t gone the way she has hoped so far, this is something she probably really appreciates.