Who Is Olivier Sarkozy, Mary-Kate Olsen’s Husband?

Mary-Kate Olsen (along with her sister, Ashley) were among the most successful child stars during the 1990s and early 2000s. They had dozens of release-to-video tapes, many successful movies, and a fan club that every young girl wanted Рno needed Рto be a part of. As an adult, the 32-year-old runs a successful clothing company with her twin sister, and is a highly respected member of the fashion industry.

Also on Mary-Kate’s agenda? Being a happily married woman. She and her husband, Olivier Sarkozy, have made headlines more than once as a celebrity couple with a very large age gap. Sarkozy is seventeen years Olsen’s senior, but that doesn’t seem to bother the two of them.

Who is Olivier Sarkozy?

Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen

Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen | Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Sarkozy was born on May 26, 1969 in France. The 6’3″ Frenchman is a banker who is primarily based in the United States. He is also the half-brother of Nicolas Sarkozy, who is the former President of France.

When did Sarkozy and Olsen begin dating?

Sarkozy and Olsen began dating sometime during the spring of 2012, although no information is available as to how the two met. It is rumored they met at a fashion event in New York, but there have been no confirmations. After three years of dating, the two married in a small Manhattan ceremony in November of 2015.

Sarkozy’s ex-wife doesn’t approve

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy have received a lot of backlash for their 17-year age difference. One of those quoted as opposing this is Sarkozy’s ex-wife, Charlotte Sarkozy. Charlotte has gone so far as to call their May-December relationship “grotesque.”

Their wedding was a simple (and strange) affair

Rumor has it that the two married in a quiet ceremony with fifty of their closest friends and family members. The ceremony is said to have taken place at a Manhattan apartment. What was so strange? There were supposedly bowls of cigarettes sitting on every table, which make very odd centerpieces.

This is all here say, however, because no photos were ever released of the wedding ceremony. This is no surprise, as the Olsen twins have been very private since leaving behind acting.

Ashley Olsen is a stepmom and wants a baby of her own

Sarkozy has two children from his marriage with Charlotte: Julien, age fifteen, and Margot, age thirteen. Olsen, apparently, is a great step-mother to the two teenagers. Even more, Olsen and Sarkozy have stated they now want a baby of their own. This statement has been floating around for a while now, and still no new baby. It could simply be a matter of time, however, until the two make the big announcement.

The two enjoy sporting events

Mary-Kate Olsen has been pictured a number of times with her husband at different sporting events. Sometimes they bring Sarkozy’s teenager children with them, while other times they are cozied up alone. Always, however, they are holding hands or have their arms wrapped around one another.

Sarkozy is always by Olsen’s side

Whenever Olsen makes an appearance for her fashion brand, Elizabeth and James, her husband is by her side. He obviously supports her business pursuits fully. Of course, the two do strike a strange pair at times because of their height differences which tend towards making the age difference seem a bit more noticeable.

Olsen cooks for her family

Mary-Kate Olsen reportedly goes home at the end of each long day and cooks supper for her husband and (if they are there) step-children. Despite having a busy and prosperous career outside the home, Olsen enjoys ending the day on a very normal, domestic note.