Mary-Kate Olsen and her husband, Olivier Sarkozy, have been together since 2012. And even with their 17-year age gap, the couple seems to be making it work ever since walking down the aisle in 2015.
But, how did the couple meet and what’s their current relationship status?
The pair started dating in 2012. Oliver is the half-brother of France’s former President. Nicholas Sarkozy served as President between 2007-20012 and led the nation during their economic crisis.
Although Oliver isn’t in politics, he’s a well-known investment banker with a net worth of about $70 million.
Mary-Kate and Oliver Sarkozy met by coincidence when they happened to be at the same party.
Throughout their relationship, the love birds were spotted attending several athletic games in New York City. In 2014, Oliver proposed to Mary-Kate. At the time of their wedding, he was 49 and Oliver was 32. Their secret wedding was held in New York on November 27, 2015.
And although Mary-Kate and her sister are private, Mary-Kate did open up about her marriage to Oliver and their normal life.
“I think we’re lucky [working hard] comes quite naturally for us. We don’t need so much time to sit and think and ponder. But then I have a husband, two step-kids [Julien, 15, and Margot, 13] and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner,” Mary-Kate shared during an interview with The Edit.
This wasn’t the first marriage for Oliver. And his first wife, Charlotte Sarkozy, wasn’t too happy about him marrying Mary-Kate. Mainly because of the couple’s age difference.
But, that didn’t stop Mary-Kate and Oliver. Her low-key wedding was intimate and romantic. According to a source at Page Six, they only had about 50 guests and the wedding was in a Manhattan apartment.
The party decor consisted of “bowls filled with cigarettes, and everyone smoked the whole night,” the source said.
And Mary-Kate isn’t the only twin who’s dated an older man. Ashley Olsen has been involved with art collector Richard Sachs who’s in his late 50s. So clearly, the two have similar tastes.
Since leaving television, Ashley and Mary-Kate have taken over the fashion industry. They work together on their fashion-label, The Row.
Mary-Kate spoke to British Vogue about their partnership saying, “There’s a lot of pressure we put on ourselves. I feel like we’re really lucky that we have a great partnership and that we can rely on each other for support because I can imagine it can be so lonely.”
According to a source at Us Weekly, Mary-Kate is ready to have a child of her own.
“They have been ready to have a child for a while” the source shared. Even though Olsen is already a stepmother to Oliver’s two children, Julien and Margot.
And even though Mary-Kate keeps a busy schedule, she finds time to relax and enjoy herself.
“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,” she shared.