In the space between, the pint-sized superstar has gone from being a precocious youngster whose starring role in Full House launched a brand that became inseparable from twin sister Ashley Olsen , to an international businesswoman and model, though not without some slightly precarious bumps in the road along the way.
We're happy to report that Mary-Kate has supposedly settled down into the quiet rhythms of a married life with billionaire Olivier Sarkozy, though theirs is a rather peculiar union. Nothing bad — just odd. From the notable generation gaps between these lovebirds, to their secretive wedding — styled with bouquets and cigarette butts, to their insane lil' starter home, there is much to ponder about this elusive couple.
Let's take a look at some of the strange facts and gossip about Mary-Kate and her man. Her boo is the step-brother of France's former President Getty Images Well, that's an impressive familial connection. Imagine if Justin Bieber started dating a cousin of Barack Obama…or something. Olivier's half-brother, born from a first wife, is Nicolas Sarkozy , a name foreign-affairs challenged Americans may vaguely recognize. He served as president of France from to , ruling during the worst years of the recent world economic crisis.
Step-brother Olivier is a prominent investment banker. If nothing else, that combo should make for some vibrant dinner conversation between stale jokes about John Stamos' hair. His ex-wife despises her Getty Images Following in his father's footsteps, Olivier's wedding to Mary-Kate was his second go-around at marriage. His first wife, Charlotte Sarkozy, most definitely does not approve , particularly in regard to the newlywed's age difference Olivier was 42; Mary-Kate was 25 when they reportedly started dating.
It's grotesque," Charlotte told the National Enquirer. Those are strong words; maybe even unfair, but Charlotte, is coming from the perspective of a mother and children's book author who supposedly doesn't want stepmom Mary-Kate—a woman with a hard-partying reputation—hanging around her kids.
This Thanksgiving table just gets tenser and tenser. Rumor has it, he was revved up and ready to race down the aisle after just ten months of dating, but Mary-Kate made him slow his roll. The insane domicile includes a hall of mirrors, a rooftop swimming pool, a massive garage, an artist's studio, a working elevator, and a private garden with fountain.
So, um, nice starter home. Plus, there's the whole half-brother President thing. That kind of attention tends to suck all sorts of dirty laundry into the public eye, but Mr. Mary-Kate Olsen doesn't seem to mind the haters. Okay, cut it out. That ish is gross. Knock it off, you guys! Details are sparse, but word is the couple reportedly kept it relatively low-key , by celebrity standards, with some 50 guests commiserating in a lavish Manhattan apartment with bowls and bowls of cigarettes topping every table.
The most egregious omission? No one invited Bob Saget. We feel bad for this '90s sitcom dad , his once-full house so empty. They fly under the radar Getty Images Mary-Kate and sister Ashley used to be everywhere and constantly hounded by paparazzi, but now that she's an honest woman, Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy have skirted the spotlight.
In fact, they keep such a low profile that not even Mary-Kate's former Full House co-stars see her that often. A source told E! News that part of why you don't see Mary-Kate and Olivier around much is because they're usually in the City of Light. Perhaps in an odd twist of twindom , Ashley has been linked to artist Richard Sachs since summer , when she was 30 and he was The couples have even been spotted on numerous double dates together.
They have the same group of friends, so it's possible he may have introduced them… He's so private. They're certainly comfortable given the fact that they keep being seen out. It seems like it's more than just dating. They've been together for the past several weeks, so it's definitely a real relationship. She feels like she has to be domestic Getty Images Though Mary-Kate Olsen has been working pretty much since birth and can certainly afford to hire some help around the house, she admitted to Net-A-Porter's The Edit in March that she does feel some pressure to be domestic too.
We don't need so much time to sit and think and ponder," she said of her and sister Ashley Olsen's ambitions. 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.