In desperate need of some clarity on what the heck is going on between your favorite child star-turned-fashion-mogul and her soon to be ex husband? I've got you covered with some new reported deets on why Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy are divorcing. A source who spoke to People on May 20 claimed one of the main reasons for the split is reportedly that Olsen wants kids but Sarkozy, who already has two kids with his ex-wife Charlotte Bernard, would rather not have more. (Elite Daily reached out to reps for both Sarkozy and Olsen regarding the reported but did not hear back in time for publication).
“A few years ago, having a baby was not a priority for her. This has changed,” the source reportedly told People. "Olivier has two grown kids and doesn’t want more," a separate "fashion source" reportedly elaborated to People. "Mary-Kate thought he would budge on that and he hasn’t.”
In one of her few statements regarding her personal life, Olsen opened up to Net-a-Porter's The Edit back in 2017 about her day-to-day life as Sarkozy's wife and step mother to his children. “I have a husband, two step kids and a life,” she shared, adding “[after work] I have to go home and cook dinner. I ride horses on the weekends.”
According to "a banking source" who reportedly spoke to People, the reported disagreement over whether or not to have children was apparently not the only thing that drove the banker and the fashion designer apart. “Olivier is a party boy and a big spender,” the "banking source" reportedly said of Sarkozy. “He loves the high life.”
On the flip side, a "fashion source" reportedly told People that Olsen prefers to live a much more low-key life. “Mary-Kate prefers to be quiet and alone and doing the things she likes,” the "fashion source" reportedly explained to People. “She’s not that interested in socializing — she likes small gatherings with select people. They ended up being apart quite a bit.”
Olsen reportedly originally signed papers requesting a divorce from Sarkozy on April 17, per People. But on May 13 news of their split became public when Olsen asked for an emergency order to get her divorce filed. She reportedly had to do so because the COVID-19 crisis meant courts were temporarily unable to accept non-emergency divorce filings. She was reportedly worried that, without official divorce papers, Sarkozy would force her out of their home. Unfortunately for Olsen, her request was denied.
Here's to hoping that, whatever the reasoning behind their split, Olsen and Sarkozy are able to find a way to amicably end their relationship.