Mary-Kate Olsen Files For Divorce From Olivier Sarkozy
After five years of marriage, Mary-Kate Olsen, has filed for divorce from Olivier Sarkozy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Celebrity gossip site TMZ broke the news that Olsen filed an emergency order requesting to file a divorce, despite the closure of nonessential services at New York courts.
The “Full House” twin asked a Manhattan judge to stop her soon to be ex-husband from kicking her out of their luxury apartment in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
The 33-year-old fashion designer believes she can’t meet the deadline her 50-year-old husband is giving her due to the statewide lockdown, which is expected to extend until at least June in New York City.
Documents indicate that Sarkozy has given Olsen until 18 May to move her belongings out of their home, despite her requesting an extension to 30 May, which he hasn’t responded to.
Olsen originally filed on 17 April and has included a divorce petition in her emergency filing and requests for the couple’s prenuptial agreement to be enforced.
Lawyers for the one-time child star said Sarkozy terminated the couple’s lease without her knowledge, according to documents obtained by TMZ.
Olsen says the only way she can protect her property is if she’s to file a divorce petition. That would trigger an automatic court order preventing him from disposing of her property.
Mary-Kate and her twin sister Ashley Olsen are known to be press-shy and usually shun social media attention so it is hard to tell when the marriage hit the rocks.
Sarkozy was in attendance at the twins’ 33rd birthday party last summer.
Olsen and Sarkozy, a French banker and half-brother to the former French president, Nicholas Sarkozy, began dating eight years ago and married in November 2015.
They have no children together, however, Sarkozy has two from his previous marriage.