Mary-Kate Olsen’s ex Olivier Sarkozy, 50, would have preferred a ‘stay-at-home wife’… but still didn’t want kids with the fashion mogul, 33

  • Olsen’s estranged husband reportedly ‘never understood her drive and passion’
  • The former child actress is behind several luxury fashion lines with sister Ashley
  • Sources previously revealed Sarkozy, 50, did not want to start a family with her, while Olsen did, causing a ‘clash’ between the pair 
  • Mary-Kate, 33, tried to file for divorce from her husband of five years in April
  • But the courts had told the fashion designer that they could not look into it due to COVID-19
  • The multi millionaire has also asked that their prenuptial agreement be enforced 
  • In 2007, Forbes ranked Mary-Kate and Ashley jointly as the 11th-richest women in entertainment with an estimated combined net worth of $100 million

Mary-Kate Olsen’s ex Olivier Sarkozy didn’t want a wife that worked.

The French financier, 50, ‘would have loved to have a ‘stay-at-home wife,’ an Olsen insider dished to People in their latest issue.

According to the source, Olivier ‘never understood’ the 33-year-old fashion mogul’s ‘drive and passion,’ something which pushed them apart.

Different priorities: Mary-Kate Olsen’s ex Olivier Sarkozy would have preferred to have a ‘stay-at-home’ wife, according to 

‘Mary-Kate is extremely hard working and focused on her business. Her work schedule is beyond disciplined,’ the source said of the former child star, who with twin sister Ashley co-founded the luxury brands The Row and Elizabeth And James as well as the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint.

‘She is the type of person who would never complain about a 12 hour work day. Olivier never understood her drive and passion. He would have loved to have a stay-at-home wife.’

This comes after word that the couple clashed over whether to have kids or not. 

According to People, sources claim: ‘A few years ago, having a baby was not a priority for [Mary-Kate]. This has changed.’

Sarkozy, who has two adult kids with his ex-wife Charlotte Bernard, is said to have not wanted to start a family with Olsen, while she did.

Drive: According to the source, Olivier ‘never understood’ the 33-year-old fashion mogul’s ‘drive and passion,’ something which pushed them apart. She’s seen with sister Ashley in 2018 above

Ambitious: ‘Mary-Kate is extremely hard working and focused on her business. Her work schedule is beyond disciplined,’ the insider said. She and Olivier are seen in 2014 above

Olsen tried to file for divorce from the French banker in April but the court said they were not going to proceed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile UsWeekly reported on Wednesday that the Full House star had wanted to file for divorce ‘sooner’ than originally intended.  

The avid equestrian had ‘signed a petition for divorce back on April 17, according to TMZ and the pair are already living apart. 

But she was told that the New York courts ‘were not accepting divorce filings’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dispute: Mary-Kate and her estranged husband ‘clashed over having kids’ according to a Wednesday report by People

So Mary-Kate, who started dating Olivier in the spring of 2012, then asked for an emergency order to allow her to file the divorce papers and have them looked into. 

The situation is complicated between Mary-Kate and Olivier. According to the site, Olivier has forced his wife to move out of the New York City apartment they shared by terminating their lease without alerting her. 

His lawyers told her to leave by May 18 but that is not enough time to get her property together so she asked them for an extension until May 30. She has reportedly not heard back. 

In a summons and complaint filed to New York’s Supreme Court on April 17, Mary-Kate wrote: ‘It was clear my marriage was over… the relationship has broken down irretrievably.’ 

Sister act: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen  – who have an estimated combined net worth of over $100 million – are seen at the CFDA awards in June 2019 in New York City above


Meanwhile: On Wednesday, Mary-Kate’s sister was pictured having a cigarette break in NYC

She wrote: ‘My husband has terminated the lease on our New York City residence … without my consent. 

‘This application is an emergency because my husband expects me to move out of our home on Monday, May 18, 2020 in the middle of New York City being on pause due to COVID-19.

‘I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home we have lived in and if he is successful, I will not only lose my home but I risk losing my personal property as well.’

Due to the pandemic, Mary-Kate says she can’t ‘look for another apartment right now, let alone retrieve my separate property belongings and am gravely concerned my husband will dissipate, dispose of and / or secret’. 

The site added that Mary-Kate felt stuck so she filed a divorce petition so that her ‘property would be protected.’

A divorce petition automatically prevents her from throwing her property out, the site explained and she is said to be ‘petrified’ that she would have no roof over her head.  

Solo: She was not pictured with her husband in late November in NYC; seen with Brooke Garber Neidich

‘The relationship between [the two] has broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months,’ the papers, dated May 13 and signed in East Hampton, state.

Mary-Kate has asked to keep the use of their Hamptons home in Bridgehampton, their main apartment in Gramercy, as well as another apartment on E. 49th Street.

The multi millionaire has also asked that their prenuptial agreement be enforced, according to the site and that Sarkozy maintain health and dental insurance for her.

According to Page Six, exhibits attached to the filing include a May 3 email from Sarkozy where he allegedly states his decision to end the lease on their Gramercy apartment.

He wrote: ‘I am not in a position to extend it and/or pay additional rent.’

Plus, an email from Sarkozy’s attorney Adam Turbowitz to Olsen’s attorneys, which indicates further tension.

He wrote: ‘Olivier advises he went to the NYC apartment yesterday and noticed that a number of items of personal property were removed from the apartment. 

‘While Olivier has no issue with Mary Kate taking what she wants/needs, he would like a list of what has been removed so that he can keep track of who has what for the overall personal property division.’

Don’t take my money! The multi millionaire has also asked that their prenuptial agreement be enforced, and that Sarkozy maintain health and dental insurance for her

In 2007, Forbes ranked Mary-Kate and her twin sister Ashley jointly as the 11th-richest women in entertainment, with an estimated combined net worth of $100 million.

Mary-Kate has been married to Olivier – whose half-brother is Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France – since 2015. 

They tied the knot at a private home in Manhattan in front of 50 guests who were offered ‘bowls and bowls filled with cigarettes, and everyone smoked the whole night’.

The couple began dating in 2012 and first sparked engagement rumors when Mary-Kate stepped out wearing a giant ring on her ring finger at the start of 2014.  

In 2014, Mary-Kate told WSJ magazine: ‘Everyone has an opinion. I find it’s better to focus on what’s in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.’ 

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