The Real Reason Why Mary-Kate Olsen Is Getting Divorced

Mary-Kate Olsen is divorcing her husband, Pierre Olivier Sarkozy, after five years of marriage, according to Page Six. The couple wed in 2015 in what was a high-profile relationship. Sarkozy is a French banker and the half brother of Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France, according to the Daily Mail.

While Olsen and Sarkozy had no children together, he has two teenagers, Julien and Margot, from his previous marriage to Charlotte Bernard, per the Daily Mail.

Olsen got an early start in life, being cast in Full House with her twin, Ashley Olsen, in 1987. The Olsens have bid adieu to acting and channeled their creativity into their extremely successful fashion brands, The Row and Elizabeth And James. On that note, the Daily Mail mentions that Olsen has asked that the prenuptial agreement between herself and Sarkozy be enforced. While this all seems like standard divorce proceedings, there's one detail about Olsen and Sarkozy's split that's shocking.

Mary-Kate Olsen is 'petrified' by her husband's actions

While Mary-Kate Olsen moves forward in divorcing her husband, Pierre Olivier Sarkozy (pictured), some interesting details have surfaced about the deterioration of the couple's marriage. 

According to Page Six, Olsen "signed a summons and complaint for divorce on April 17." The Row designer said: "[It] was clear my marriage was over ... the relationship has broken down irretrievably." However, because of the coronavirus, Olsen was reportedly told that New York courts were not filing divorce papers. Olsen then requested to "file an emergency divorce petition," according to Page Six.

The reason for this emergency is because, according to Olsen's filing: "My husband has terminated the lease on our New York City residence ... without my consent." She added: "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," per Page Six.

"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," she said.

This tragic ending to Olsen and Sarkozy's marriage is so different from the romantic and glamorous beginning of their relationship, which culminated in a private wedding in New York. 

Mary-Kate Olsen's exclusive New York wedding

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy first began dating in May 2012, according to People. At first, their relationship sparked concern because Sarkozy is 16 years older than Olsen. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, she said of their age gap: "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."

According to Page Six, Olsen and Sarkozy married in Manhattan at an intimate ceremony in November 2015. Only 50 guests were invited and everyone had to turn in their cellphones at the beginning of the event, which was located at "a private residence on 49th Street, between Second and Third avenues."

Guests were treated to "bowls and bowls filled with cigarettes" at the reception and, according to Page Six, "everyone smoked the whole night." Cocktails were served in a rear garden while dinner was served inside. Sounds like a glamorous evening.

In addition to cigarettes, Olsen had to find other hobbies and activities in order to stay grounded in her busy married life. 

Mary-Kate Olsen found work-life balance with her favorite escape from childhood

As fans of Full House might recall, Michelle Tanner was an avid horse enthusiast — but that love was not limited to the character alone. In fact, as Mary-Kate Olsen told Net-A-Porter, between the fashion labels she shares with twin sister Ashley Olsen and her duties as Olivier Sarkozy's wife, riding horses became a great way to decompress.

"I think we're lucky [working hard] comes quite naturally for us," Mary-Kate said of her work ethic. "We don't need so much time to sit and think and ponder. But then I have a husband, two step-kids and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner. I ride horses on the weekends. You find the thing that helps you relax and if you don't have it, look for it. Or you get burned out and then you're not productive."

Mary-Kate told HITS that riding "allowed me to have another life and outlet outside of work and school" when she was younger, and she returned to the sport so she could reclaim that peace. "It is a challenge... to balance both a career that requires almost all of my time and a true passion that is not a full job," she explained. "It is unfortunate that I can't be in two places at once. I have had to learn to be patient with myself." 

Perhaps she will find solace in equestrian endeavors once again.

Ashley Olsen came to Mary-Kate Olsen's aid in the wake of her "ugly" divorce

As Mary-Kate Olsen remains in limbo with her living arrangements, a source told E! News that her sister, Ashley Olsen (pictured right), has already stepped in to support her twin during this difficult time. The insider said Mary-Kate left the Manhattan home she shared with husband Olivier Sarkozy and took residence with Ashley and some friends outside New York City. The divorce has "gotten very ugly" and "heated," the source claimed. Mary-Kate is supposedly "done with constant drama."

Luckily, Mary-Kate's sister has her back. "We do everything together," Ashley told the Wall Street Journal during a joint interview in 2018. "We came out of the womb doing that," Mary-Kate added. The pair went on to describe their relationship as "a marriage and a partnership." Although they "have had ups and downs," Ashley said, "it's been 32 years of learning how to communicate." And now, at almost 34-years-old, the two are still inseparable.

But don't expect either of them to open up about the inner-workings of this dynamic anytime soon. "I don't know if it's because of the way we grew up — we just don't like talking about ourselves or talking about what we're doing..." Mary-Kate added. "It's not really our approach." 

We wish Mary-Kate strength and peace as she fights for security and a brighter future.