Following nearly five years of marriage, saddening reports have recently emerged that Mary-Kate Olsen and her husband, Olivier Sarkozy, are parting ways. And given the current world climate, and the strain put on resources as a result, the parting process—both legal and otherwise—is said to be quite the complicated one.
As reported by People, The Row designer has requested an emergency order to file for divorce from the French banker, according to court documents obtained by TMZ. The emergency order is said to have come after Olsen signed a petition to divorce Sarkozy on April 17, however with the coronavirus pandemic continuing to plague New York City, local courts are said to be refusing divorce filings, with the exception of emergency filings.
Per the publication, the emergency filing became necessary following an email received by Olsen’s attorneys from her husband’s lawyers that stated she needed to vacate their shared NYC apartment by May 18.
Reports also state that while Olsen asked Sarkozy to extend her move out date to May 30, given quarantine orders currently in place in the city making it difficult for her to leave her home, he is yet to respond to her request. Making matters even more timely, it’s too been reported that Sarkozy has terminated the lease on the couple’s apartment without Olsen’s knowledge.
In attempts to protect her property, Olsen is said to have done this by way of filing the earlier mentioned divorce petition, which, according to the court documents sighted, would “trigger an automatic court order preventing him from disposing of her property”. Said documents also reportedly saw Olsen request that the pair’s prenuptial agreements be enforced in the process of their separation.
Despite their rather public split, Olsen and Sarkozy have remained largely out of the public eye, the couple infrequently spotted out and about together save for a few snaps at sporting events, or the odd fashion soiree. Beginning to date in May 2012, the couple became engaged in 2014. And while many are uncertain of the actual date of engagement, the ring the investment banker presented Olsen with as he got down on one knee was a secret poor kept, the designer was spotted in March that year with a vintage Cartier ring featuring a rather sizeable European-cut diamond, encircled by 16 sapphires and 1.5 carats of single-cut diamonds.
The couple wed in November 2019 in an intimate ceremony held at a private residence, Olsen and Sarkozy saying ‘I do’ in front of 50 of their nearest and dearest before hosting a cocktail hour in the home’s garden and a dinner in the home. The dinner was famously stocked with “bowls and bowls filled with cigarettes, and everyone smoked the whole night,” reports People.
The publication has reached out to Olsen and Sarkozy’s reps for comment, however they have not yet received a response.