Mary-Kate Olsen seeks emergency divorce, claims husband Olivier Sarkozy is forcing her out of NYC apartment
New York courts are not currently accepting divorce filings due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Olsen is thus seeking an emergency order to allow her to file the legal paperwork to end her marriage
American fashion designer, former actress, and producer Mary-Kate Olsen is reportedly calling it quits with husband Pierre Olivier Sarkozy after five years of marriage. But things may not be easy for her in that regard.
According to reports, New York City courts are not currently accepting divorce filings due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. According to Us Weekly, the 33-year-old first signed a petition for divorce on April 17. And now, Olsen is seeking an emergency order to allow her to file the legal paperwork to end her marriage.
According to a TMZ report, Olsen's attorneys got an email from Sarkozy's attorneys, giving her till May 18 to vacate their NYC apartment. She reportedly claimed that Sarkozy is trying to force her out because he terminated their lease without her knowledge. She said that she has asked Sarkozy repeatedly to give her until May 30, but hasn’t received a response in that regard.
According to legal documents accessed by TMZ, Olsen claims that she can't meet the deadline because of quarantine guidelines in the city. She said that the only way she can protect her property is if she filed a divorce petition, which would trigger an automatic court order preventing him from disposing of her property, something that’s reportedly part of her prenuptial agreement.
The 50-year-old French banker and Olsen started dating in 2012. Three years later, in 2015, they wed in an intimate ceremony in Manhattan, while surrounded by just 50 of their closest family and friends.
While this divorce arrived after five years of marriage and a total of eight years of being together, E! News reported in 2013 that a source close to the couple said that Olsen and Sarkozy had very different perspectives on life. “Mary-Kate is just 27 but comes across as a lot, lot younger,” said the source. “She's clearly very excited about the chance to get married to a very successful, well-educated man, but life isn't always that simple. He's already got kids and is very happy with his status in life.”
While Olsen and Sarkozy have always been private about their relationship, in 2017, the former spoke about it in an interview. She said, “I think [Mary-Kate and Ashley are] lucky [working hard] comes quite naturally for us. 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 run on the weekend. You find the thing that helps you relax and if you don’t have it, you have to look for it. Or you get burned out and then you’re not productive.”