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Mary-Kate Olsen Is Dating Nicolas Sarkozy’s Brother: Reports

Mary-Kate Olsen has a new man in her life — and he comes from a very famous family! The child-star-turned-fashion-mogul is dating the brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, according to reports.

The New York Post broke the news that Olsen, 25, and Olivier Sarkozy, 42, have quietly been seeing each other for the last month. The couple took their romance public over Memorial Day weekend when they spent time together in the Hamptons. They're "head over heels," a source told the paper.

[Related: Mary-Kate Olsen's Messy Met Gala Hairstyle: Love It or Hate It?]

An Olsen insider confirmed the pairing to Us Weekly, saying: "It's true, they're dating, and she's definitely interested in him." As for the 17-year age gap between the two, "MK is constantly complaining about boys not being mature enough for her. She got the kids out of her system. Now being a businesswoman dominates her time, and she is rarely impressed with guys." A second source confirmed the new relationship to the celebrity magazine, noting: ""They are good for each other."

So who is Olivier Sarkozy, other than the younger, half-brother of Nicolas and brother-in-law of Nicolas' singer/actress/model wife Carla Bruni? For one, he's a businessman. Olivier is an asset manager in the financial industry whose official job title is managing director and head of The Carlyle Group's Global Financial Services Group. Earlier this month he was also elected to Butterfield Bank's board of directors. He received his masters in medieval history from St. Andrew's University in Scotland, then started working in the United States. Olivier, who has dual American and French citizenship, is currently based in New York City.

[Related: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen Nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year Award at CFDA Fashion Awards]

Olivier, who sometimes goes by Oliver and whose official work bio lists his name as "P. Olivier Sarkozy," was previous married to Charlotte Sarkozy, a children's-book author and freelance fashion writer. They tied the knot in Nantucket in October 1997 and then two months later held another wedding in France, officiated by Nicholas. (Olivier and Nicholas, who share a father, didn't grow up together but became friends as adults.) In 2010, the couple, who have two children, faced off in a New York City divorce court over the division of their multimillion-dollar marital estate, which included an $11 million Upper East Side town house and modern-art paintings. Their divorce was finalized in March 2011 and details of the settlement were sealed.

After his marriage ended, Olivier dated actress Stella Schnabel for over a year, but they ended their relationship in March.

As for Olsen's dating history, she was in a relationship with New York artist Nate Lowman for two years before calling it quits in 2010. She was also linked to Heath Ledger prior to his death in 2008.

by Ewwreply 2811/12/2012

Oh dear! Do you think their doing the dirty deed?

by Ewwreply 105/31/2012

Better-looking than his troll half-bro.

by Ewwreply 205/31/2012

She looks like she's out with her father.

by Ewwreply 305/31/2012

He looks a bit like Mr. Bean. There's a strain of Gallic men who just don't age well. He is one of those men. Forty-two? I would have thought 52 at least.

by Ewwreply 405/31/2012

How odd. I thought the twins deliberately uglified themselves to scare away all the old creeps who impatiently waited for the twins to become legal of age back then. Now she's creeping on a much older creep? Creepy!

by Ewwreply 505/31/2012

What are these businesses she supposedly runs? I've never seen an MK and Ashley clothing line or do they only make shit for the uber wealthy?

by Ewwreply 605/31/2012

[quote]I've never seen an MK and Ashley clothing line or do they only make shit for the uber wealthy?

They make very high end stuff. They have two lines I think, The Row and Elizabeth and James, and both do VERY well.

by Ewwreply 705/31/2012

The Row, their high fashion line is very expensive and is sold at Barney's and Bergdorf's. I think they had a $10,000 bag that was really popular and sold out.

Elizabeth & James, the more casual line, is sold at Barney's and Nordstrom among others.

by Ewwreply 805/31/2012

What's left of their "entertainment empire"? Didn't their dad run a company that produced not only Olson videos and merchandise, but other content directed at tweens? I recall hearing a figure of a billion attached to them at some point.

by Ewwreply 905/31/2012


by Ewwreply 1006/02/2012

Yet more proof that women have absolutely no taste in men.

by Ewwreply 1106/02/2012

It's not just that he's much older, it's that he's downright ugly.

She must be a lesbian.

by Ewwreply 1206/02/2012

Typical 'mo too damn lazy to even look it up.

The twins made their money BEFORE they were 18. They were among the first to market to the tween market.

They had their own line of clothes for young preteens, they had videos for preteen and all sorts of preteen items.

They were worth about a collective billion dollars before they turned 18.

Say what you want about them, unlike the Paris Hiltons those girls WORKED for their money.

by Ewwreply 1306/03/2012


by Ewwreply 1411/11/2012

Wasn't one of them involved for a number of years with Justin Bartha of "The Hangover" and "The New Normal"?

by Ewwreply 1511/11/2012

They look like a pervy uncle and niece. She shoulda gone the cougar route and landed herself a nice younger man like I did!

by Ewwreply 1611/11/2012

[quote]Wasn't one of them involved for a number of years with Justin Bartha of "The Hangover" and "The New Normal"?

That was Ashley. The broke up last year after dating for two years.

[quote]Mary-Kate Olsen Is Dating Nicolas Sarkozy’s Brother

Why didn't she go after Nicolas' son, Jean? They're the same age and he's quite cute, IMO.

by Ewwreply 1711/11/2012

Gross. Just gross:

by Ewwreply 1811/11/2012

He looks like Mark Linn-Baker mated with degradation.

by Ewwreply 1911/11/2012

Well, at least we know that they don't go out to eat.

by Ewwreply 2011/11/2012

Ewwwww, gross. They looks like a father and daughter.

by Ewwreply 2111/11/2012

In R14's pic, she looks a bit frightened. Can't say I blame her.

by Ewwreply 2211/11/2012

I don't know how to word this respectfully. But MKO looks like a kid in that photo. Some women have that childlike look about them. If I were a woman that had that childlike look, I'd be worried my lovers might be pedophiles - being attracted to tiny, petite body types, often shorter than average.

That said, I wish them well and he's not into kiddie porn. His last wife was waifish and penned children's books.

by Ewwreply 2311/11/2012

It would be really creepy if she went to his house for the first time and found cum-stained "Full House" DVD box sets.

by Ewwreply 2411/11/2012

That just looks disturbing. She doesn't look like she's into him at you think it's finally dawning on her that he's ugly and gross and embarrassing? I wouldn't wanna be seen with him and I'm older than he is...

by Ewwreply 2511/11/2012

Who would have thought she would turn out to be such a huge slut?

by Ewwreply 2611/12/2012

What a GROSS couple lol. BOth are hideous to look at. I've always thought the Olsen twins are the missing link between humans and frogs. They must have been mixed between the 2 species.

by Ewwreply 2711/12/2012

Somewhat off-topic, but there are rumors that Nicolas Sarkozy will be making a political comeback in 2017. He has his sights set on the presidency again.

[quote]"Given the disastrous shape France is likely to be in five years from now, I'll have no choice in 2017,"

[quote]"The question is not whether I come back but if I have the choice, morally speaking, of not coming back."

[quote]Despite record unpopularity as president, Sarkozy has been rising in the public's esteem, with an Ifop poll in August showing 53 percent support for him to run for president again.

by Ewwreply 2811/12/2012
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