We’ve heard a lot of reasons for the gradual rift between Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy, including her changing her mind about wanting to have kids and him being “bothered” by her career and wanting the multimillionaire entrepreneur to be more of “a stay-at-home wife” for him.
But what was the straw that broke the camel’s back? What pushed them from a couple in trouble to a couple of exes?
We know it was Olivier who forced the former child star’s hand by going behind her back and canceling the lease on their Gramercy Park apartment — leading her to file for an emergency divorce. But why was she staying alone in the apartment in the first place? What drove them to take this break?
According to a report from Page Six, Mary-Kate’s limit was having to share a roof with Olivier’s ex-wife, Charlotte Bernard. One source told the outlet:
“Olivier was concerned for the safety of his family in New York during the pandemic. He insisted to Mary-Kate that he wanted to bring his ex-wife, their kids and his mother from the city, to their Bridgehampton home.”
This was one Full House the fashion designer was evidently NOT on board with! The source explained:
“Maybe French people culturally have a different view of marriage, and while Mary-Kate loves his children, it was too much to have his ex-wife living with them during the pandemic. Would you want the ex-wife living with you for an unforeseeable amount of time in the middle of a crisis?”
Yeah, that’s a pretty big ask. Especially if you have another home available like they did. It’s been hard enough for a lot of couples to keep it together while stuck inside all the time as it is, much less with an ex spicing things up.
Another insider confirmed the 50-year-old banker’s power move, saying:
“The moment MK drove out of the driveway in April, Olivier had his mother, kids, and wait for this… Charlotte, his ex-wife, move in to keep them in a safer place, away from COVID.”
The source wanted to make it clear there wasn’t anything sketchy going on between the exes, and it was just being cautious:
“There’s no romance between Charlotte and Olivier, he wants to keep everyone (including Charlotte) safe from COVID. It was not uncommon for Charlotte to be around and stay in a separate bedroom in the Hamptons on holidays or birthdays. They have two kids and have always put them first. In their French way, family comes first, even with a divorce. Charlotte was even at Olivier’s wedding to Mary-Kate.”
However, Olivier did understand how much of a slap in the face this was to his wife — and he did it anyway. In fact, this source believes the couple were all but over, and this was putting the period on the end of a failing marriage:
“It was simply erosion… growing apart. No cheating or betrayals… sometimes couples just run their course. The plan to move in his family was his way of moving on, and the final straw for Mary-Kate.”
Do you think Mary-Kate wasn’t being understanding enough, Perezcious readers? Or was her husband being completely unreasonable? Could YOU spend this whole pandemic stuck inside with your husband AND his ex-wife??
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