Mary-Kate Olsen and her husband Olivier Sarkozy are unable to see eye to eye on several issues which ultimately led to their separation after four and a half years of marriage.
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According to a source, they revealed to PEOPLE that one of the primary issues that caused friction between the duo was whether or not to have children. Sarkozy, who has two grown children with his ex-wife Charlotte Bernard, didn’t want to have any more children, while Olsen did.
“A few years ago, having a baby was not a priority for her. This has changed,” the source said.
Last month, Olsen privately signed papers for a separation request from Sarkozy, but because of the ongoing public health situation, New York City courts haven’t been accepting divorce filings except in cases of emergency. On May 13, Olsen requested an emergency order to file for divorce, citing fears of being forced out of their apartment. The 33-year-old’s request was later denied by a judge who deemed it “not essential.”
“Olivier has two grown kids and doesn’t want more,” a different source told PEOPLE. “Mary-Kate thought he would budge on that and he hasn’t.”
However, it was just clashing over having children that drove the pair apart.
“Olivier is a party boy and a big spender,” a banking source said. “He loves the high life.”
While Olsen, who runs two clothing brands, The Row and Elizabeth and James with her twin sister Ashley, is more reclusive.
“Mary-Kate prefers to be quiet and alone and doing the things she likes,” an insider revealed. “She’s not that interested in socializing—she likes small gatherings with select people. They ended up being apart quite a bit.”