Mary-Kate Olsen has requested an emergency order to file for divorce from husband Olivier Sarkozy, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.
The 33-year-old fashion designer and the twin sister of Ashley Olsen reportedly signed a petition to separate from the 50-year-old French Banker on April 17, but due to the ongoing public health situation, New York courts haven’t been accepting any divorce filings – except in cases of emergency.
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According to the TMZ report, Olsen said her attorneys received an email from Sarkozy’s lawyers stating that she needed to move out of the couple’s New York City apartment by May 18. Olsen requested that Sarkozy extend the deadline to May 30 – as she can’t meet the deadline due to stay-at-home orders in the city – but claimed he hasn’t responded to the request. Olsen also claimed he terminated their lease without her knowledge.
The filed documents reportedly state the one way the former actress can protect her property is by filing the separation petition, which would”trigger an automatic court order preventing him from disposing of her property.” TMZ also reported that Olsen requested in the separation petition that their prenuptial agreement is enforced.
Olsen and Sarkozy have kept their romance relatively out of the public’s eye since they married in November 2015.
A small ceremony took place at a private residence in the couple’s home city of New York, according to the New York Post. Approximately 50 guests attended the celebration, with cocktails in the couple’s home back garden followed by dinner inside.
Olsen and Sarkozy first began dating in May 2012 and got engaged in early 2014. Despite the eyebrow-raising 16-year age gap between the now-former couple, Olsen in the past has said, “Everyone has an opinion. I find it’s better to focus on what’s in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.”