Mary-Kate Olsen Engaged to Her Much Older French Boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy

I guess Mary-Kate Olsen finally picked out the perfect ring, because she’s now officially engaged to her boyfriend of two years, French banker Olivier Sarkozy. She was spotted last December ring shopping on several different occasions.

The former Full House star and the half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy have left some people scratching their heads at the odd pairing -- she’s 27 and looks much younger, he’s 44 and looks much older; not to mention that he’s over a foot taller than her.

Sarkozy’s ex-wife even went so far as to call the couple “grotesque.” No bitterness there, I see.

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Anyway, haters gotta hate, but if they’re happy than that’s all that matters. Not only that, but ex-wives aside, their families are happy with the match. She hangs out with his kids (Julien, 12, and Margo, 10), and thinks he’s a great dad. One source even claimed that he’s a “better father” because of Mary-Kate.

Her family seems to like him too. Another insider reported to Us Weekly, "Mary-Kate's family thinks Olivier is the best thing to happen to her. They love him."

Congrats to the happy couple! Don’t pay attention to the naysayers. When love is right, it’s right, no matter how weird it looks to others.

Does this unlikely couple cause you to raise an eyebrow?


Image via David Shankbone/Flickr

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nonmember avatar Jenna

Gross! Lets call him a sabertooth! Women get called cougars for dating 5 years younger than them.


Why should my eyebrow go anywhere? I don't know these people.

nonmember avatar anniemouse

If he were good looking no one would bat an eye....


Jenna, That's so funny !!!!

colts14 colts14

If they're happy. My ex husband is 15 years older than I am. I'm 34. We've been divorced for 7 years and have an 8 1/2 year old.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

He's a handsome man who looks his age and she is a not particularly attractive woman who looks older. I don't think they look strange at all.

Elisabeth Joice Lamm

I mean, he is a lot older. But you have to think about what this is doing for her. I'm sure people are starting to talk about her and i'm sure she loves this guy but the publicity it's gonna stir in the tabloids is what's going to get her a little farther with her(very well known) career. 

adamat34 adamat34

Who cares let them live their lives we never hear anything bad so let it go

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