It's a huge time to be an Olsen and in love. Well, only if you are two of the three Olsen sisters. Mary-Kate Olsen, 27, got engaged at the end of February to her much older boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy, 44, with the blessings of both families. Except Sarkozy's ex-wife who called the pairing “grotesque.” They are totes happy and in love and Olivier has even said that MK makes him a better dad. His kids are 12 and 10 so Mary-Kate is still within "proper" stepmother age. Whatever that means.
But now just a couple weeks after that happy news, Mary-Kate is being upstaged by her sister who just announced her engagement, too. And of course she is! That's part of life being a twin, isn't it?
Only it's not Ashley who is stealing her thunder; it's Elizabeth -- MK and Ashley's younger sister. Elizabeth, 25, said yes to actor Boyd Holbrook, 32. They've been dating since 2012 and picked now to tell the world they are engaged. Right after her older sis revealed the same news.
I'm feeling a bit bad for Mary-Kate. She's a twin. Twins are constantly compared and expected to do things at the same time, and here she is doing her own thing, getting engaged, planning a wedding, and her little sis comes along and gets engaged, too. I know Elizabeth and Boyd's love for each other has nothing to do with what Mary-Kate is doing, but I sort of feel they could have waited just a wee bit longer. Allowed MK to bask in her bride-to-be moment. Let the Olsen parents figure out how they are going to pay for this million-dollar affair and not steal the spotlight.
But no. Two weddings in the works now. Which isn't a bad thing, of course. Just maybe a little weird. And difficult for Ashley who no doubt feels left out. They both better make her the maid of honor, that's for sure.
What do you think of the news Elizabeth is getting engaged just weeks after Mary-Kate announced the same?
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