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Yesterday, we brought you the news that Mary-Kate Olsen had filed for an emergency divorce from Olivier Sarkozy, her husband of five years.
The 33-year-old actress turned fashion designer had initially filed for divorce back in April, but it was put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
An emergency divorce filing was requested last week – in a bid to stop the 50-year-old French banker (and half brother of former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy) from removing her belongings from the New York apartment they shared.
“This application is an emergency because my husband expects me to move out of our home on Monday, May 18, 2020, in the middle of New York City being on pause due to COVID-19,” Mary-Kate Olsen said in the affidavit, according to People.
“This is impossible given the COVID-19 pandemic,” she continued.
“It is also impossible for me to find a new apartment on such short notice. I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home that we have lived in and if he is successful, I will not only lose my home but I risk losing my personal property as well.
“I am gravely concerned that my husband will dissipate, dispose of and/or secret not only my separate property belongings but also our marital property belongings that are in the Gramercy Apartment.”
However, reports are claiming that a Manhattan judge has rejected her emergency divorce appeal, noting that it is not a real emergency…
“Currently, we are only accepting essential/emergency matters for filing,” Lucian Chalfen, a spokesperson for the New York Supreme Court, said about the judge’s decision.
“The original filing was rejected by the New York County Clerk because they did not follow the essential matter procedure.
“They refiled under the essential matter procedure and the matter was referred to the ex-parte judge, a New York State Supreme Court judge.
“He determined that it is not an essential matter, so they can’t file anything at this point.”
In her divorce appeal, Mary-Kate is reportedly requesting that the ironclad prenuptial agreement be honored. (Which makes a lot of sense to us, as Mary-Kate and her twin sister Ashley Olsen have an eye-watering individual net worth of $250 million!)
She is also asking for the continued use of their shared home in The Hamptons, as well as their apartments in New York’s Gramercy neighborhood, and East 49th Street. Page Six reports that she also wants her soon-to-be ex-husband to continue to provide her with health and dental insurance.
Yesterday, we had no idea why Mary-Kate and Olivier’s five-year marriage had broken down. Today, however, we have slightly more clues, as an insider suggested that Mary-Kate’s career might have had something to do with it…
“She’s super career focused and he’s very French and wanted her to be more available,” an insider revealed to People.
“You can’t control a girl who has been on the billionaire track since her 20s.”
More info as and when we get it…