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Mary-Kate Olsen ‘officially files for divorce from Olivier Sarkozy’



Mary-Kate Olsen ‘officially files for divorce’ from Olivier Sarkozy as courts reopen in New York (Picture: Rex)

Mary-Kate Olsen has filed for divorce from husband Olivier Sarkozy, as courts reopened in New York City.

The actress, 33, had applied for an emergency court order to divorce Olivier, 50, earlier this month, due to restrictions in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

Restrictions had been put in place New York preventing divorce filings unless in the case of emergencies – preventing Mary-Kate from filing for divorce when she initially tried a month ago.

Her emergency petition was rejected by a judge as it wasn’t deemed an ‘essential matter’, but now the courts have re-opened, Mary-Kate has reportedly been able to officially submit her divorce filing to the Manhattan Supreme Court, according to Page Six. has reached out to Mary-Kate’s rep.

The star had originally signed the petition for divorce on 17 April, after reportedly being asked by Olivier to remover her belonging out of their NYC apartment.

Mary-Kate previously had an emergency petition to file for divorce denied by a judge (Picture: Getty)

Mary-Kate couldn’t do so due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions, so filed for a divorce petition to protect her property.

After Mary-Kate’s petition was denied, a spokesperson for the New York courts had previously stated to E! News: ‘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-party State Supreme Court Judge. 

‘[The judge] just decided that it is not an essential matter so they can’t file anything at this point.’

The Two of a Kind actress married Olivier in 2015 (Picture: WireImage)

It’s since been reported that Mary-Kate and Olivier had ‘clashed over having children’ prior to splitting.

Sources claimed to People that the couple had grown apart, with Mary-Kate wanting children and Olivier deciding he didn’t.

‘A few years ago, having a baby was not a priority for [Mary-Kate]. This has changed,’ the source said.

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‘Olivier has two grown kids and doesn’t want more. Mary-Kate thought he would budge on that and he hasn’t.’

French banker Olivier shares two children with his ex-wife of 14 years. They split in 2010 and were divorced the following year.

He and Mary-Kate first began dating in 2012 and tied the knot three years later in 2015.

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