Not everyone is as thrilled about Mary-Kate Olsen's relationship with former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's half brother Olivier as the love-sick couple are. Olivier's ex-wife Charlotte Sarkozy has spoken out about the pair, branding it 'grotesque'. Speaking to the National Enquirer about their blooming relationship she said: 'That's not right. It's grotesque.'
Mary Kate is 17 years Olivier's junior but they are said to be 'head over heels' after being spotted cuddling up to each other at Madison Square Gardens on April 25.
An insider also told the magazine: 'Charlotte certainly won't want her kids to be around Mary-Kate, who has a history of wild-partying and booze binges.' Charlotte and Olivier have two children together. Charlotte - a children's book author - married the former French president's half brother in 1997 and divorced him around 13 years later. He has previously been linked to actress Stella Schabnel, 29.
When the unlikely couple were first snapped at the New York Knicks game at the end of April, Olivier - an investment banker - was seen stroking Mary Kate's hair and whispering in her ear. They are also said to have enjoyed a break together in the Hamptons recently. The asset manager further stirs up the eclectic mix of Mary-Kate's boyfriends, who have included artists, actors and shipping heirs. Mary Kate has also dated New York artist Nate Lowman for two years before their split in 2010. She has also hinted at how breaking up with her one-time boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos led to her drop out of NYU in 2005. She has also been linked to shoe designer Seth Campbell and the late actor Heath Ledger before his death in 2008.
News of her blossoming love life comes as business also appears to be doing well. Along with twin sister Ashley, Mary-Kate was recently listed in a list of the fashion's top 30 names under 30. The former child stars, who shot to fame on Full House, made the list thanks to their multimillion dollar clothing empire. They have worked on a string of fashion labels, and last July debuted their high-end handbag line for The Row at Barneys. The line includes a croc backpack retailing at a lavish $39,000. They have also been spotted out toting mini handbags, sold at $3,200 apiece.
As well as The Row, which has been worn by Michelle Obama, the women are behind mid-priced labels Elizabeth & James and teen line Olsenboye. They also created website StyleMint, which recently collaborated with Rachel Bilson.