Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy’s divorce has been granted, nine months after their five-year marriage came to an end.
The former couple’s settlement was signed off by a judge at the New York Supreme Court on Monday, January 25,
The actress, 34, and the French banker, 51 – the half-brother of Nicolas Sarkozy, the former President of France – agreed a divorce settlement two weeks ago during a virtual hearing on January 13.
Michael Mosberg, attorney for father-of-two Sarkozy, told the New York Supreme Court at that earlier hearing ‘the deal is now done’.
It’s over: Mary-Kate Olsen, 34, and Olivier Sarkozy’s, 51, divorce has been finalised nine months after they ended their five year marriage (pictured in 2016)
He said that the final details were agreed upon on January 13 before a hearing with Judge Lori Sattler.
Nancy Chemtob, who represents Olsen, said that ‘all issues are resolved’ but no details were given to the court.
Olsen nodded when Judge Sattler said: ‘If we get the agreement done you don’t have to see me again which, as much as I enjoy seeing everyone here, I think you’d prefer to be done with this’.
The judge added: ‘Let’s get it done and get them divorced’.
Reaching an agreement: Mary-Kate and Olivier – who tied the knot in 2015 – had agreed a divorce settlement on January 13 (pictured via Zoom for the hearing)
Former Full House star Olsen, who runs her fashion line The Row, reportedly has an ‘ironclad prenup’ meaning her fortune estimated to be around $250m is safe whatever happens during the split from Sarkozy.
During the hearing earlier this month Mosberg told the judge: ‘As of this morning we reached a final agreement. We just need to revise that agreement and get it to you’.
Judge Sattler asked Chemtob if that was correct and she said: ‘We’ve been working very hard and we do have a settlement and will be able to get it signed…all issues are resolved’.
The judge, who had given both parties numerous adjournments on the case, said, ‘I hope that’s the case’.
But she added: ‘Until I see the proof I’m going to hold your feet to the fire a bit.’
All over: The former couple’s settlement was signed off by a judge at the New York Supreme Court on Monday (pictured in 2015)
She said: ‘I do trust and believe this is happening however I’m going to keep control of the case to make sure this gets done and we get them divorced’.
The 15-minute hearing, which was held remotely via video, was plagued by technical difficulties as Olsen couldn’t get her camera working.
She could be heard saying: ‘Guys, I need help up here. Can you hear me? I am so sorry, I’m trying to do this on two computers, I don’t know what’s happening’.
Judge Sattler said: ‘Are you pressing the little camera in the top right corner?’
Olsen eventually got it to work after logging out and logging in.
Sarkozy calmly waited until the hearing began and at one point sipped a coffee.
Happier times: Sarkozy and Olsen got together in 2012 and married in 2015 with a 20-year age gap and split up in 2020 (pictured at the beginning of their romance in 2012)
The couple will have to sell their $13.5m New York townhouse during their bitter divorce with the words ‘those who lose today will win tomorrow’ written on the ceiling.
DailyMail.com previously revealed that the former Full House star and her estranged husband own the lavish home together.
The home features writing in French and Spanish on the ceiling, which takes on a different meaning now that they have broken up.
One of the French inscriptions is a poem from Charles d’Orleans, a member of the French
Another says: ‘All gay (happy) people have the precious gift to stimulate serious people’.
The Spanish writing reads: ‘Those who lose today will win tomorrow.’
The townhouse was likely the focus of the split from Sarkozy, a banker, who is worth around $60m.
They also own a sprawling five-bedroom and 4,000-square-foot home in Bridgehampton on Long Island worth millions.
For sale: The couple will have to sell their $13.5m New York townhouse during their bitter divorce with the words ‘those who lose today will win tomorrow’ written on the ceiling
In Olsen’s divorce petition, which she filed in the New York Supreme Court in May, she claimed she had been effectively kicked out of their rented apartment in Gramercy because Sarkozy had not renewed the $29,000 a month lease during the height of the coronavirus outbreak.
Sarkozy moved his ex-wife Charlotte Bernard, their two children and his mother into the Bridgehampton home, meaning Olsen could not stay there.
In the petition Olsen asked for continued use of the Bridgehampton home, their home in Gramercy and another home on East 49th Street in Manhattan.
DailyMail.com revealed that the last property mentioned is likely to be the most contentious.
The 8,000-square-foot pad came with a private garage which allows them to come and go without photographers taking pictures of them.
There is also a ballroom, elevator, five bedrooms, 22ft high ceilings, seven fireplaces, a private fountain and an artist’s studio – it was previously owned by painter David Deutsch.
Sarkozy moved his ex-wife Charlotte Bernard (pictured), their two children and his mother into the Bridgehampton home, which some say was the ‘final straw’
The couple have reportedly spent $3m renovating the home which has a communal garden and overlooks a promenade with a ‘Medici fountain’ modeled after the original in Rome.
It is located in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan and is close to the United Nations, one of the most sought after
Pictures from inside show a piano in the tastefully decorated living room which has a wood bookcase on the wall.
The writing on the ceiling no doubt had a very different meaning for the couple, especially the poem ‘Allez-vous-en, allez, allez’, which is about sadness staying away from somebody.
According to one analysis on the blog
The post says: ‘Anybody who feels oppressed by the daily grind, precarious living or seemingly insuperable circumstances can understand what the poet is saying in this poem’.
The 8,000-square-foot pad came with a private garage which allows them to come and go without photographers taking pictures of them
In the divorce petition Olsen’s lawyers said that the relationship between the former couple had ‘broken down irretrievably for a period of at least six months’.
Reports have claimed that the Sarkozy preferred socializing and going out on the town while Olsen was more of a ‘homebody’.
Another issue was that Olsen wanted a baby but Sarkozy had ‘closed the book on that subject’.
A source told E! News: ‘He felt like he had closed that chapter of his life and didn’t want to go back. She didn’t like the idea of not even being able to explore the possibility’.
Other reports claimed that there was ‘simply erosion’ and ‘growing apart’ and Sarkozy moving his family into the Hamptons home was the ‘final straw’.
Sarkozy and Olsen got together in 2012 and married in 2015 with the 20-year age gap apparently being no barrier to them finding love.
They had previously bought another townhouse in Manhattan which they renovated and sold for $6.4m – while living in a rented five story townhouse next door.
Despite only renting the other home, they renovated that one too.
Since they moved out it has been used by a number of famous people including ‘Doctor Who’ star David Tennant.