Mary-Kate Olsen Dating Former French President’s Bro

    May 30, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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File this under reasonably creepy:

Mary-Kate Olsen, the girl most of us of a certain age remember as “Michelle” on the ’90s sitcom “Full House”, is dating Olivier Sarkozy. Sarkozy is the managing director for the Carlyle Group, but more importantly, he is the brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Oh, and he’s 42. She’s 25.

While there’s nothing wrong with an age difference per se, this one is just big enough to raise some eyebrows. Apparently the two have been dating a month and are very happy together, which is all well and good, but still….it’s weird, no? What could two people from two such different generations have in common?

Although the two stories can’t really be compared, it does bring to mind the controversial marriage of Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden, who married when he was 51 and she was 16. Of course, Mary-Kate is obviously in a better position at age 25 than Stodden was to make such decisions, but with such a vast age difference, people are always going to debate about whether or not it’s right.

I’m just glad she’s not dating Dave Coulier. That would be weird.

What the WHAT? @vinshlor Mary-Kate Olsen vivrait une romance avec le frère de Nicolas Sarkozy http://t.co/9iBEPChs via @voici #wtf
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Mary-Kate Olsen dating Nicolas Sarkozy’s asset manager brother Olivier’ http://t.co/vz7LNtW4 he’s 42. Shes 25. Theyre both nuts. perfection!
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i will http://t.co/vcbFZufx RT @devinbanerjee: Mary-Kate Olsen romantically linked to a Carlyle MD. No, I won’t provide the URL.
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Mary-Kate Olsen is reportedly dating Nicolas Sarkozy’s brother Olivier—or as we think she calls him, Olivier So-Cozy. http://t.co/SXCCCDOY
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  • rock

    is she the good looking one or the ugly one?

  • Kelli

    It’s bs how people get all worked up over age, my bf and I have been together for over a year and he’s 46 and I’m 20. Age is just a number.

    • Ms. Anderson

      I totally agree with Kelli, my fiance and I are 22 yrs different and we are as happy a puppies in the spring. Age IS only a number because love knows no bounds……………

  • So What

    Who cares? They are both adults. Get a life.

  • Roger

    So who cares who that Hollywood bimbo is dating?

  • linda-kay black

    It is o.K. to date him. She will learn a lot out her-self and learn about business. Just because she dates him that does not mean she will marry him. I hope she has a good life and has a family of her own someday and that Hollywood did not ruin her life.

  • Anna

    Also completely disagree with this article. My boyfriend is 42 and I’m 26, we are both entering the same phase of our life (grad school) and have been together almost four years. The people who care about us DON’T think it’s weird, only those who are on the outside looking in. Why is this age difference so weird to people and not the thousands of others that happen in Hollywood each day?! Hell, Hollywood couples are the ones that make us feel normal!