AceShowbiz - Mary-Kate Olsen might have been pushed to the edge by estranged husband's insistence to move his ex-wife into their home in The Hamptons. Days after the former child star finally managed to file for divorce from Olivier Sarkozy, it was reported that he relocated Charlotte Bernard, their two children and his mother from New York City to their Bridgehampton mansion.
"The moment [Mary-Kate] drove out of the driveway in April, Olivier had his mother, kids, and wait for this … Charlotte, his ex-wife, move in to keep them in a safer place, away from COVID," a source told Page Six on what may have caused the split. The source further insisted that "there's no romance between Charlotte and Olivier."
"It was not uncommon for Charlotte to be around and stay in a separate bedroom in the Hamptons on holidays or birthdays," the source elaborated. "They have two kids and have always put them first. In their French way, family comes first, even with a divorce. Charlotte was even at Olivier's wedding to Mary-Kate."
A separate source added while the twin sister of Ashley Olsen loves Olivier's children, the idea of sharing a roof with his ex was too much for her. "It was too much to have his ex-wife living with them during the pandemic," the source stated. "Would you want the ex-wife living with you for an unforeseeable amount of time in the middle of a crisis?"
Mary-Kate tied the knot with Olivier in November 2015 after three years of dating. She initially filed for divorce in April 2020. Her petition, however, got rejected since the city's courts did not accept such cases due to coronavirus lockdown. In May, she made a request to file an emergency divorce petition, claiming that he abruptly ended the lease of their NYC residence without her consent.
"I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home 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," the 33-year-old stated in her petition wherein she also noted that he expected her to move out by May 18.
Despite Mary-Kate's claims in her emergency divorce petition, a source insisted to Page Six that her marital problems with Olivier was "simply erosion … growing apart." The source added, "No cheating or betrayals … sometimes couples just run their course. The plan to move in his family was his way of moving on, and the final straw for Mary-Kate."