While they were dating, Mary-Kate stayed with Olivier at his lavish Manhattan townhouse.In 2015, they upgraded to a £11 million home by the Turtle Bay Garden."He calls her 'smart as a whip' and says she's mature for her age," the insider said. )"Olivier’s friends understand what he sees in her,” a source close to the businessman told Us last month. Mary-Kate’s famous twin sister, Ashley, also gushed about Sarkozy shortly after the pair began dating, saying she doesn’t pay attention to doubters who questioned the couple’s relationship due to their age difference.“Everyone has an opinion,” she told WSJ magazine.She Initially Said No When He Proposed Despite Sarkozy wanting to propose back in 2013, a source told Us in April 2013 that the former Full House star said no when he first brought it up.“She’s making him wait,” the source revealed. She wanted to make sure he would be good to her.”Another insider noted that the once-wed multimillionaire “wants to lock her down for life.”Her Engagement Ring Cost More Than ,000In February 2014, Sarkozy popped the question with a 4-carat vintage Cartier diamond ring that he reportedly purchased for ,250 at a Sotheby’s auction. "Mary-Kate is funny and sweet."And there’s no bad blood between Olsen and Sarkozy’s ex-wife, Charlotte — who split from the French financier in 2010 after 13 years of marriage and share two children, Julien, 13, and Margo, 11.“MK asks her permission about things that concern the kids,” one insider told Us at the time. “I find it’s better to focus on what’s in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.”And from the beginning, her family loved him.“Mary-Kate’s family thinks Olivier is the best thing to happen to her,” an insider told Us in February 2014 after the pair got engaged.But then I have a husband, two stepkids and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner.I run on the weekend." So how did they first cross paths?Mary-Kate Olsen is a notoriously private person, especially when it comes to her relationship with Olivier Sarkozy.
Instead of appearing on Netflix's Full House revival, Fuller House, they have been focusing on their clothing label, Elizabeth and James.Despite their 17-year age gap, the two began dating in 2012 after meeting at a party.Mary-Kate — who was 25 at the time — had reportedly been complaining about "boys not being mature enough for her," and after just one month together, the two were "head over heels" for each other.Working in TV and film has actually helped them in their second career. We used to do two a week for 15 years," Ashley, who is dating 58-year-old financier Richard Sachs, said. It has taken me a lot to figure out how to take a vacation." Mary-Kate added, "When we were younger, being in the public eye was almost part of our role and responsibility — to set the trends at that time or be ahead of fashion.We would take adult clothing and cut it down to our size, change the proportions.I think from a young age we understood fit in a very different way because we’re so petite." Ashley admits that staying off social media has kept the siblings "quite sheltered" from their fans, but they hope that their clothing connects with people.