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14th May 2020

Mary-Kate Olsen seeks an emergency divorce from Olivier Sarkozy

Anna Rourke

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy are divorcing, according to reports.

Mary-Kate is believed to have sought an emergency divorce from her husband of five years.

The 33-year-old first filed for divorce from the French man in April, reports TMZ, but the request was denied by New York courts.

Legal proceedings in the state have ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic and so only filings for emergency divorces are being accepted.

The site states that Mary-Kate has now requested an emergency order to allow her to file for divorce.

She has said that she was effectively kicked out of the apartment they shared when Olivier terminated the lease without notifying her.

She was given a deadline of 18 May to take all of her possessions from the property. An emergency divorce would prevent her belongings from being thrown out.

The former child star has also requested that the pre-nuptial agreement she and Olivier signed prior to marrying be enacted, TMZ said.

Mary-Kate and Olivier, whose half-brother is former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, first began dating in 2012 and married in New York in November 2015.

Having first risen to fame at the age of one, Mary-Kate and twin sister Ashley announced their retirement from acting in 2012.

They now run luxury fashion brands The Row and Elizabeth and James.