Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are so famous, yet so private, it’s impossible to tell what they are thinking—or doing—ever. They just move about the world in their schmattas, smoking and dodging calls from Full House producers.
But now, one of them, who Net-A-Porter’s The Edit is identifying as Mary-Kate, is discussing her personal life.
Both Olsens sat down with the magazine to talk about their clothing line Elizabeth and James, but no one really bats can eye until Mary-Kate admits she really is married.
“We’re lucky [working hard] comes quite naturally for us. We don’t need so much time to sit and think and ponder. But then I have a husband [Olivier Sarkozy], two stepkids and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner. I ride horses on the weekends. You find the thing that helps you relax and if you don’t have it, you have to look for it. Or you get burned out and then you’re not productive.”
Mary-Kate is married to Olivier Sarkozy, French banker and half-brother to Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France. The two were engaged in 2014.
No one really knows anything about these two besides seeing the occasional paparazzi photo, because the twins make it a point to stay away from social media.
“Because we don’t dive into that whole world [of social media] and we don’t have Facebook, we’ve never been connected to our fans in that way. We’ve stayed quite sheltered in that sense,” says Ashley. (She was at the interview too.) "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 just want to help women feel however they want to feel. Every once in a while, we want to change our perfume or our haircut; we want to wear heels or flats. We just like to switch it up,” Mary-Kate says.
That’s it. That’s all we get. She said “husband.” We’ll take what we can get.
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