Courts Rule Mary-Kate Olsen Divorce From Husband Olivier Sarkozy Not ‘An Essential Matter’ As Emergency Order Turned Down

Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy are getting divorced after six years of marriage.

According to TMZ, Olsen, 33, attempted to file divorce papers through an emergency order this week. The outlet reports the actress claims she attempted to file last month but was unable to do so because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The sudden rush is allegedly because Olivier, 50, is trying to kick Olsen out of their New York City apartment.

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The outlet reports that Sarkozy has given Olsen until May 18 to move out. Olsen countered the request, claiming she can’t meet the deadline because of the quarantine guidelines in the city. Court docs say Olsen requests that their prenuptial agreement be enforced.

In obtained court documents, Olsen states, “This application is an emergency because my husband expects me to move out of our home on Monday, May 18, 2020 in the middle of New York City being on pause due to COVID-19.”

“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.”

However, the courts found Olsen’s request not to be an emergency.

New York courts spokesman Lucian Chalfen told E! News that only “essential, emergency” filings are being accepted.

“The original filing was rejected by the New York County Clerk because they did not follow the essential matter procedure,” Chalfen said. “They refiled under the essential matter procedure and the matter was referred to the ex-party State Supreme Court Judge. He just decided that it is not an essential matter so they can’t file anything at this point.”

Meanwhile, Us Weekly also reports that the fashion designer signed a petition for divorce on April 17, but the New York City courts are not currently accepting divorce filings due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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The couple have been together for nearly eight years. The romance began in 2012, just two years after Olivier divorced his first wife Charlotte Bernard. They tied the knot in 2015 with an intimate gathering of 50 of their closest friends and family.

ET Canada has reached out to her rep for comment.

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