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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mary-Kate Olsen 'dating Nicolas Sarkozy's asset manager brother Olivier'

By Daily Mail Reporter

Mary-Kate Olsen is reportedly dating former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's younger half brother, Olivier.

Sources say the child star-turned-fashion designer, 25, has been dating the 42-year-old asset manager for a month.

The pair are 'head over heels' for one another and spent Memorial Day weekend together in the Hamptons, the New York Post reported.

'Head over heels': Actress-turned-fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen, pictured right, has reportedly been dating businessman Olivier Sarkozy, left, for a month

Olivier, the managing director for Washington, D.C.-based asset managing firm the Carlyle Group, has previously been married.

After he and his wife Charlotte, who have two children together, he dated actress Stella Schnabel for a year before their split in March.

The asset manager further stirs up the eclectic mix of Mary-Kate's boyfriends, who have included artists, actors and shipping heirs.

Mary Kate - who shot to fame as a child star with her twin sister Ashley - dated New York artist Nate Lowman for two years before their split in 2010.

Former flame: Sarkozy, the half brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, broke up with actress Stella Schnabel, pictured, in March

Past: Olivier, an asset manager, with his former wife Charlotte, with whom he has two children

She has also hinted at how breaking up with her one-time boyfriend, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos led to her drop out of NYU in 2005.

She has also been linked to shoe designer Seth Campbell and the late actor Heath Ledger before his death in 2008.

News of her blossoming love life comes as business also appears to be doing well. Along with twin sister Ashley, Mary-Kate was recently listed in a list of the fashion's top 30 names under 30.

The former child stars, who shot to fame on Full House, made the list thanks to their multimillion dollar clothing empire.

Quite a change: Mary-Kate dated New York artist Nate Lowman for two years until 2010

The exes: Mary-Kate also dated photographer Maxwell Snow, pictured with Olivier's ex-girlfriend Stella Schnabel at a New York event last December

They have worked on a string of fashion labels, and last July debuted their high-end handbag line for The Row at Barneys.

The line includes a croc backpack retailing at a lavish $39,000. They have also been spotted out toting mini handbags, sold at $3,200 apiece.

As well as The Row, which has been worn by Michelle Obama, the women are behind mid-priced labels Elizabeth & James and teen line Olsenboye.

They also created website StyleMint, which recently collaborated with Rachel Bilson.

Big brother: Olivier is the younger half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, pictured with his wife Carla Bruni



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