Mary-Kate Olsen Rejected Her Older Man, Olivier Sarkozy’s, Proposal

Olivier Sarkozy’s, Proposal Rejected By Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen, 27, is now engaged to her much older man, 44-year-old Olivier Sarkozy, but the celebrity cou­ple wasn’t always on the same page about mar­riage. Sarkozy report­edly pror­posed last year, but Olsen “wasn’t ready” and turned him down. “She didn’t need to be wined and dined; she wanted to make sure he would be good to her,” an insider told Us Weekly.

Sarkozy must have proved to his famous young girl­friend that he was mar­riage mate­r­ial, because the celebrity cou­ple was rumored to have got­ten engaged at the end of Feb­ru­ary. The news was con­firmed when Mary-Kate Olsen was spot­ted a few days later with a huge rock on that fin­ger. The ring is believed to be a vin­tage Cartier piece with a four-carat dia­mond in the mid­dle sur­rounded by 16 small sap­phire stones set in gold; it was report­edly sold for just over $81,000.

With regards to their mar­riage plans, the celebrity cou­ple report­edly hasn’t agreed on a date yet, because they’re at odds about how long they should wait to actu­ally get married—Mary-Kate Olsen is ready to “marry and set­tle down as quickly as pos­si­ble,” while Olivier Sarkozy, who has two kids from his first mar­riage, would pre­fer a longer engage­ment. “He’s been through a mar­riage already and had lovely kids, so he knows what it’s all about,” revealed another source.

On top of the date, the celebrity cou­ple also has to decide on where to set­tle down once they do get mar­ried. Sarkozy is from France, but Olsen is based in the U.S.

What do you think: Would you pre­fer to get mar­ried quickly, or to enjoy a longer engagement?


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