Wednesday 15 August 2018

Mary-Kate Olsen (31) makes rare public appearance with husband Olivier Sarkozy (48)

Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the 2017 Take Home A Nude Art Party and auction at Sotheby's on October 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the 2017 Take Home A Nude Art Party and auction at Sotheby's on October 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the 40th Anniversary of Studio In A School at The Seagram Building Plaza on May 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
(L-R) Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen attend 2017 Take Home A Nude Art party and auction at Sotheby's on October 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend Youth America Grand Prix's 2017 Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Mary-Kate Olsen is seen in Tribeca on August 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Mary Kate Olsen made an increasingly rare public appearance with her husband Olivier Sarkozy.

The former child star turned fashion designer and the French financier stepped out in New York City earlier this week for auction house Sotheby's Take Home A Nude Art Party and the couple happily posed for pictures and held hands on arrival.

(L-R) Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen attend 2017 Take Home A Nude Art party and auction at Sotheby's on October 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
(L-R) Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen attend 2017 Take Home A Nude Art party and auction at Sotheby's on October 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Olsen stuck to her signature oversized style, wearing a floor length black ankle length coat with white lace trim and added a major '90s throwback with a pair of white velcro runners by Alexander McQueen. The couple wed in a secret ceremony in November 2015 and Mary-Kate only confirmed the marriage in March of this year, are fiercely protective of their private life and only make a handful of red carpet appearances together, while Mary-Kate is pictured more often (just slightly) with her twin sister and business partner Ashley Olsen at fashion events in New York.

But someone who did give some positive insight into their home life was Carla Bruni, who is married to Olivier's brother Nicolas, the former French Prime Minister.

"They seem so happy. I met her at some cousin’s wedding and she looked adorable and very kind and also Olivier looks very happy with her," the legendary supermodel said on Watch What Happens Live. She confirmed that she and her husband didn't make the nuptials for a "stupid...geographical reason" and therefore couldn't confirm the New York Post's reports of the unlikely decor, which is said to have included "bowls and bowls of cigarettes".

"Bowls of cigarettes? Why not?," Bruni said.

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the 40th Anniversary of Studio In A School at The Seagram Building Plaza on May 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen attend the 40th Anniversary of Studio In A School at The Seagram Building Plaza on May 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

The couple wed at a "private residence on 49th Street" in front of 50 close friends friends and family and guests were asked to hand in their mobile phones to prevent any pictures leaking.

Online Editors

Style Newsletter

Stay on top of the latest fashion, beauty and celeb gossip in our Style newsletter.

Also in this section