Olsen and Sarkozy at a NY Knicks game in April (Wenzelberg/Splash News)
The New York Post broke the news that Olsen, 25, and Olivier Sarkozy, 42, have quietly been seeing each other for the last month. The couple took their romance public over Memorial Day weekend when they spent time together in the Hamptons. They're "head over heels," a source told the paper.
An Olsen insider confirmed the pairing to Us Weekly, saying: "It's true, they're dating, and she's definitely interested in him." As for the 17-year age gap between the two, "MK is constantly complaining about boys not being mature enough for her. She got the kids out of her system. Now being a businesswoman dominates her time, and she is rarely impressed with guys." A second source confirmed the new relationship to the celebrity magazine, noting: ""They are good for each other."
So who is Olivier Sarkozy, other than the younger, half-brother of Nicolas and brother-in-law of Nicolas' singer/actress/model wife Carla Bruni? For one, he's a businessman. Olivier is an asset manager in the financial industry whose official job title is managing director and head of The Carlyle Group's Global Financial Services Group. Earlier this month he was also elected to Butterfield Bank's board of directors. He received his masters in medieval history from St. Andrew's University in Scotland, then started working in the United States. Olivier, who has dual American and French citizenship, is currently based in New York City.
Charlotte and Olivier Sarkozy in 2009 (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
After his marriage ended, Olivier dated actress Stella Schnabel for over a year, but they ended their relationship in March.
As for Olsen's dating history, she was in a relationship with New York artist Nate Lowman for two years before calling it quits in 2010. She was also linked to Heath Ledger prior to his death in 2008.
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