Mary-Kate Olsen stands tall in the saddle—but appears tiny compared to her husband! The twin star, 32, known for doing Full House and a clothing line with sister Ashley, is thoroughly enjoying horseback riding these days—with towering spouse Olivier Sarkozy cheering her on.
As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, Olsen competed at the equestrian Longines Global Champions Tour 2019 Madrid Day 1 at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. She was spotted yesterday, Friday, May 17, enjoying some time with French banker hubby Sarkozy, 49, after her ride. The two have been married since 2015.
Mary-Kate, known for slouching around while smoking cigarettes, shocked fans by jumping her horse Fatum over fences. Actually, Olsen has been competing in competitive show jumping for years and has built up a respectable reputation in the sport. She has been in love with horses since she fell for a pony named 4x4 on the set of a show she was working on when she was just 6 years old.
“I came back to the sport because I missed it every day that I wasn't riding,” she has said. “It was the hardest thing to leave and the hardest thing to come back to.” Olsen said she now rides horses on the weekend!
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Olsen and Sarkozy shared lunch with a group of friends after her ride. She stood up as her husband sat down at the restaurant table. It's the only time Olsen appeared bigger than Sarkozy!
The former Full House child star was all smiles on her day with Sarkozy. They had their arms around each other during lunch.
Sarkozy stands 6'3," while his famous wife is only 5'2"!
The fashion mogul has said about horseback riding, "You find the thing that helps you relax and if you don’t have it, you have to look for it. Or you get burned out and then you’re not productive."
Olsen's husband, who is a billionaire and half-brother to former President of France Nicolas, gave her loving glances all day.
The Horsey Set
Actress Olsen now travels in a rarefied world that includes wealthy horse enthusiasts. "Horseriding allows me to exist in another world and it allows me to practice being accepting, patient, disciplined, compassionate, competitive, and all of those other emotions that are very important to have in your everyday life," Olsen said.
Olsen has noted a about her sport, "Horses teach you a lot about yourself." She apparently would rather ride than appear on the Full House spinoff, Fuller House with her old actor pals.
The star's tiny frame, which was once thought painfully skinny is perfect for riding horses. Plus, Olsen moves just like a jockey!
Olsen found love with a man very different from her physically.
But although Olsen and Sarkozy seem mismatched, they wed in 2015 after dating three years.
Olsen and her husband have many well-heeled friends, but try to keep their privacy. Their 2015 wedding ceremony was held inside a private home in New York, where about 50 guests enjoyed drinks in an outdoor garden and moved indoors for an intimate dinner.
Sarkozy is 17 years older than his petite wife, who shot to fame as a kid on the beloved TV sitcom Full House and then created a big fashion brand with her sister. Although they come from different generations, however, both have reportedly made billions!
Olsen and Sarkozy enjoyed all that the Spanish horse competition weekend had to offer.
Olsen's identical sister Ashley has shared double dates with her and Sarkozy in the past, but she wasn't at the horse event.
Earlier this year, as Radar reported, Olsen's twin Ashley was said to be getting serious with artist boyfriend Louis Eisner. Mary-Kate couldn't be happier galloping along as a married lady.