Mary-Kate Olsen might be one of the most elusive celebrities of her time, which is why updates on her well-being usually come courtesy of others in her life and occasional photos of the actress turned designer on social media. The latest comes via the former, Olsen’s sister-in-law Carla Bruni, who is married to former President of France Nicolas Sarkozy. On the heels of closing Versace’s Spring 2018 show in an empowering moment alongside her ’90s supermodel peers, Bruni has been making the rounds doing press, most recently on last night’s installment of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. One of the gems she offered up to the talk show host is that Olsen and her husband Olivier Sarkozy seem to be doing great.
“They seem so happy,” Bruni said. “I met her at some cousin’s wedding and she looked adorable and very kind and also Olivier looks very happy with her.” She also spoke on the couple’s wedding, which may be one of the most memorable of this decade despite the fact that the public never got to see photos of it. (All of the guests reportedly had to turn in their cell phones so moments from the celebration wouldn’t leak.)
“I didn’t go to the wedding, no,” Bruni said, explaining why. “They invited us and then we couldn’t go because of a stupid reason, a geographical reason because we had to come over here [to the U.S.] and we couldn’t.” She was however familiar with one of the more breakout moments from it: the “bowls filled with cigarettes,” which apparently everyone smoked from all night, according to Page Six — never mind that the wedding was held indoors. While Bruni didn’t get to experience the smoky atmosphere first hand, she sees no issues with it. “Bowls of cigarettes? Why not?,” she told Cohen.
While Bruni’s update on Olsen wasn’t hyper detailed, Olsen fans should savor it, as it’s become a rarity to receive any intel on the co-head of The Row. As Olsen’s sister Elizabeth revealed in August, she has learned from Mary-Kate and twin Ashley to be hyper-conscious of the information she puts out into the world. “I was not caring what I was saying [in interviews] because I’d assumed no one would read it,” she said. “That’s when we’d have conversations. [Mary-Kate and Ashley] would say, ‘You know, even if you don’t think anyone’s going to read this article, someone might pull the quote later for [something else].’ It’s all part of how you hope someone interprets you, and how they frame who you are and the work you do. They’re very tight-lipped—notoriously so.”
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