March 03, 2021
Fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen sparked dating rumors following her divorce when she was seen with the businessman John Cooper during a night out.
Mary-Kate Olsen decided to give love a chance after finalizing her divorce from Olivier Sarkozy. According to US Magazine, Olsen and Cooper were recently spotted together with another couple for dinner.
The pair reportedly joined the couple on February 26 at a restaurant in New York City. Olsen and Cooper left the eatery together after overindulging in wine and cocktails.
Mary-Kate Olsen attends the launch of Just One Eye's Ulysses Tier 1: The Ultimate Disaster Relief Kit on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images
OLSEN SPARKS DATING RUMORS
According to the outlet, the former actress wore a black jacket and matching beanie, while her date dressed down in a dark coat and grey scarf.
Olsen and her former spouse had their divorce finalized in January by the New York Supreme Court. Two weeks before they officially separated, the pair reportedly met up via Zoom for a virtual hearing to finalize details.
Mary Kate Olsen attends the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on June 4, 2012 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
FILING FOR DIVORCE
“We just need to revise that agreement, get it executed and get it to you, which we will have by the end of the week, but the deal is now done,” said the attorney.
Olsen and Sarkozy started dating in 2012 and got hitched in November 2015. Nearly five years later, the "Full House" actress submitted a divorce petition, but the court halted the proceedings because of the pandemic.
In May 2020, she filed an emergency order to end her marriage, which the court rejected. A source revealed that when they finally called it quits, while Olsen's fortune was safe because the duo signed a prenup.
Mary-Kate Olsen attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Getty Images
BEING SPOTTED WITH COOPER
A source told Entertainment Tonight that since the 34-year-old is a single woman now, she has started dating again. Cooper, the Brightwire CEO, might be her new lover since it is unknown if the two are an item or not.
Olsen has been casually dating people since the summer, and now that she had put her divorce behind her, she might consider a more serious relationship. The restaurant Estiatorio Milos, where she and Cooper were spotted, just so happens to be her favorite.
Mary-Kate Olsen attends San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2015 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
ALL ABOUT COOPER
According to a source close to Olsen, Cooper might just be her type. The Brightwire founder is an investment banker turned entrepreneur.
Before his entrepreneurial ventures, Cooper was a software engineer at Sun Microsystems. After studying Computer Science at Gettysburg College, he received his MBA, Finance and Economics Degree from Columbia Business School.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy attend the Dallas Mavericks vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2012 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images
OLSEN’S DATING HISTORY
According to HollywoodLife, Cooper is not the only investment banker that Olsen has been linked to. Her former spouse Sarkozy was a French investment banker, and their separation became public knowledge in the spring of 2020.
Although she had previously kept her love life a secret, she has had her fair share of high-profile relationships. Olsen’s first public relationship was with screenwriter Max Winkler, and they started dating in 2002.
After their brief relationship, Olsen moved on to David Katzenberg, which was her first serious relationship. The pair dated for nearly a year and split in 2004 before going to college.
Mary-Kate Olsen attends the opening day of the 2017 Hampton Classic Horse Show on August 27, 2017 in Bridgehampton, New York | Photo: Getty Images
In January 2008, she was linked to actor Heath Ledger at the time of his death. The following month, she was spotted with Lapo Elkan at the Paris Fashion Week and were reportedly together for a few weeks after.
Olsen then met Nate Lowman, whom she met through a mutual friend in October later that year. They dated for nearly two years and broke up in February 2010. A year later, she was briefly linked to artist Dustin Yellin before meeting Sarkozy the following year.