Just because Wendy Williams is stuck at home does not mean she is keeping her opinions to herself. In Friday's Wendy at Home episode, the talk show host took aim at Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy, who are divorcing after almost five years of marriage. Olsen, 33, filed an emergency order for divorce this week, and Sarkozy, 50, was reportedly giving her until May 18 to move out of their New York City apartment. Williams called the divorce "good news," which caused an uproar among her viewers.
"Good news for Mary-Kate Olsen. She's getting a divorce," Williams said from her apartment. "Normally we don’t cheer for something like that. She had been dating this older man. He’s 50. They were married for five years... He's so tall and she’s so short. He always looked like he was dating his daughter."
Olsen first filed for divorce on April 17, but the proceedings were put on hold because New York state courts are not accepting divorce petitions during the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, she filed for an emergency order, but Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz denied the request because it was "not an essential matter." The couple did sign a prenuptial agreement.
Wendy Williams needs to keep her opinions abt Mary-Kate and her life to herself.. pic.twitter.com/255dO5vK1r— Jyoti ❁ (@JakJo7) May 16, 2020
The former Full House actress is accusing Sarkozy, a French banker and the half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, of trying to force her to move out of their apartment by May 18. She claims he terminated their lease behind her back. "I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home that we have lived in and if he is successful, I will not only lose my home but I risk losing my personal property as well," she claimed in her affidavit.
I cant believe you are still on the air. You have put your foot in your mouth so many times, I can believe you are still on TV.Wendy Williams Blasts Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy Over Divorce: 'She Looks Like His Daughter' https://t.co/JR2YISEMen— @Lady B1961 (@LadyB83434647) May 15, 2020
Olsen, who now works as a fashion designer with twin sister Ashley Olsen, said she is "gravely concerned" Sarkozy will "dissipate, dispose of and/or secret not only my separate property belongings but also our marital property belongings that are in the Gramercy Apartment." She added it is "impossible" for her to move out during the coronavirus pandemic, especially on short notice.
wendy williams says it's good that mary kate olsen is getting a divorce pic.twitter.com/5wkkxE0ZpW— Stay Strong (@ShivRoyRoman) May 15, 2020
Although Williams thought Olsen's divorce was a good move for the fashion designer, Williams was skeptical of her allegations. "Olivier wants her stuff out of the apartment by Monday," Williams said, notes InTouch Weekly. "She claims that she was just told about this, that he just let the lease run out. So in effect, I guess Mary-Kate will be homeless?"
🙄like she didn't have her own messy divorce where her ex fathered a child with another woman?— Allison♓✨ (@AllieK02) May 15, 2020
A source close to the Olsens told InTouch Ashley has been supportive of her sister during this time. "Mary-Kate doesn't want to be alone, so she's staying with Ashley," the source said. "Ashley is one of the few people Mary-Kate trusts and can rely on." The duo also have a younger sister, Avengers: Endgame star Elizabeth Olsen.
Isn’t @WendyWilliams the same lady that remained in a decades long marriage with a man who cheated on her, abused her, and controlled her business/career and made everyone in the workplace miserable? Should she really be commenting on someone else’s marriage/divorce? 🤔— 🌸🌺JayBee3🌺🌸 (@LdyHzkr) May 15, 2020
Williams' fans were more supportive of her comments on YouTube. "I just love how Wendy never disappoints, when it comes to serving that spicy tea... I'm just here for the scoop that's forever [fire]. Keep it coming Wendy!!" one fan wrote. "This is the Auntie Wendy that I love. Upbeat, funny, engaging," another chimed in.