Mary-Kate Olsen and Husband Olivier Sarkozy Attend Art Auction in Rare Public Sighting

In a rare public appearance, the Full House star and her hubby attended a event honoring John Alexander hosted by New York Academy of Art at Sotheby's in New York.

By Elyse Dupre Oct 12, 2017 5:26 PMTags

This celebrity sighting is giving us ‘90s nostalgia.

Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted making a rare public appearance with her hubby Olivier Sarkozy at the "Take Home A Nude" annual auction at Sotheby's in New York.

Olsen wore a black ensemble with lace detailing at the bottom, as well as white shoes. Her husband donned a grey suit, a light blue shirt and a tie.

The event was hosted by the New York Academy of Art and honored the painter John Alexander. According to the organization's website, the event offered cocktails and an auction followed by dinner.

Olsen wasn't the only celebrity in attendance. Naomi Watts also made an appearance and wore a black dress with colorful lines from the Christian Dior Resort 2018 collection. 

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Olsen and Sarkozy tied the knot in November 2015. With her family and fashion empire, the former actress has a lot to juggle.

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"I have a husband, two step-kids and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner," the designer told's digital magazine, The EDIT. "I run on the weekend. 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."

It's not every day we get a glimpse into this couple's relationship. Check out these photos to see a few of their precious moments.

In addition to making limited public appearances, Olsen has yet to make an appearance on Fuller House, the remake of the ‘90s sitcom Full House in which she and Ashley Olsen played Michelle Tanner. And while fans have expressed hope that she would make a return, Jeff Franklin, the creator of Full House and Fuller Housedoesn't seem to be holding his breath

"Personally, I've given up asking them," Franklin told TVLine. "The door is open, but I'm not going to be calling them anymore to invite them. They just don't seem interested in coming. It's been three years of invitations, so they know the door is open. It's up to them to decide if they want to come play or not."

Off to the Races

The fashion mogul and the French banker attend the Longines Global Champions Tour in Madrid, Spain.

Candid Shots

Mary-Kate and Olivier enjoy a fun night at the South America Grand Prix in New York City.

Sneaking In Kisses

The couple sneaks in a kiss at the Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks playoff game in 2013.

All Dressed Up

A fancy affair! The duo attends the Take Home a Nude annual auction and dinner in 2017.

Game On

The dynamic duo enjoys some basketball at the San Antonio Spurs vs New York Knicks game in March 2015.

All Smiles

Slam dunk! The couple gets cozy as they watch the New York Knicks play against the Brooklyn Nets in November 2016..

Birthday Fun

The Elizabeth & James co-designer celebrates her and her twin sister, Ashley Olsen's birthday. The French banker stands right by his wife's side.


The two enjoy a date night out at the Minnie Muse collection launch in New York City.

Night Out With Friends

The couple slips into their finest attire to hang out with friends at the New York Academy of Art's 2015 Tribeca Ball.

Puppy Love

The pair looks in love, as they pose for the camera.

Wrapped Up

The fashion designer stays wrapped up around her man's arms at the Diane von Furstenberg party for Bob Colacello.


Packing on the PDA! The two attend the Atlanta Hawks vs New York Knicks game in 2013. They lock lips a few times during the game.

Strike a Pose

The pair steps out and attends the Take Home a Nude Art Auction and Party in 2015.

Love Letters

The two spark engagement rumors as they both share a passionate kiss in New York City.

Slam Dunk

The duo enjoys a fun date at the basketball game between the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks.

Snuggles & Scoring

The romance between the former actress and French banker turn heads, as they attend a sporting event.

And One... More Kiss

The two lovebirds are spotted sharing a sweet moment together, as they attend the New York Knicks game.

Fresh Air

The couple bundles up and stays warm during their afternoon outing in New York City.

Secrets Don't Make Friends

The 50-year-old shares a secret with his wife at the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks game.


Drinks + basketball = a good time.

Kiss, Kiss

Nothing like getting kisses on the forehead to brighten up the mood.

Candid Camera

The two pose and smile for the cameras, as they attend a sporting event together.

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