The Only Shocking Thing About This Photo Of Mary-Kate Olsen Smoking Is That She’s Smaller Than Her Boyfriend’s Daughter

Mary-Kate Olsen smoking cigarette Olivier Sarkozy underage daughterAfter Hilary Duff‘s Cigarette-gate, our hackles are of course raised when we spot young celebrities photographed holding cancer sticks. And seeing as Mary-Kate Olsen is very clearly puffing on her cigarette and not “holding” it for boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy, that’s cause for alarm, right? Don’t even get me started on how his teenage daughter is right there beside her!

But somehow this photo just can’t move me the same way that we were outraged when new mom Hil was caught smoking in the vicinity of her impossibly adorable newborn Luca Cruz Comrie. Sorry to say, but part of what shocked us was that it was Lizzie McGuire getting caught in a grown-up act, whereas we haven’t regarded the Olsen twins as young since Mary-Kate had to go to rehab for her eating disorder. What with their bag-lady outfits and MK’s predilection for roles where she makes out with Ben Kingsley, a cigarette is tame.

Really, what surprises me here is how damn tiny Mary-Kate is in comparison to her boyfriend’s daughter! Us doesn’t specify how old the kid is (they call her “underage” in relation to the taboo smoking), but in at least one photo she almost looks to be taller than her potential new stepmother. That must be so weird that you’re eye-level with the woman that your dad is kissing. Or is it just me who finds it odd?

Anyway, they’re French. I wouldn’t be surprised if the kid has her own pack of smokes hidden away from the paparazzo’s lens.

Photo: Caroline Torem Craig/

Share This Post:
    • Samantha

      As a fellow short person, I don’t find it odd at all that his pre-teen daughter is taller than MK. There are plenty of kids, much younger than this girl, that I find myself eye to eye with and I am 24 (and not growing any taller). The odd part would be the 16 year age difference, if you ask me. And also, cigarettes are still legal in this country, and it seems to me that the father is okay with the smoking in progress. Shouldn’t we be chastising him instead for his poor parenting techniques and cradle-robbing behavior?

    • Kristina

      The smoking doesn’t bother me… it’s the terrifying way if you look fast Sarkozy looks like Danny Tanner in that picture. Makes me a little queasy!

    • Eileen

      Eh, if she’s a teenager, she’s adult height. No big deal. My aunt is probably 4’10″ or 4’11″ – she’s Asian. She’s a totally grown woman in her fifties, but that doesn’t make her tall. I was taller than she is when I was twelve. Everyone is taller than she is who has hit puberty.

      It’s more awkward that the picture makes it look as though Sarkozy is walking with his two daughters.

    • scallywag

      Finally what I like about the above picture is the way Mary Kate skulks in her anti establishment black retinue whilst of course dating a very pro establishment hedge fund capitalist (yes the oxymoron of that is making me cream sideways). But at least to Olivier’s credit his suit is quite crisp and proper ( I bet fine silk bixches) and I don’t see any poop stains on his shoes. Not yet anyway.

    • Emmy

      Who cares if they’re French.Not all French people smoke, just like not all American are obese idiots…