After seeing this photo this past weekend, I had a nightmare. Normally a photo of an Olsen twin alone will upset me to such a degree that I toss and turn for days, but this particular candid shot just pushed me over the edge.
In case you’re not quite sure what’s going on, let me explain. On the left we have Mary-Kate Olsen, in the middle is Olivier Sarkozy (younger half-brother to former French president Nicholas Sarkozy), and on the right of Olivier, is his daughter. That’s right — just take it all in and reflect on that for a moment. Actually, take more than a moment; take a few because I’d really like this vision to penetrate your brain, especially the fact that MK just might be wearing the sports jacket (or is it a blazer?) of her new lover, Sarkozy.
Yes, I know this is nothing new. It’s been going on for little over a month or so, but now that rumors have started swirling that the two are moving in together, photos of the two gallivanting around NYC together with Sarkozy’s kid have been popping up all over the place again. For some reason this particular photo missed my attention during the first time around, and tragically, now I’m stuck with having seen it at all.
Personally, I don’t care about the age issue, nor do I care that Sarkozy has quickly become the laughing stock of Paris society thanks to his new lady friend, and I especially don’t care that his ex-wife has labeled the couple “grotesque,” because such adjectives are subjective. What I do care about is this ridiculous difference in height and how it relates to me. If I’m not relating celebrities to me and my life, I will cease to have a purpose!
As someone who is 5’1″ (barely), and has never dated anyone less than 5’11″ (except for two men who were about 5’10″-ish), I have always been very adamant about having to date tall men. Despite being this tiny height, I’ve actually turned down dates when I’ve been told by a friend who may be doing the setting up that a fella is 5’7″ or 5’8″ all while declaring that such a height is “too short.” However, this photo has changed things for me. When I’m out with a man who is 6′ or taller, is this what we look like? If I borrow his clothes, will I have the same sloppy, and little kid look to me? Should I have just gone to bed before getting online last night so I could have avoided having to think about this trivial topic?
Depending on the source, this Olsen twin’s height is anywhere from 4’11 3/4″ to 5’2″, but either way, she and I are still pretty much the same the height. And it’s only now, after years and years of dating, that I’ve realized I must look totally ridiculous when I’m out with a man over six feet. We BOTH must look ridiculous. Is this not a ridiculous looking couple right here? Seriously –and I want you to look past MK’s tragic choice in attire.
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