Thirty-year-old Ashley Olsen has reportedly split from her significantly older boyfriend, Richard Sachs, after five months of dating. Well, that sure didn’t last a long time, did it?
US Weekly confirmed the news, claiming that Ashley broke it off because she wanted concentrate on her ‘fashion empire’. Lest anyone’s lost track, that includes her Elizabeth and James label that she shares with her twin sister, Mary-Kate Olsen.
The report makes it seem like the split was incredibly amicable, and why wouldn’t it be? No man is going to want to piss off either Olsen sister, for fear of getting cursed by their magic voodoo bazillionaire magic. Oh, you think that’s a joke? Well, let’s see how long poor Richard Sachs lasts if he says one bad word against Ashley Olsen. Except we’ll never find out because he’ll never say it.
Ashley Olsen and her sister Mary-Kate Olsen have a history of dating men significantly older than them, but that sort of lopsided age dynamic is nothing new in Hollywood. Most older men – especially richer older men – date much younger women, especially models.
The difference in Ashley’s and Mary-Kate’s situation is that they’re the ones that are usually richer than their significant others, so it’s not like they’re dating older men for financial purposes. Which leaves us with… they’re just attracted to men old enough to be their fathers. Yes, yes, love knows no bounds, sure. But given that it’s a consistent trend, you have to wonder what exactly the Olsen sisters are getting out of these relationships, unless it really just is – love.
In which case, I digress. But now that Ashley has broken up with her latest grandpa toy, she’ll likely be single for a few months while she’s on the prowl for her next victim, uh I mean, next boyfriend. And then they’ll date for a few months, and then break up again. The pattern will repeat until Ashley finally joins the age of the men she’s dating, unless she pulls a reverse Leonardo DiCaprio and begins dating even older men as she starts aging.
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