The pair live together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.Their happy news emerges after the notoriously private couple were photographed wearing matching gold bands in the Hamptons, New York last month.A representative for Mary Kate has yet to comment on the marriage.

Former child star Mary-Kate Olsen has secretly married her banker fiance Olivier Sarkozy eight months after getting engaged.

The former actress, who now works as a fashion designer tied the knot with French hunk Olivier - the half brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy in the last couple of days.

Sources close to the pair, who have been dating for nearly three years , say that they wanted a quiet ceremony with just a few family members.

Mary-Kate, 28, got engaged to dad-of-two Olivier, who at the age of 45 is 17 years her senior on Valentine's Day.

In 1997, Olivier married Charlotte Bernard, a freelance fashion writer and author of children's books who grew up in Paris They were officially married in Nantucket, but had a second wedding in France, performed by his half-brother, Nicolas as mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine. Mary-Kate and Ashley insist the idea they have had everything handed to them is a ridiculous one, and they are proud to have gone back to college and worked for their careers in fashion.

Mary-Kate told Allure magazine: "I think people looked at us with the perception of 'Oh, you just have everything. "[Strangers assumed we] had enough money to just do nothing - or why would we go to college?

reported Wednesday that America's weird young spinster aunt Mary-Kate Olsen, 25, is now dating Oliver (né Olivier) Sarkozy, 42, the half-brother of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

According to the Sarkozy, who has two children and an M. in Medieval History (which does he prefer talking about, do you think?

), is managing director and head of global financial services for the Carlyle Group, a global asset management firm.