Justin Bieber is arguably one of the most famous men in the world. After rocking the world of YouTube when he just an adorable little kid, he has since risen through the ranks to become one of the biggest stars in the music business.
While his personal life has caused a stir over the years, it’s safe to say that his recent nuptials to Hailey Baldwin – or Hailey Bieber now – took Beliebers by surprise. At just 24 and 22 respectively, they are both extremely young. Now, Justin Bieber and his wife have had to push back their wedding plans.
An Adorable Couple
Over the course of his career, Justin Bieber has been no stranger to the ladies. He has been able to win over the hearts of some of the biggest names in the world, including Selena Gomez, Sofia Richie, Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande, Miranda Kerr, and more.
While everyone thought that he would eventually end up marrying Selena, they called time on their relationship, and he eventually fell into the arms of Hailey Baldwin. The couple has actually known each other for years, but only started dating officially in 2016.
However, it was not all plain sailing for the couple, and they broke up just a few months later. It was reported that Bieber was just too overwhelmed by the relationship, and felt as though they were moving too fast and he just couldn’t commit to something so serious at such a young age. They didn’t speak for months and worked on themselves. They saw other people, and they kept their distance.
After around two years apart, the couple made their way back into each other’s lives. A few months later, he popped the question, and they announced their engagement. Hailey and Justin didn’t want to wait to become man and wife, so they secretly made their way to get married just two months after their engagement.
The couple has also been planning to put on a proper wedding for their family and friends, but they have since put these plans on hold, to give Justin the time to focus on “getting well mentally.” While we don’t know much more about his struggles, it’s been noted that he’s currently getting the help he needs to be happy and healthy.
Let’s hope we actually get a glimpse into this second wedding!
When It All Began
The famous Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, were born in June of 1986. Surprisingly, the girls were born on Friday the 13th, which sounds like the beginning of a horror movie plot. Luckily, there was no curse or bad fortune tied to their very unique birth date. Instead, Mary-Kate and Ashley had a wonderful childhood filled with joys and challenges that many kids don’t get to experience. Stick around to learn more about the Olsen twins and their lives under the spotlight.
Even though Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen do look alike, the two are actually fraternal twins. In other words, the Olsen twins look alike but they are not completely identical, as some twins are. While the two girls looked nearly the same at a very young age, you could begin to see the differences between the two as they grew up. In fact, Ashley is even shorter than Mary-Kate by one inch and she’s also two minutes older!
The Olsen Family
These two wonderful twins were born into a happy family in Sherman Oaks, California. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, the girls had everything they could imagine, along with an older brother named Trent and later a younger sibling named Elizabeth. Unfortunately, the twins’ parents, David and Jarnette Olsen, got divorced in the mid-1990s, which was a shock to the family. The Olsen twins then gained one half-brother and one half-sister, Courtney Taylor and Jake, from their father’s second marriage.
The First Audition
Interestingly, the Olsen twins got into acting at a very young age. In fact, their first acting audition took place when they were only six months old. The story started when one day their mother met a casting agent through one of her friends. She happened to mention that she had twin daughters and she even showed a photograph of the adorable Olsen babies. The agent arranged an audition for the girls right away and gave them a chance to appear on Full House, a popular ABC sitcom at the time.
Olsen Twins and Their Role on Full House
The Olsen twins were a perfect choice for the role on Full House, as child-labor laws restrict the number of hours minors can spend working. For that reason, producers often hired twins for the same role so that filming can go on uninterrupted. Even though they were not identical twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley looked nearly the same at this age so they were given the role of Michelle Tanner on the show. Michelle was the youngest member of the household in the series.
The First Two Years on Air
The Full House show officially aired in September of 1987. Unfortunately, the first reviews of the show weren’t so flattering. In fact, the project didn’t make it on the list of the top 30 most-watched television shows at the time. It took two years on air for Full House to reach the 14th place on the list. The show ended up in the 7th spot by the end of 1992. Even though it was a rough beginning, the Olsen twins had achieved what not many kids can brag about. They were also making a minimum wage of $4,000 per episode at the time.
The twins’ parents weren’t happy with the minimum wage, as they believed their daughters deserved more. They hired an entertainment lawyer, Robert Thorne, who managed to secure them a higher rate per episode. Thorne later became the twins’ agent and eventually their business manager. It was his idea for the twins to branch out and create a pop record called Brother for Sale, which was released back in 1992. Mary-Kate and Ashley also participated in a television movie To Grandmother’s House We Go that was released the same year.
The First Feature Film
The twins’ agent, Robert Thorne, also created the Dualstar Entertainment Group in 1993 to manage their careers. The girls took part in their first feature film, It Takes Two, in 1995, the same year when Full House ended its eighth and final season. The movie grossed $19 million at the box office during its first year. After their first feature film, Mary-Kate and Ashley took a break from the small screen until 1998, when they accepted a role on a short sitcom titled Two of a Kind.
The Upcoming Success
Even though they weren’t very active in the acting scene during the break, their empire continued to grow as they received offers for shows and merchandise. Pretty much anything with the twins’ names and faces always sold well thanks to their large fan base across the world. At the age of six, Mary-Kate and Ashley became the youngest producers in Hollywood. Believe it or not, the two girls produced multiple TV and film projects at such a young age. Their company, Dualstar, secured them millions of dollars before they were even ten years old.
Most Popular Early Roles
Most of the Olsen twins’ early roles were geared toward the pre-teen market. Their most popular roles, besides the one on Full House, include roles on To Grandmother’s House We Go, Double, Double, Toil and Trouble, How the West Was Fun, and a musical called The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley. The Olsen fan base grew so fast that the fans couldn’t get enough of Mary-Kate’s and Ashley’s merchandise. They even created a fan club with magazines and collectibles, all with the twins’ names and faces.
The Olsen Twins in Modeling
As they grew older, the Olsen twins had shown serious interest in the world of fashion. They even participated in modeling campaigns and regularly attended photoshoots for magazines and different fashion lines. As time went by, the girls found themselves more and more interested in the world behind the scenes in fashion, where they could express their creativity in a whole new way. They even went on to create their own clothing line inspired by the boho-chic style popular at the time.
The Youngest Millionaires in America
With so many successful projects under their belt at such a young age, the Olsen twins were set on a path to the riches. They became the youngest millionaires in America at the age of ten, considering that their wealth was earned, not inherited. After receiving this title, the girls became even more popular in the fashion and acting scene. They received numerous invitations to projects and fashion shows. However, they spent only five months of the year working, whereas the rest of the year they had to attend a private school in Los Angeles.
A Different High School Experience
Even though they were the youngest millionaires in America, Mary-Kate and Ashley didn’t let their success come in the way of their education and ordinary lives. They even mentioned in multiple interviews how they led quite average lives with sleepovers, dance classes, and other ordinary activities any child would go to. In 2003, the twins started their senior year of high school. However, no matter how hard they tried to stay “normal,” they couldn’t escape the fame and wealth that followed them. 2003 was also one of their most profitable years at the time, which brought them even closer to the center of attention in the media.
Even though Mary-Kate and Ashley tried as hard as they could to lead ordinary lives in high school, their prom night was nowhere near ordinary. In fact, the girls had to miss their actual high school prom due to a scheduled appearance on Saturday Night Live. However, the show’s host was more than happy to make up for their loss. Jimmy Fallon and Will Forte decided to give the twins a very special prom night where the two of them were their prom dates. The prom-themed sketch still remains one of the fans’ favorites.
Ever since their early childhood, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen seemed inseparable. They were always together, whether they were doing work or having fun in their free time. When the time came to pick a college, everyone thought the twins would choose the same one and stay together. Both of them ended up choosing New York University to continue their education. The twins started college in the fall of 2004 and bought a four-bedroom apartment in the West Village for 3 million dollars.
The Flop Movie
Despite numerous successful roles and billions of dollars earned through fashion and media exposure, the Olsen twins had their fair share of failures as well. One of their most well-known failures was the New York Minute movie, which earned only $23.4 million in box offices against a budget of $30 million. This was among the lowest amounts ever earned for any film, especially since it was opening in over 3, 000 theaters. Even though the fans surely loved the Olsens in New York Minute, this movie still remains one of their most criticized flops.
The 2004 PR Rush
The year of 2004 was definitely a memorable one for the Olsen twins. During this year, they were the center of attention in the media, which gave them both good and bad publicity. The main reason behind the 2004 PR rush was the release of New York Minute. The movie received more critics than fans, which put the main actresses in a negative spotlight. However, the girls didn’t let the negative comments affect their next moves. They had just finished high school on June 7th and started prepping for college in New York.
Running Naked and Other Recreations
After the release of New York Minute, the media was all over the Olsen twins and their performance. One of the most memorable scenes from the movie remains the one where the twins were running naked on the street with nothing but bathing robes on. There is no doubt that the movie had cost them some negative publicity. However, the twins still laughed about it, especially when Mary-Kate joked to Harper’s Bazaar in 2007 when she said: “I run around my house naked with heels all the time.”
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Despite all the negative publicity due to the bad movie reviews, the Olsen twins still had a quite successful year. In 2004, they broke one of the Hollywood Walk of Fame records by becoming the first twins to ever gain a Walk of Fame star. Since Mary-Kate and Ashley had shared their success and fame from the very beginning, it only made sense to give them a shared star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fans are still eager to stop by and take a photo with the twins’ star that broke one of the most important records in Hollywood.
Focusing on Education
Getting a traditional education is quite challenging when you’re constantly in the spotlight. However, despite all the fame and fuss around them, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen decided to concentrate on their academic careers and take a break from their usual activities. Both twins revealed their college admissions essays to People Magazine. Mary-Kate’s topic was a lyric by Ben Harper that said: “When you have everything, you have everything to lose.” Ashley, on the other hand, chose an abstract expressionist work by Jackson Pollock as her essay discussion topic. Both twins used the essays as an opportunity to reflect on their life under the spotlight.
The Olsen twins’ first fashion label was born in 2006. Known as The Row, this high-fashion label sold premium and vintage clothing items and tailor-fit pieces. The brand was met with huge success at the very beginning thanks to Mary-Kate’s and Ashley’s already established audience. As time went on, the twins decided to expand their brand and branch into menswear, art, and even furniture. They eventually opened stores in all the high-end areas, including New York City and Los Angeles.
The First Lifestyle Brand
Shortly after launching The Row, the twins came out with their first lifestyle brand in 2007. The brand known as Elizabeth and James was named after Mary-Kate’s and Ashley’s siblings and it offered a wide selection of exclusive products. Some of the Elizabeth and James products included women’s wear, handbags, and accessories such as jewelry, fragrances, and sunglasses. It was no surprise when the twins were awarded the Womenswear Designer of the Year by CFDA. “We like to say that Elizabeth and James is the new luxury. It’s the idea that you can still have fashion, great fabrics and great fits at a lower price point,” said Mary-Kate to Net-A-Porter.
The Obstacles on the Road
Unfortunately, not everything was bright and joyful in Olsen twins’ lives. Just like anyone, Mary-Kate and Ashley went through their fair share of struggles while growing up and entering adulthood. Back in the college days, rumor had it that Mary-Kate’s father forced her into a treatment center before she turned 18. It was later explained that the problem was caused by unhealthy eating habits that spurred a lot of rumors after Mary-Kate’s photographs went public. She appeared skinnier than usual, which led fans and critics to assume there was a substance abuse problem involved. However, the Olsens denied the substance abuse accusations and the twin was released from the facility six months later after gaining some healthy weight.
Mary Kate Struggles Paying Attention
Sadly, the rumors of health and substance abuse issues weren’t the end of Mary Kate’s struggle. In fact, she was dealing with a common disorder from a very young age. To be more specific, Mary-Kate is the only one in the Olsen family who suffers from ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder. If you’re not familiar with the term ADD, it is a developmental disorder that causes symptoms such as lack of attention, disorganization, and often forgetfulness. Difficult cases of ADD also include symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity, which causes a struggle when the sufferer is trying to concentrate.
The Lover’s Incident
Both Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen had their fair share of love and relationships under the spotlight. As with any celebrity in Hollywood, the media closely followed the twins’ affairs in hopes to catch a scandal that would shake up the entertainment industry. Eventually, they managed to raise a fuss around Mary-Kate’s brief love affair with Heath Ledger back in 2008. Namely, the Olsen twin was linked to Ledger after his overdose. Luckily, her name was quickly cleared from the incident, as she had nothing to do with this unfortunate outcome.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Her Husband
After a wild ride known as having relationships under the spotlight, Mary-Kate finally settled down and married a now 50-year-old French banker named Olivier Sarkozy. Olivier, the brother of the former French president Nicholas Sarkozy, was 46 years old at the time the two got married. The two were keeping their relationship out of the spotlight throughout most of the years they were together. However, when the time finally came for these two to tie the knot, they had one of the smallest and strangest weddings in New York.
The Strangest Wedding
Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy got married in November of 2015, and they kept the whole ceremony on the down-low. Fans, celebrities, and the media were surprised to see such a small and unconventional wedding take place, as everyone was expecting a lavish and expensive ceremony. However, instead of inviting 3,000 people and going all-in on the wedding arrangements, Mary-Kate and Olivier decided to stay original and do things their own way. The wedding included only a small circle of no more than 50 friends and family members who had to give up their phones to enjoy dinner and odd bowls of cigarettes on the tables!
Mary-Kate Became a Stepmother
Not only did Mary-Kate get married in 2015 but she also became a stepmother. Since Olivier has two children from his previous marriage, Mary-Kate immediately took the role of a stepmom of two teenagers, Julien and Margot Sarkozy. Mary Kate has shared some of her thoughts on her new role, saying that “I think we’re lucky [working hard] comes quite naturally for us. We don’t need so much time to sit and think and ponder. But then I have a husband, two step-kids and a life; I have to go home and cook dinner.”
Ashley Olsen and Louis Eisner
Ashley Olsen has also been a common topic in scandalous newspapers that investigate celebrity love affairs. After multiple relationships and partners such as Jared Leto, Richard Sachs, and Johnny Depp, Ashley Olsen seems to have settled for Louis Eisner, and artist whom she had been low-key dating for a while. Despite the media’s efforts to take a peek at Ashley’s personal life, this actress and fashion icon is doing a great job of keeping her relationship private. We don’t know much about the thing she has going on with Eisner but we know for sure that she hasn’t tied the knot yet!
The Innovator of The Year Award
Even from an early age, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have shown more interest in fashion and modeling than acting. However, their true passion lies in designing clothes and working behind the scenes of the fashion industry. Today, the Olsen twins are more than just fashion stars. They are fashion icons with numerous successful clothing lines behind them. In October 2012, the two won the WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year Award, which goes to show how much effort they’re putting in this industry.
The Olsen Museum
It’s quite ordinary for celebrities to find their names on all sorts of merchandise and products. However, in the Olsens’ case, things might have gone too far! One artist even created an entire collection of paintings portraying the Olsen sisters hiding from the paparazzi. An entire museum exhibit was opened in New York City to showcase these artworks. After all, the paintings have a message since the Olsen twins have been escaping the spotlight and the media for quite a while.
Dealing with Disease
We’ve already mentioned Mary-Kate’s struggles with unhealthy eating habits and the time she spent in rehab back in 2004. Three years later, this Olsen twin also dealt with serious kidney issues that landed her in the hospital again. Luckily, the star recovered quickly and managed to regain her physical and mental health.“I think it’s really important to be able to talk when something’s wrong. I learned at a really young age that if you don’t talk about it, it can drive you insane,” she shared with Marie Claire.
The Troubles with PETA
PETA, short for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is an American organization that stands for animal rights and fights against animal testing or the use of fur for clothing and similar purposes. It is well-known that Olsens’ clothing line, The Row, manufactures and sells real fur products, which is why the twins have found themselves under PETA’s radar. The organization has publicly shared their dislike for the twins because of this kind of abuse of animal rights. However, this has not stopped the Olsen twins from wearing fur in public.
When the Surgery Went Wrong
We’ve talked about some of Mary-Kate’s health issues but it’s not like Ashley got away with the longer end of the stick. She has dealt with some serious health concerns as well, especially the unexpected outcome of a plastic surgery she had back in the day. It’s nothing new for celebrities to undergo plastic surgeries for various reasons. Even though it is rare, these surgeries can sometimes go wrong, which is what happened to Ashley Olsen. After the surgery, Ashley’s face began to swell and turn black, a condition known as necrosis, so she had to undergo quick oxygen therapy. Luckily, she recovered fast with no significant consequences.
Turning Fuller House Down
Fans hoped that the Olsen twins would return to the Full House renewed series – Fuller House. However, neither of the girls accepted the invitation to the Netflix project. They explained the reason why they did not want to act again is that they weren’t in front of the camera for years. Besides admitting that working as actresses again would make them uncomfortable, the two twins also added how they are focusing on fashion and that part of their careers. We hope the Olsen fans were not too disappointed.
Saying No to Online Shopping
E-commerce is growing at such a rapid rate that online shopping has become even more popular than traditional browsing through retail stores at the mall. However, the Olsen twins don’t want anything to do with it. As such big fans of fashion and clothing, you’d expect Mary-Kate and Ashley to take any opportunity they can get to shop for new garments. However, the two sisters are not big fans of the modern shopping world, as they prefer purchasing things the old-school way. In fact, Ashley even said to the New York Times that she had never purchased anything online.
The Sixth Sense
It was scientifically proven that twins can feel a stronger connection between one another compared to ordinary siblings. This was also the case for the popular Olsen twins, as they had shared every moment of their lives since the very beginning. Twins are usually very close but the Olsens ended up even closer because of their shared career and successes. In one of the interviews at Vogue, the girls admitted that they have a shared memory, which is a common phenomenon for twins.
Fashion Over Acting
Both Mary-Kate and Ashley had turned down numerous acting roles and opportunities because they would rather spend time in the fashion industry. Their fashion careers started at a young age and they keep growing beyond the limits. It is clear that both of the twins chose fashion instead of acting as their long-term career choice. Even to this day, both Mary-Kate and Ashley remain active in the fashion world by regularly attending all fashion shows and contributing with their own fashion lines.
Where Are They Now
There is no doubt that the Olsen twins had gone through a lot from the very beginning of their careers. Since their professional careers started at six months of age, it is completely normal for these girls to wish for some privacy away from the spotlight. You might have noticed that you haven’t heard anything about the Olsen twins lately and that’s because they want it that way. With one of the twins married and the other one in a happy and very private relationship, the two seem to have had enough of media buzz.
No Longer Present on Social Media
Unfortunately for the fans of these two celebrities, both Mary-Kate and Ashley are staying away from social media. As much as we cannot imagine life without social networks, these two twins have found their peace and happiness away from it all. The two celebrities decided to continue living private lives without having to listen to the critics. “We don’t dive into that world [of social media]; we don’t have Instagram or Facebook. So we’ve never been connected to our customers or our fans in that way. We’ve stayed quite sheltered,” explained Ashley.