With death hoax about celebrities flying around all the time, it is almost very difficult to actually know the truth about which celebrity is alive and doing well except they speak up for themselves or at least let the public see them. In this regard, Ashley Olsen has been up in the news a lot following a report about her death.
Besides business, the well-established fashion designer and businesswoman is also recognised for her active roles in several TV series. She is best known for acting and doing other lucrative businesses with her twin sister Mary-Kate and together, they have not only earned much fame but also grown in affluence, thanks to their strong business acumen.
Ashley Olsen Belongs to Norwegian Ancestry
Born June 13, 1986, in Sherman Oaks, California, Ashley Olsen is an American fashionista and former actress who started her acting career barely one year after she was born alongside her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen. She is the daughter of a mortgage banker and real estate developer, David Olsen, and his wife Jarnette, who is a personal manager of German, French, and Italian ancestry. Ashley and her siblings belong to a Norwegian ancestry.
She went to Campbell Hall School which is based in Los Angeles. After graduation, Ashley moved to the Gallatin School of Individualized Study – an interdisciplinary college within New York University.
Ashley debuted as a baby actress with her sister in the American sitcom Full House which aired from 1987 to 1995 and their success in the series earned them more TV roles in shows such as Our Lips Are Sealed, Winning London, and New York Minute where she starred as ‘Abby Parker’, ‘Riley’ and ‘Jane Ryan’ respectively.
In addition to her acting career, Ashley also developed a knack for business. Several products, including dolls, computer games, and clothing lines for Wal-Mart, bear her’s and her sister’s names but it was her love for the fashion world that led to her establishment of clothing lines with her sister. They both started Walmart stores that spread across America. The clothing line sells for girls within the age of 4-14. Ashley also co-owns a beauty line called the Mary-Kate and Ashley: Real Fashion for Real Girls. In 2004, she became president of Dualstar which has over 3000 stores across America and even more worldwide.
Who Are The Members of Her Family?
Apart from her dad David Olsen, her mum Jarnette Olsen, and her twin Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley has other family members – both older and younger siblings. There is an older brother who goes by the name Trent Olsen, a younger sister Elizabeth Olsen and a couple of half-siblings Jakes and Taylor who became part of the family from their dad’s second marriage.
Ashley Olsen’s siblings are quite famous, her younger sister Elizabeth is a movie star known for her starring roles in Martha Marcy May Marlene, Silent House, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Oldboy, Liberal Arts, I Saw The Light, Godzilla, to mention a few. Elizabeth also functions as an executive producer.
Though he stopped acting at the age of 12, Trent was once involved in acting. However, in 1995, he portrayed himself in some of his sisters’ video series such as You’re Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley’s Sleepover Party. Trent currently enjoys life as a writer.
Meet Ashley Olsen’s Twin Sister and Business Partner Mary-Kate Olsen
Ashley’s twin Mary-Kate is a fashion designer, businesswoman, author, and former actress/producer. Mary, who is the older of the two attended the same school and pursued the same career as her younger twin, and as most would do, she shares business interests with Ashley too. The high-end fashion known as The Row is a product of their business ideas. Other similar clothing lines they have together include Elizabeth and James, StyleMint, and Olsenboye. The success of these clothing lines is clear proof of their strong business IQ, hard work, and passion for a different class of fashion.
With a net worth of over $100 million, Forbes 2007 could not but mention them as the 11th richest women in the world of entertainment. As of April 2017, the twins are believed to have an estimated net worth of $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Moreso, the Olsen twins won the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards (Council Of Fashion Designers of America) and the 2015 award for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Mary-Kate and Ashley are recently planning to incorporate Italian shoes in their business. The twins are working as directors for an Italian shoe line, Superga.
Mary-Kate is married to a French banker and half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. However, it was confirmed in May 2020 that Kate signed a petition for divorce from her spouse a month earlier and was seriously seeking an emergency order to bring her marriage to an end due to court closings amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The duo exchanged marriage vows in November 2015.
Ashley Olsen’s Love Life is a Beehive Of Activities
Ashley Olsen has had many relationships with men who are celebrities like her. She may have probably dated more men than her twin sister; in fact, her dating life can be best described as very busy. It also appears that she prefers dating men who are much older than her but is yet to hold on to any as her husband. Her first known relationship was with a man called Matt Kaplan – a former Columbia University football star who is now the chief executive officer of Ace Entertainment and a successful movie producer. The couple’s flame was ignited in 2001, burning out before the end of 2004.
With Matt firmly tucked away in her past, the fashionista moved on with Scott Sartiano – the American restaurateur whom she dated between 2004 and 2005. The flames of her dalliance with Scott had barely died down in 2015 before she diverted her attention to singer/songwriter and director Jared Leto, within the same year, she was rumoured to be in a relationship with Greg Chait and their love lasted a bit longer from 2005 – 2007. After Greg, cyclist Lance Armstrong became the man with whom she fell in love around 2007.
She Landed In Another Long-Term Relationship With Justin Bartha
Most of the relationships she had after Matt Kaplan were all short-lived, however, things changed for Ashley Olsen by 2008 when she found herself in another long-term relationship, but this time with Justin Bartha – the American actor who was part of her life between 2008 and 2011. Their relationship which was well-publicized got so serious that a close friend told Us Weekly in 2010 that the Hollywood actor even considered popping the big question. However, it turned out that Bartha never went down on one knee and the question was never popped.
The year 2012 saw Ashley Olsen in a relationship with Johnny Depp and in 2014, the 5 feet 3 inches damsel diverted her attention to another star named Bennett Miller and together, they shared romantic feelings and gained public attention. Despite all that, they still had to split with Ashley moving into a relationship with the then 50-year-old Richard Sachs.
After her separation with the financier beau, Ashley’s name has been linked to artist Louis Eisner – the Still House Group artist whom she met in November 2017. The duo seems to prefer to keep their dating life quiet and have been an item since 2017. They even sparked engagement rumours a couple of years later while out on a romantic night in California – with Ashley Olsen noticeably sporting a beautiful ring on her left hand.
Ashley Olsen Is Currently Battling Lyme Disease
The famous fashion designer’s health took a turn for the worse when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease – the debilitating bacterial illness caused by tick bites leads to pain in the sufferer’s joints and skin, and problems with both the nervous system and heart. Ashley Olsen is said to have received the bites from the parasitic arachnids many years ago.
Since the news of her illness broke, fans have been bursting with curiosity as to how she is coping with the condition. According to what a close source told OK! Magazine, The actress and fashionista is really sick and her condition is getting worse by the day, and with her diagnosis coming through at the late stage of development, early detection measures weren’t options for her.
Thus, Ashley is facing everything head-on. The condition has taken a physical toll on her, affecting her ability to work. The source went further to say that when she does show up at work, the businesswoman will be looking dishevelled and haggard, besides, she is often moody.