DMTheir relationship has been branded ‘grotesque’ by critics. But Mary Kate Olsen, 26, and Olivier Sarkozy, 42, are doing their best to prove their haters wrong by packing on the PDAs at a basketball game. The couple, who have been together nine months, seemed closer than ever at the Dallas Mavericks versus New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. Despite a 16 year age gap between them the pair have shrugged off any insinuation their romance won’t last. At the game it seemed difficult for the pair to tear their eyes off each other with Mary Kate opting for a casual look, with rough hair and a hoodie. Meanwhile Sarkozy’s ex-wife Charlotte, whom he divorced last year, has branded his relationship with Olsen as ‘grotesque’. Yet by all appearances, the cavalier half-brother of former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy isn’t concerned with the criticism. Meanwhile, dating older men seems to run in the family for the pint-sized uber-rich actresses-turned-fashion designers. Mary-Kateโ€™s twin sister Ashley Olsen was 21 when she dated biking super star Lance Armstrong who was 36 at the time – a 15 year age difference.

Ah, the unapologetic beauty of genuine romance. So rare to see in today’s cynical money and power-driven society. Just two kindred spirits who somehow found each other in this horrific maze of tragedy and pain we call existence. Truly remarkable and something that should be cherished and applauded by anyone who believes in love.

Sure, Mary-Kate could have gone out there and dated any old creepy-ass rich dude with blood-relation to a former President, but then it wouldn’t have been real. She’d probably be stuck at the same basketball game getting her skull man-handled blowjob-style like the fleshy experiment of some mad scientist…but without all the enjoyment. And that would have just been weird.

To young love!