Husband files for separation from former teacher Mary Kay Fualaau
Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher imprisoned for more than seven years for having an affair with Vili Fualaau, her then-12-year-old student whom she went on to marry, is splitting from him after a marriage of 12 years.
People magazine confirmed the separation and quoted an unnamed individual close to the couple saying, “They’ve been having issues for a while now”. They tried to work through them, but it didn’t work.
About their two kids, the man revealed they are unaware about their parents’ alleged break up as he and the rest of the family completely shun the media. At this time she was married, and had four children with her husband, but chose to leave it all behind for her sixth grade student.
The two continued to sweep tabloid headlines when they got married in 2005, just one year after her second release.
A person from the USA, Vili Fualaau has filed for legal separation from his wife Kay Letourneau.
According to People, their relationship began after Letourneau started helping Fualaau with art – sometimes at school, sometimes at her house.
Pictured Mary Kay Letourneau as she underwent trial in 1997.Pictured, Mary Kay Letourneau in August 1997: In an agreement with prosecutors, Letourneau pleads guilty to child rape in exchange for a 3-month jail sentence and probation. With the felony child-rape charge, Letourneau will be on the registered sex offender list for the rest of her life.
When Mary Kay was released from prison in 2004, Vili – who was then 21 – requested a reversal of the no-contact order, which was approved by a judge.
“The only benefit if there is any benefit that I was away, is that he had years to be without me and not in a relationship”, she said. In 2009, they hosted a nightclub event in Seattle called “Hot for Teacher” night where Fualaau served as DJ for the night. After serving her time, the couple ended up tying the knot years later. She gave birth to first daughter while she was out on bail.
They married in Woodinville months later. As prosecutor Lisa Johnson later told the court, “She doesn’t believe she needs treatment, because she doesn’t believe she did anything wrong”.