Their love story was one of the most controversial in the whole country. According to the sources, Vili filed for divorce from his 55-years-old wife due to issues in their marriage.
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau-Amicable Split
Mary and Vili started their illicit affair when Vili was a mere 12-years-old.
An insider stated,
“They’ve been having issues for a while now. They tried to work through them, but it didn’t work. They’re still committed to being good parents to their children.”
Letourneau’s attorney, David Gehrke, Vili was the one that filed for divorce. The couple will be contesting for the legal custody of their two daughters, Audrey and Georgia. The attorney also added,
“She could try to contest it, but that’s legally tough to do. Perhaps if they want to figure out about the children and child support, but their kids are getting pretty old now.”
Even though their relationship had a lot of ups and downs, the couple overcame all odds and married but in the wake of the current situation, their reconciliation seems highly unlikely.
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau-Married for A Decade
The couple first met when Mary used to be a teacher and Vili a sixth grader at Seattle’s Cascade Middle School.
Soon she started helping him out after school, on honing his drawing skills. Soon, they started getting physical and intimate.
Mary and Vili relationship took an ugly turn when her husband discovered a love letter written by Vili. He turned that letter to the police, and Mary got arrested for second-degree child rape in 1997.
On May 23, 1997, she gave birth to their first daughter, Audrey. Upon getting out of jail on parole, she shocked the world when she and Vili were having sex in her car and later police spotted them and arrested May.
The court ordered a 7 and a half year of jail and during the sentence, she gave birth to their second daughter, Georgia in October 1998.
After her release in 2004, the couple tied the knot on May 20, 2005, in a nuptial ceremony held at a winery in Washington.
Well, for now, the controversial chapter between the two of them has ended, and for good, it seems.
Quick Facts About Mary Kay Letourneau
Source: ABC News
- Born on January 30, 1962, in Tustin, California, U.S.
- Daughter of Mary E. (née .Suehr), a chemist, and John G. Schmitz.
- Raised in a strict Catholic household.
- Attended Cornelia Connelly High School in California.
- Graduated from Arizona State University.
- Previously married to Steve Letourneau, her batch mate in Arizona University.
- Four children from her previous marriage.
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