Mary Kay Letourneau, Vili Fualaau Split 20 Years After Teacher-Student Affair

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Mary Kay LeTourneau husband split.

By Shari Weiss |

Mary Kay LeTourneau husband split.

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Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau have split more than 20 years after their affair made headlines across the world. In 1996, Letourneau was revealed to be a 34-year-old teacher having sex with Fualaau, her sixth grade student who was only 12 years old at the time.

In 1997, Letourneau pleaded guilty to felony rape of a child in the second degree, and agreed to a plea deal that sent her to jail for three months. But after her release, she and Fualaau were found together, in violation of bot her plea and probation agreements. Letourneau was resentenced and sent to prison for seven years.

By the time she was released in 2004, the bizarre couple already had two children together. The first was conceived prior to the teacher’s arrest, and the second was conceived after her first stint behind bars. Letourneau, however, gave birth to their second daughter while in prison serving the second punishment.

After the second prison term ended, the pair successfully fought to have the no-contact order that prohibited them from interacting rescinded. Given that Fualaau was now over 18, the request was granted. They then married in 2005. Now more than 10 years after they wed, and roughly 21 years since their relationship was first exposed, Fualaau has filed for legal separation, according to TMZ.

It’s not clear when he and Letourneau split or for what reason. If they proceed with a divorce, this will be the second for Letourneau. The former teacher was married with four children when she and Fualaau embarked on their affair. She and then-husband Steve Letourneau divorced in 1999, while Letourneau was in prison and after she already had two kids by Fualaau. He and Letourneau are pictured above during a 2015 interview with Barbara Walters for “20/20.” The special was timed to their 10-year wedding anniversary.


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