Vili Fualaau Formally Separates From His Former Teacher Mary Kay Letourneau

The two met when he was in her sixth-grade class.

TMZ reported Tuesday that Vili Fualaau filed for legal separation earlier this month from his wife of 12 years and former sixth-grade teacher, Mary Kay Letourneau. 

Letourneau was arrested for statutory rape in February 1997 for having sex with Fualaau, then 13 years old. She was 34 and married with four kids at the time.

She pleaded guilty to child rape in exchange for a three-month jail sentence and probation under the condition she have no contact with her former student.

When Letourneau was released from jail that spring, she gave birth to Fualaau’s daughter, according to

She was arrested on a probation violation in 1998 after officers caught her in a car with Fualaau. Soon, she was pregnant with their second child.

Letourneau married Fualaau in 2005, a few months after she was released from prison, according to the New York Daily News. She was 43 and Fualaau was 22.

Barbara Walters interviewed the couple in 2015 and Fualaau admitted the relationship wasn’t always easy.

“I don’t think there’s ever a full 10 good years of marriage. ... But, you know, what matters is how you pull through all the bad times,” he said.

Letourneau is 55 and Fualaau is 33.



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