Mary Kay Letourneau And Vili Fualaau Are Separating After 12 Years Of Marriage
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau are separating after 12 years of marriage.
TMZ reported Tuesday that Fualaau, who is now 33, filed for legal separation from Letourneau, 55, earlier this month. They have two teenage daughters together.
Letourneau was a sixth grade schoolteacher who became famous after she pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second-degree rape of a child after she began dating Fualaau when he was her 12-year-old student. She served more than seven years in prison, but was pregnant with his child by the summer of 1996, when he was 13.
The two got married in 2005 shortly after she was released from prison.
Letourneau was arrested in 2014 on a misdemeanor arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license.
She is the daughter of the late John G. Schmitz, a legendary Republican congressman and state politician from Orange County, California. Her brother Joseph Schmitz was a foreign policy adviser to candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.