Is It Really Over Between Former Teacher Mary Kay Letourneau & Ex-Student Vili Fualaau?

The couples twisted love story began in 1996 when Fualaau was 12, and a student in Letourneau's sixth-grade class.

April 02, 2019
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau [Investigation Discovery/screenshot]

Photo by: Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau [Investigation Discovery/screenshot]

Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau [Investigation Discovery/screenshot]

By: Catherine Townsend

SEATTLE, WA — The relationship between disgraced former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau and her ex-student turned husband Vili Fualaau started when he was just 12 years old.

During the couple's 22-year relationship, they stayed together through a prison sentence and a very public breakup and reconciliation — but according to new media reports, their relationship may finally be over for good.

Radar Online reports that the couple's legal separation was transferred to a private arbiter on February 14, 2019. This means that Letourneau and Fualaau will both have a chance to present their cases to a neutral third party.

Fualaau, now 35, filed for a legal separation from Letourneau, 57, in May 2017. But a few months later, sources told various media outlets that the couple had reconciled. They were reportedly spotted out together in the Seattle area, where they had a home.

The couples twisted love story began in 1996 when Fualaau was just 12, and a student in Letourneau's sixth-grade class. At the time, Letourneau was a 34-year-old teacher who had four children with her husband, Steve.

She began a sexual relationship with Fualaau — and after it was discovered, Letourneau was sentenced to six months in prison with three months suspended for second-degree rape of a child. She was forbidden from contacting Fualaau. But after her release, police caught her having sex with the preteen in her car.

Letourneau was sentenced to seven years in prison. But Fualaau stood by her, and they married following her release in 2005.

Letourneau and Fualaau have two daughters, Audrey and Georgia. She gave birth to both of them while she was behind bars.

Today, she works as a paralegal, and he has had various jobs including working as a DJ and in a home-improvement store, according to People.

The couple’s trial date has been moved twice — first to September 10, 2018, and later to February 19, 2019.

Some friends have speculated that there is a chance that the couple could reconcile again.

For more on this story, watch the "Mary Kay Letourneau: Forbidden Love" episode of Investigation Discovery's Barbara Walters Presents on ID GO now!

Read more: Radar Online, Komo News, People

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