Mary Kay Letourneau and student Vili Fualaau separating: report

Mary Kay Letourneau and the student she spent more than seven years in prison for having sex with are separating, according to a report.

Letourneau and Vili Fualaau dominated headlines in the late 1990s after news of her crimes, which started when he was 12, emerged.

However, the Seattle pair married in 2005 after Letourneau, who had been married with children during the affair, got out of prison for child rape.

Fualaau, a 33-year-old who now has two adult children with his now 55-year-old former sixth grade teacher, filed for a separation earlier this month, TMZ reported.

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Reasons cited for the separation were not immediately clear.

Seattle station KIRO said that the divorce papers say that neither Fualaau or Letourneau own real estate, and that spousal support was not needed.

The pair have opened up about their relationship in recent years, especially during a flurry of media attention around a 2015 Barbara Walters interview that coincided with their 10th wedding anniversary.

“They are two people who got together on extraordinary circumstances and have remained together under extraordinary circumstances,” their friend and photographer Mark Greenberg told the Daily News at the time.

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Letourneau was sentenced to 89 months in prison in November 1997, though was paroled the next year with an order to stay away from her student. 


The pair pose on the eve of their 10th anniversary in 2015.

(Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images)

She violated the order by meeting with Fualaau, becoming pregnant with their second child together, and was sent back to prison until 2004.

The former student told ABC in 2015 that he had battled depression over the years, though the pair presented a happy picture with their daughters during that interview.

At that time Fualaau was working as a DJ and Letourneau was hoping to both get back into teaching and remove herself from the sex offender registry.

This is a developing story and will be updated

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