Teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, teen lover-turned-husband Vili Fualaau separating

by Kim Boateng Posted on March 1st, 2019

Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau’s twisted love story is coming to an end. After putting their legal separation on hold, Letourneau and Fualaau are moving forward with their split, according to multiple media reports.

The clerk of court for King County Superior Court confirmed to Radar that the legal separation has been transferred to private arbitration on Feb. 14, 2019.

A private arbitration is when both parties have the opportunity to be heard by an impartial third party. The parties are bound by the arbitrator’s decision.

Fualaau, 35, filed for legal separation from Letourneau, 57, in May 2017 after 12 years of marriage.

Letourneau responded to the papers months later, disagreeing with the separation, as she “believes in reconciliation, is reconciling and reconciliation is possible.”

The original trial date was moved to Sep. 10, 2018. It was pushed back again to Feb. 19, 2019.

A source told People in November 2018 that the couple reconciled.

“They’re back together,” the source claimed. “They’ve worked through a lot of issues in the past year. They just needed to take a step back and realize what they mean to each other. Of course there are still issues, like all marriages, but they’re very much together.”

Letourneau was married to her first husband Steve when she engaged in a sexual relationship with her 12-year-old student Fualaau in 1996 at 34 years old. Letourneau and Steve shared four children together – Steve Jr., Mary Claire, Jacqueline and Nicholas.

Letourneau was sentenced to six months in prison with three months suspended for second-degree rape of a child.

After she was released from jail, police caught her having sex with Fualaau again in a car. She was sentenced to seven years in prison. She was released in 2004.

She gave birth to both of their daughters, Audrey and Georgia, with Fualaau while in prison.

They tied the knot in 2005.

Image: Mary Kay Letourneau is shown with her husband Steve prior to their marriage. (File photo)

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