Twenty years after a highly illicit affair, Vili Fualaau is apparently separating from his former teacher-turned-wife, May Kay Letourneau.
Fualaau was only in the 6th grade when he was groomed and seduced by Letourneau, a 34-year-old teacher he met while he was in her class at Shorewood Elementary School in Burien, Washington. Letourneau was convicted of second-degree child rape in March 1997 and placed behind bars, but within two months, she gave birth to Fualaau’s daughter.
It made baby number five for the former teacher, who had four kids from her first marriage. She was sentenced to six weeks in prison but upon her release, she was caught having sexual relations with Fualaau once again, and became pregnant with their second daughter. This time, the judge ordered her to serve seven-and-a-half years in state prison for probation violation.
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Upon her release in 2004, the couple resumed their relationship and by 2005, they were married. All seemed well between the unlikely couple until recently. According to Letourneau’s lawyer, it was Fualaau, now 33, who filed the paperwork to start the divorce proceedings.
“When one person is unhappy in the relationship, the other person can’t be happy either.” said Letourneau’s lawyer, David Gehrke told People.
Other sources claim that Fualaau filed for a separation so that he could open his own “Cigaweed” marijuana cigarettes business. However, having a wife with a criminal background could prove to be problematic.
“When you want to get licensend, they do background checks on both parties,” Fualaau reportedly told Radar Online. “If I decide to be a part of it I have to be licensed and I have to be vetted and so does a spouse. She has a past. She has a history.”
A disclosed source, however, said that issues go beyond a business license and that they’ve been having relationship issues for a long time.
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“They’ve been having issues for a while now. They tried to work through them, but it didn’t work. They’re still committed to being good parents to their children.”
Check back with Crime Online as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: AP/Alan Berner]