Around the globe, she’s generally known as the instructor who went to jail for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old college scholar, earlier than later marrying him. However lengthy earlier than her relationship with Vili Fualaau started, Mary Kay Letourneau was identified to many as merely a loving mom of 4 and a spouse.
In 1996, 34-year-old Mary Kay was residing together with her husband, Steve Letourneau. They have been elevating Jacqueline, Mary Claire, Nicholas and Steven Jr collectively and residing what Steve thought was an idyllic life.
What Steve couldn’t have identified on the time, although, was that his school girlfriend turned spouse was abusing a 12-year-old boy who was solely a 12 months and a half older than their eldest baby. A boy who would later turn out to be Mary Kay’s second husband.
READ: Mary Kay Letourneau defended her relationship together with her scholar for years. In the present day, she died aged 58.
Discovering love letters between his spouse and her pre-teen scholar, Steve Letourneu’s marriage not solely fell aside but additionally led to Mary Kay being discovered responsible of second-degree baby rape after a relative reported the unlawful relationship to police.
Together with his life shattered, Steve filed for divorce, bought full custody of their 4 youngsters, finally remarried, had extra youngsters, and moved to Alaska. He stayed silent about what occurred, however he moved on.
Mary Kay, however, went on to marry Vili lower than one 12 months after she was launched from jail.
The pair, who had two daughters collectively when Vili was simply a teen, have been married for nearly 12 years till they ended their relationship in Could 2017.
After a quick reconciliation, the pair finalised their divorce in August 2019.
On July 6, 2020, Mary Kay Letourneau died of most cancers at 58 years outdated.
Though Steve Letourneu has remained quiet about his ex-wife, the Faulaau and Letourneau households launched a joint assertion following the information.
“We’re deeply saddened to share the very tough information that our beloved Mary handed away peacefully on July sixth 2020 after a six month battle since being identified with stage IV, or metastatic, most cancers. Mary fought tirelessly in opposition to this horrible illness. It’s in that spirit that we ask for privateness and respect for our want to give attention to the street forward for all of us who make up Mary’s collective household. We ask that our boundaries and wish for privateness be honored with continued kindness and understanding,” the assertion learn.