Mary Kay Letourneau’s husband may have had one of the most bizarre marriages and splits in history, but he’s not giving up.
Steve Letourneau, the husband of a woman who had sex with her 12-year-old student in 1996, tells People magazine he has “moved on.”
When Mary Kay Letourneau began getting kinky with her 12-year-old student Vili Fualauu, she was married to Steve and was raising four kids.
Mary Kay Letourneau was living the life of an ordinary teacher, who had met her then husband, Steve, in college, and they seemingly lived happily ever after raising their four kids Jacqueline, Mary Claire, Nicholas, and Steven Jnr.
But apparently Mary Kay Letourneau wanted to spice up her life a little bit (an understatement, clearly), so she got a little too wild. She began having sex with her 12-year-old student, Fualauu.
Not only did it ruin her marriage with Steve, but also got her locked up behind bars. Steve found out about his wife Mary Kay Letourneau having sex with her underage student the hard way: he found love letters she wrote to Fualauu (since this was the year 1996, people were “chatting” by sending letters, not texts).
Fualauu had been her sixth-grade student when their bizarre sexual relationship began. But it wasn’t her husband, Steve, who reported Mary Kay Letourneau’s illicit affair to the school, it was a relative.
The police arrested Mary Kay Letourneau, and the teacher – who had been 34-years-old at the time of her sexual relationship with a 12-year-old – was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison for child rape.
While Mary Kay Letourneau served her sentence behind bars, in 1999, Steve filed for divorce after 15 years of marriage with the blonde teacher. Steve won custody of their four kids, who barely even spoke or saw their mother for years following the scandal.
Serving her seven-and-a-half-year sentence behind bars, Mary Kay Letourneau had plenty of time to think about what she was doing with her life.
But the sex with the 12-year-old Fualaau was apparently so good and her affection for him was so strong that Mary Kay Letourneau married him, then 22-year-old, after she was released from jail in 2004.
Fualaau conceived two of Mary Kay Letourneau’s daughters – Audrey and Georgia – when he was only 12- and 13-years-old, respectively. Audrey, now 19-years-old, was born before Mary Kay went to prison, while Georgia, 18-years-old, was born behind bars.
Fualaau worked at a home improvement store and as a part-time D.J., while his ex-teacher Mary Kay Letourneau was a paralegal. Like any married couple, Fualaau and Mary Kay Letourneau had differences though.
Their bizarre relationship came to an end last month, when Mary Kay Letourneau and Fualaau split after 21 years of their illicit affair. According to People citing a friend of the former lovebirds, both Mary Kay Letourneau, now 55-years-old, and Fualaau, 33-years-old, sometimes seemed “unhappy” with one another.
Mary Kay Letourneau’s ex-husband – the one that had to come to terms with the fact that his wife cheated on him with a 12-year-old – Steve got remarried and had more children. Steve and his children with Mary Kay refused to comment on the registered sex offender’s split from Fualaau.
All Steve told People magazine is that he has “moved on,” and he lives a quiet life in Alaska.
“I have nothing to say.”
It’s unclear if Mary Kay Letourneau and Fualaau could work through their differences and get back together, though they did file for a legal separation last month – so it must be something very serious.
The story is developing, as the media’s watchful eye is fixed on Mary Kay Letourneau’s personal life: is she going to get into a new relationship any time soon?
[Featured Image by Alan Berner/AP Images]