Letourneau Engaged to Wed Former Student
Mary Kay Letourneau and the former student she went to prison for having sex with are engaged to be married, the ex-schoolteacher, sporting a ring, told Larry King on CNN Monday night.
No date for the nuptials has been announced.
Letourneau also said on Larry King Live that, at the time the 12-year-old Vili Fualaau was her student, she did not know that having sex with a sixth-grader was a felony. Letourneau was 34 when the relationship began, in 1996.
Letourneau, now 42, was released from a prison in Washington state two months ago after having served more than seven years for having sex with Fualaau, now 21 and the father of her two children. She also said that she would have flunked him because "he was very disruptive" in class.
When she began her illicit relationship with Fualaau, with whom Letourneau claims she has always shared "a deep spiritual oneness," Letourneau was estranged from her husband, with whom she had four children.
She also told King she hopes to begin working with incarcerated women and believes her life had been "blessed."
"I'm healthy," she said. "My children are healthy. And I still have a mother. And I come from a very loving family. And I have Vili."
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