02:53 PM EDT 04/15/2015
Originally posted 04/11/2015 12:50AM
"There is a story of us that has a life of its own, but it's not our story," Mary Kay Letourneau told Barbara Walters in a revealing interview on 20/20 Friday.
The 53-year-old – who spent 89 months in prison for child rape as a result of her relationship with her then-student Vili Fualaau in 1996 – is looking forward to celebrating her 10th wedding anniversary with Fualaau next month and admitted that as the date approaches she's been looking back on the events that shaped her life.
Before embarking on a sexual relationship with her 13-year-old student, Letourneau was a married schoolteacher and the mother of four children. Today she is a grandmother, but she remains a registered sex offender.
Originally posted 04/10/2015 05:10PM
ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos Mary Kay Letourneau and her student-turned-husband Vili Fualaau revealed never-before-heard details about their first sexual encounter during an interview with Barbara Walters that will air Friday night.
The couple, who are approaching their 10th wedding anniversary, first forged an emotional bond in 1996 when Letourneau, then 34, was 13-year-old Fualaau's sixth grade teacher.
Originally posted 04/09/2015 11:05PM
Georgia Fualaau was born behind bars, when her mother, Mary Kay Leoturneau was in prison, serving time for her relationship with her student, Vili Fualaau.
Originally posted 04/08/2015 09:30PM
Mary Kay Letourneau Fualaau and husband Vili Fualaau are sitting down with Barbara Walters on Friday to talk about their life and almost a decade of marriage.
Letourneau was 34 and working as a schoolteacher in 1996 when she began an affair with Fualaau, who was her student and only 13 at the time. She eventually served seven-and-a-half years in prison for the sexual relationship, but less than a year after being released in 2005, she and Fualaau married.
Originally posted 12/14/2014 03:15PM
Whatever you do, don't call Barbara Walters retired.
The 85-year-old may have stepped down from The View panel in May, "[But I'm] not exactly slowing down," she tells PEOPLE.
In addition to hosting her 10 Most Fascinating People special, airing Sunday on ABC, Walters says she's having no trouble filling her days.
Originally posted 12/11/2014 07:00AM
It has been 21 years since Barbara Walters hosted her first 10 Most Fascinating People special – and now she's adding 10 more people to her list of honorees.
"It's crazy. I'm so fortunate to have been doing this for so many years," Walters tells PEOPLE of hosting the annual special at the age of 85. "I would've had to have been out of my mind to think that would happen."
Her past lists have been filled with names ranging from celebrities (like Tom Hanks and Barbra Streisand) to politicians (like Madeleine Albright and Hillary Rodham Clinton) to those changing the world (like Mother Teresa and Steve Jobs).
Originally posted 12/09/2014 05:45PM
"The love is just unbelievable," the new mom says of life with her baby girl
Originally posted 11/03/2014 05:40PM
From Hillary Clinton to Hugh Jackman to Mikhail Baryshnikov, luminaries of the fashion, entertainment and media worlds packed a Manhattan church on Monday for the private funeral of legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.
Originally posted 10/09/2014 09:20PM
As the top honoree at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation luncheon on Thursday, former The View co-host Barbara Walters revealed her own very personal connection to the cause.
Originally posted 09/12/2014 09:15AM
They're already doing group hugs on The View.
The talk show released the first official photo of its new hosting panel to PEOPLE in anticipation of its Sept. 15 return to ABC.
Veteran panelist Whoopi Goldberg will be joined by three personalities – the returning Rosie O'Donnell, actress Rosie Perez and former MSNBC analyst Nicolle Wallace – for the show's 18th season debut.
Expect lots of getting-to-know-you talk among the newest fearsome foursome as they prepare for life without Barbara Walters, one of the show's founders in 1997. Walters left the show in May.
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