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Mary Kay Letourneau: I Want to Get My Name Taken Off the Sex Offender Register

Mary Kay Letourneau: I Want to Get My Name Taken Off the Sex Offender Register

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.

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Mary Kay Letourneau Reveals Her First Sexual Encounter with Former Student Vili Fualaau

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.

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Meet Mary Kay Letourneau's Teenage Daughters

Meet Mary Kay Letourneau's Teenage Daughters

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.

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Mary Kay Letourneau Interview with Barbara Walters to Air Friday

Mary Kay Letourneau Interview with Barbara Walters to Air Friday

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.

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Barbara Walters's Life Now: I'm Not Slowing Down

Barbara Walters on Her Life Now: I'm Not Exactly Slowing Down

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.

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Who Is Still on Barbara Walter's Interview Wish List?

Barbara Walters Reflects on 21 Years of 10 Most Fascinating People Specials, Taylor Swift & More

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).

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Scarlett Johansson: Motherhood Is 'Magical – and Exhausting' | Barbara Walters, Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson: Motherhood Is 'Magical – and Exhausting'

Originally posted 12/09/2014 05:45PM

"The love is just unbelievable," the new mom says of life with her baby girl

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Hugh Jackman, Hillary Clinton & More Stars Pack Oscar de la Renta's Funeral

Celebrities Pay Tribute to Oscar de La Renta at Manhattan Funeral

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.

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Barbara Walters Reveals Her Breast Cancer Scare

Barbara Walters Reveals Her Breast Cancer Scare

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.

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See the First Official Photo of The View Hosts | Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez, Whoopi Goldberg

The View

First Official Photo of The View Hosts Revealed

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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