02:53 PM EDT 04/15/2015
Mary Kay Letourneau
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 05/22/2009 02:30PM
Still haven't finalized Memorial Day weekend plans? If in the Seattle vicinity, there's always "Hot Teacher Night" at the Fuel Sports Eats & Beats bar, featuring that head of the class blast from the past, Mary Kay Letourneau – described by ABC Seattle affiliate WJBF-TV on Friday as "the teacher convicted of raping one of her students."
Letourneau, now 47, first met pupil Vili Fualaa, now 26, when he was in the second grade. Their relationship became physical when he was 12 and she was 34, which resulted in Letourneau's receiving a 7½-year prison sentence. She was released in 2004 and, a year later, the two married.
Originally posted 05/05/2006 07:00AM
Ten years ago Vili Fualaau, then a sixth grader in suburban Seattle, and Mary Kay Letourneau, his 34-year-old teacher and a married mother of four, began an affair that produced two children and became a national scandal. This month, the couple will celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary.
Originally posted 05/21/2005 01:30AM
Mary Kay Letourneau and her former sixth-grade pupil – Vili Fualaau, the father of her two youngest children – were married Friday night before 200 guests at the Columbia Winery in Woodinville, Wash., PEOPLE reports.
Originally posted 02/14/2005 08:00AM
Former elementary school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, 43, and her former student, Vili Fualaau, 22, plan to wed on April 16, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports, relying on an online department-store bridal registry.
Originally posted 10/12/2004 08:00AM
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.
Originally posted 08/07/2004 04:00PM
A judge on Friday agreed to lift a no-contact order that prevented former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau from seeing Vili Fualaau, the sixth-grade student with whom she had a sexual relationship that produced two children.
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