Mary Kay Letourneau and Former Student Vili Fualaau Move Ahead With Split

Details on the relationship status of the controversial couple

By Jess Cohen Mar 28, 2019 7:15 PMTags
Mary Kay Letourneau, Vili Fualaau Daren Fentiman/ZUMA Wire

After trying to make their marriage work, Mary Kay Letourneau and her former student, Vili Fualaau, appear to have called it quits once again.

E! News has confirmed that the controversial couple, who share two kids together, filed documents with King County Superior Court in Feb. 2019 to move their separation case to private arbitration. A source has also confirmed to People that Letourneau and Fualaau are wanting to end their relationship.

Letourneau first started making headlines in the late '90s when it was revealed that she, then 34, was in a sexual relationship with her sixth grade student, Fualaau. Letourneau would later be sentenced to over seven years in prison, however, she reunited with Fualaau following her release. The duo tied the knot in Washington in May 2005.

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Then in 2017, after 12 years of marriage, Fualaau filed for legal separation from Letourneau.

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And, despite the couple's attempts to reconcile since that time, it seems to be the end of their marriage.

"They really gave it the old college try," a source also tells People. "They have a long history with two kids, but it really seems to have run its course. They worked really hard to fix things, but it still fell apart. The reconciliation just didn't work."