Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mary Kay Letourneau and Former Boy-Toy Vili Fualaau File for Divorce After 12 Years of Marriage -- UPDATE

Well, love is officially dead. I mean, if these two crazy kids can't make it, who can? 

TMZ reports:
Mary Kay Letourneau and the student she spent more than seven years in prison for having sex with are separating, according to a report. Letourneau and Vili Fualaau dominated headlines in the late 1990s after news of her crimes, which started when he was 12, emerged. 
However, the Seattle pair married in 2005 after Letourneau, who had been married with children during the affair, got out of prison for child rape. Fualaau, a 33-year-old who now has two adult children with his now 55-year-old former sixth grade teacher, filed for a separation earlier this month. 
Reasons cited for the separation were not immediately clear.

The pair have opened up about their relationship in recent years, especially during a flurry of media attention around a 2015 Barbara Walters interview that coincided with their 10th wedding anniversary. Letourneau was sentenced to 89 months in prison in November 1997, though was paroled the next year with an order to stay away from her student. She violated the order by meeting with Fualaau, becoming pregnant with their second child together, and was sent back to prison until 2004. 
This must be disturbing news for President Macron and his former high-school teacher turned wife.

Something a lot of people don't know is that this apple didn't fall far from the tree here. According to Wikipedia, Mary Kay's father, John Schmitz, was a Republican in the California State Senate back in the 1970s. He intended to run for the U.S. Senate in 1982, but his political career was permanently damaged that year when it was revealed that he had fathered two children out of wedlock during an affair with a former student at Santa Ana College, where he had taught political science. Her father's affair caused her parents to separate, but they later reconciled. According to friends, Mary Kay felt betrayed and thought her mother was a cold person who "drove him to it" by denying her father affection. Also, her brother John Patrick Schmitz was the deputy counsel to President George H. W. Bush. Her other brother, Joseph E. Schmitz, was inspector general of the U.S. Department of Defense under W before resigning under a cloud of suspicion. He is also a former Blackwater executive and is now a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump.

UPDATE: Hmm, perhaps love is still alive. Vili seems to now be saying he only filed for divorce because he wants to open some kind of marijuana business, and his background check will only be cleared if he isn't married to a convicted felon. Sounds fishy, but we shall see. 

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