Mary Kay Letourneau Marries Former Student
Mary Kay Letourneau and her former sixth-grade student were married Friday night in a tightly guarded ceremony, nearly a year after she was released from prison for raping him.
Letourneau, 43, and Vili Fualaau, 22, have been in the spotlight since she was imprisoned in 1997. But when she was released in August, the couple -- who have two daughters together -- reunited.
Since then, details of their wedding have been closely guarded -- except for a series of interviews by “Entertainment Tonight” and its sister TV show, “The Insider.”
The shows have exclusive rights to the nuptials. Show officials said they did not pay for the wedding.
Shortly after 10 p.m., Letourneau and Fualaau exchanged vows they had written themselves, said Janet Annino, an “Entertainment Tonight” executive producer, who was in Washington state for the wedding.
The ceremony was at the Columbia Winery in Woodinville, about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, Annino said.
Letourneau’s teenage daughter, Mary Claire, from her earlier marriage, was maid of honor, Annino said.
The couple’s two daughters, Audrey, 8, and Alexis Georgia, 7, were flower girls.
The couple first met when Fualaau was in the second grade. Their relationship became sexual when he was 12 and she was a 34-year-old married mother of four, a teacher at a suburban elementary school.