In 1997, Mary Kay Letourneau was a happily married, 34-year-old mother/teacher, who made headlines for her controversial (and illegal) relationship with her student, then-13-year-old Vili Fualaau.
Two kids, seven years behind bars and a decade of marriage later, the provocative couple are sitting down with Barbara Walters for a ’20/20’ special to mark their 10th anniversary.
During the interview, the Fualaaus will give insight into life with their now-teenaged daughters (both of whom were born before their father’s 16th birthday), what “makes their marriage works” despite their age difference, as well as the 53-year-old registered sex offender’s intentions to teach again.
When she was released from prison in 2004, Mary Kay told Barbara Walters about her intentions to marry Vili, now 34.
They went on to exchange vows on May 20, 2005 — when he was 21 and she was 43.
Speaking of her marriage, she now tells the journalist, “We’ve always planned that and it hasn’t changed.”
Their interview will air on April 10 at 10 p.m. on ABC.