Vili Fualaau: Separation From Letourneau Not What It Seems

He says separation is only happening because of pot business
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2017 5:32 PM CDT
Updated Jun 2, 2017 1:00 AM CDT
Vili Fualaau: I'm Still in Love With Mary Kay Letourneau
In this March 21, 2002 file photo Vili Fualaau watches as his attorney speaks during opening arguments in a lawsuit in Kent, Wash.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Vili Fualaau says he and wife Mary Kay Letourneau are still in love, despite the fact that he recently filed for legal separation. Fualaau says he's only separating from Letourneau—who spent more than seven years in prison for having sex with Fualaau when he was her 12-year-old student and who is still a registered sex offender—to protect his business interests.

He's looking to become a licensed marijuana cigarette distributor, he tells Radar, and "when you want to get licensed, they do background checks on both parties ... I have to be licensed and I have to be vetted and so does a spouse. She has a past. She has a history." He says the couple is still in love. Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Letourneau has filed what the gossip site calls "a bizarre petition" to have her husband's separation filing dismissed. (More Mary Kay Letourneau stories.)

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