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Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau still living together

  • Earlier reports claimed the split is actually a sham in order for Fualaau to obtain his license to distribute marijuana
  • Licensing in the state of Washington requires background checks, in which Mary Kay’s past convictions could be a problem



( Daily Mail ) Mary Kay Letourneau is still living with husband Vili Fualaau months after they declared their marriage over, DailyMail.com can reveal.

The former couple – who separated on May 9 after 12 years of marriage – continue to share a rented apartment in Des Moines, Washington.

DailyMail.com observed both Letourneau, 55, and Fualaau, 33, coming and going from the four-bedroom unit over a number of days.

The living arrangement has led to speculation that the split is a ‘sham’ designed to allow Fualaau to become a legal marijuana distributor.

It would be the latest twist in the extraordinary relationship between the two which started when he was 12, and she was his 34-year-old grade school teacher.

After the announcement of the separation, Radar Online reported that Fualaau had said he still loves Letourneau, but that being married to a registered sex offender meant it was difficult to get a license to distribute marijuana, which is legal in Washington.


Is it over? Mary Kay Letourneau, 55, and Vili Fualaau, 33, announced their separation on May 9, after 12 years of marriage, but the couple continue living together in their rented apartment in Washington 



Happier times: The couple's children joined them during Fualaau and Letourneau's interview with Barbara Walters on their 10th wedding anniversary in 2015  



Hot for teacher: The two generated international headlines after it was revealed then-34-year-old Letourneau was sleeping with her 12-year-old student in 1996


Fualaau had aspirations to start a new marijuana business selling ‘Cigaweed’ cigarettes, the report claimed.

‘It’s not necessarily what you think,’ he was quoted as saying.

‘When you want to get licensed, they do background checks on both parties. If I decide to be a part of it, I have to be licensed, and I have to be vetted, and so does a spouse. She has a past. She has a history.’

But Fualaau, through a lawyer representing him, is now denying that claim.

Attorney Whitney Gardner told DailyMail.com that Fualaau never gave an interview and says the separation is genuine.

Additionally Fualaau has used Facebook to post several shots of him spending time with his daughters solo.

Gardner insists the pair still live together simply because neither can afford to pay rent on their own in Des Moines where they live.

Rent on their current four-bed, one bath 1550 sq ft apartment is estimated at $2,200 a month on real estate site Zillow.com.


Read more: EXCLUSIVE: It really IS over: Mary Kay Letourneau and husband she had sex with aged 12 say they ARE divorcing – despite still living under same roof months after split

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