The life of Vili Fualaau has been turbulent. His notorious sixth-grade teacher Mary Kay Letourneau raped him when he was only 12 years old. They got married after her release from prison, welcomed two children together, and eventually got divorced in 2019. Even though the relationship ended, he “uprooted his life” to be with her in her final few days before she passed away from cancer. Today, where is Vili? Here is a life update of him.
Where Is Vili Fualaau Today?
Vili largely keeps his life out of the spotlight by making his Instagram private, even though he had worked as a DJ in Seattle.
According to a report from In Touch, Fualaau was arrested in September 2021 for allegedly driving under the influence. According to a Washington State Patrol spokesman, Sergeant Darren Wright, he was arrested at the Snohomish County Jail after failing the breathalyser and field sobriety tests. After the incident, Fualaau was released from custody, and the DUI charge was ultimately withdrawn.
Were Fualaau and Letourneau on Good Terms Before She Died?
Despite their divorce, Fualaau “came back from California, gave up his life there, and for the final two months of Mary’s life, he stood by her 24/7 taking care of her,” her lawyer, David Gehrke, told Today in July 2021. So while they were divorced and had their conflicts, they remained deeply in love with one another.
According to Letourneau’s attorney, Fualaau was aware that “her end was near,” so “he came back up and was with her, and it meant the world to her” for the sake of her, the family, and for himself.
On July 6, 2020, the former teacher passed away from stage 4 colorectal cancer, generally known as colon cancer, at the age of 58.
A source told People that Letourneau expressed “deep remorse” for raping Fualaau in a letter she wrote before she passed away.
At the end of her life, the insider continued, “She understood that, more acutely.”
What Has Fualaau Said About Letourneau After Her Death?
Fulaau stated that he would “probably go and seek some help” if he found himself drawn to a child in the same manner Letourneau was with him in a 2020 interview with Dr. Oz. “I couldn’t look at a 13-year-old and be attracted to that because it’s just not in my brain,” he said. “It’s nothing that I’m attracted to. I mean, we all have our preferences, and that’s just not something that I would go towards.”