Mary Kay Letourneau Interview with Barbara Walters to Air Friday
The former schoolteacher and student have been married for almost 10 years
Letourneau was 34 and working as a schoolteacher in 1996 when she began an affair with Fualaau, who was her student and only 13 at the time. She eventually served seven-and-a-half years in prison for the sexual relationship, but less than a year after being released in 2005, she and Fualaau married.
The couple will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on May 20, and the Barbara Walters special will introduce their two teenage daughters, Audrey and Georgia, both of whom were conceived before Letourneau’s prison sentence.
According to ABC, the interview will include Letourneau discussing how she and her husband have made their marriage work in spite of the difference between their ages. Letourneau will also tell Walters how she will seek to have her sex offender status lifted and pursue teaching again. Fualaau, meanwhile, will talk about his struggles with alcoholism.
The interview airs Friday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.