Discover how Steve Letourneau’s life turned upside down in 1979, what the reasons were? And what has become of him now.
Steve Letourneau is primarily known due to his first wife called Mary Kay Letourneau. He himself hasn’t practiced anything to hit the spotlight. He was a normal Alaskan and still is to this date. In this article you will explore about the first family of Mary Kay, who struggled with shameful consequences due to her misconduct.
Early Life of Steve Letourneau
Steve Letourneau was born in Anchorage, Alaska on August 13, 1963. He is 59 years of age, as of 2023.He was born to Dick Letourneau and Sharon Letourneau. He is an American national and a Christian. He has a stature of approximately 6 feet 2 inches. His estimated body weight is to be 78 kilos with black eyes and hair. He is very fond of animals as well.
Who is Mary Kay?
Mary Kay is Mr. Letourneau’s very first wife. Mary Katherine Schmitz went by the name Mary Kay. She was born on January 30, 1962 in Tustin, California, USA. She did high schooling from Cornelia Conelly High School. Later on, she got an admission in Arizona State University for her graduation. She had a stature of 5 feet 6 inches and weighed approximately 59 kg.
She was an American national and a Christian. Mary Kay Letourneau passed away at the age of 58 in her home on July 6, 2020 in, Des Moines, Washington. She suffered from a serious stage 4 colorectal cancer.
How Steve Letourneau and Mary Kay got along?
There’s not much known about Mr. Letourneau’s primary education. As he rose to light due to his wife’s wrongdoings, who had been a source of controversy ever since.
But, Mr. Letourneau and Miss Kay (at that time she was known as Schmitz) came across each other at Arizona State University. Soon, they both started dating and finally got married when they both were expecting their very first child in 1984. In the late 1980s, they shifted to Seattle.
Where, Steve Letourneau got hired by Alaska Airlines as a cargo specialists and Mary Kay was pretty renowned in the Highline School District. They had 4 children together two boys and two girls named Steven Jr., Nicholas, Jacqueline and Mary Claire. Their marriage lasted 15 years, until they got divorced in 1999. Mary Kay Letourneau had never gotten rid of her first maiden name till her demise.
How it all Happened?
To shed light on the real reason of the separation between Mary Kay & Steve Letourneau we will have to rewind a little and get a sneak peek into the times during they both were still married.
Mary Kay started as a secondary teacher at Shorewood Elementary School in Burien in 1989. She was very popular amongst the parents of children, as the parents used to vouch for how best Miss Kay could deal with their children.
In 1991, a 7 year old Vili Fualaau was a second grade student in Mary Kay’s class. Somehow, she grew a peculiar infatuation for this little boy. After his 2 grade was over, Mary still remained in touch with this boy, mentoring him. Things started taking a U-turn when Fualaau turned 12 years of age and again became her student in the 6 grade, in 1996.
During those times, Letourneau was quite distressed. She just had a miscarriage, her father had been diagnosed with cancer and she wasn’t having a happy marriage either. In June 1996, the student-teacher terms escalated to an extra conjugal relationship.
In February 1997, Steve Letourneau finally got a hold of Mary Kay’s extra matrimonial ties when he stumbled upon his wife’s affection filled letters to her student. Mary Kay Letourneau was 34 years of age when she was pleaded guilty for second-degree felony against a minor. She was sentenced 7 and a half years of jail time.
The terms and conditions also included no-contact for life with Vili Fualaau. During which Steve decided to go for a divorce and was granted the full custody of his children. On August 4, 2004 she was released at the age of 42. Mr. Fualaau went to the court and filed a request to countermand the no-contact order, which was granted. In 2005, she married Fualaau when he was 21 years of age. After 12 years of marriage, Mary Kay and Vili Fualaau got divorce on May 9, 2017. On November 14, 2018 they reunited.
Steve Letourneau’s Second Wife
In addition, after Mary Kay, Mr. Steve went on for a hunt to find a better match for him. Finally, he got married to his second wife called Kelly Chavin. Furthermore, he was again blessed with 2 more children from his second marriage. In total, now he has 6 children. He also has a step daughter. Steve remarried twice.
Net Worth of Steve Letourneau
He has always been a very caring and responsible father. Due to which after the controversy, he didn’t delay his moving with his 4 children back to Alaska any longer. He has worked as a sales man. His main source of income has always been the Alaska Airlines (for which he has worked for the past 30 years). He is also known to have some side investments as well. Furthermore, sources show his earnings to be about $30,000/- a month. His estimated net worth is to be about $5-$8 Million as of July 2021.
Steve’s Current Residence
Currently, Steve Letourneau has been residing in his hometown Alaska. Steve’s children are also raised in Alaska. He has been keeping low with his children since his first wife’s controversy to escape the media. As this controversy became a national news at the time.
Steve Letourneau was never a celebrity nor an influencer and rather a commoner, he caught public’s eye just because of his wife, and not for a good reason. Indeed! This scandal must have left Steve and the family distraught. But with the passage of time, people grew out of it, so did Steve and the children. Today, after Mary Kay’s demise Steve has also moved on and prefer to stay out of the public’s eye for this matter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1. What is Steve Letourneau known for?
Ans. He isn’t famous for anything he did. He gathered people’s attention due to his ex-wife Mary Kay.
Q2. Did he ever find love again?
Ans. Yes, he did remarry twice after Mary Kay.
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