Sunday 21 January 2018

Mary Kay Letourneau and her husband Vili Fualaau sit with Barbra Walters ahead of their 10th wedding anniversary

Mary Kay LeTourneau (L) and Vili Fualaau pose for an undated publicity photo released April 25, 2005 to promote a month long multi-part exclusive interview with the celebrity programs "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider." REUTERS/Entertainment Tonight/Handout...E
Vili Fualaau watches as his lawyer speaks during opening arguments of his $1 million lawsuit against the Des Moines (Wash.) Police Department and the Highline School District in this March 21, 2002 file photo in Kent, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)...A
Mary Kay Letourneau listens to testimony during a court hearing in this Feb. 6, 1998 file photo. (AP Photo/Alan Berner, pool, file)...A
Mary Kay Letourneau holds the baby, in Normandy Park, Wash., July 20, 1997, that was fathered by a 14-year-old boy she once taught as an elementary school teacher. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Betty Udesen, File)...A

Mary Kay Letourneau, the US schoolteacher who was jailed for an affair with a pupil who is now her husband, has given an interview with renowned broadcaster Barbra Walters.

The interview will be broadcast this Friday across the US, ABC have confirmed.

Letourneau and her husband Vili Fualaau will talk about their life together after almost a decade of marriage.

Child rapist teacher is to wed her schoolboy victim

Letourneau was 34 and working as a schoolteacher in 1996 when she began an affair Vili, who was just 13 at the time. Letourneau was a married mother-of-four at the time when she was working in the Seattle school.

She served seven-and-a-half years in jail after she was convicted of raping Vilii.

However, less than a year after her release, she married Vili in 2005 after he requested a no-contact order between the pair be lifted.

The pair have two teenage daughters - Audrey and Georgia - who will appear during the interview.

Audrey and Georgia were conceived before Letourneau was sent to prison and before their father turned 16.

ABC say the couple will tell Barbra how they make their relationship work despite their difference in ages.

Letourneau, now aged 54,  will also tell viewers how she is seeking have her 'sex offender' status lifted and pursue a career in teaching once again.

Her 31-year-old husband will also detail his struggle with alcoholism and claim the State let him down when he was a teenager.

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