Mary Kay Letourneau Still Loves Vili Fualaau, Says Source: ‘This Isn’t Over’

By now, everybody knows the story.

In 1996, elementary school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau began an illicit sexual relationship with one of her sixth-grade students, Vili Fualaau. He was 12.

After receiving a relatively light sentence for child rape, she was unable to stay away from him and was re-arrested when she was caught having sex with him, again, in a car. She was sentenced to seven years in prison. Letourneau became pregnant twice before Fualaau was 15.

LeTourneau and Fualaau eventually got married in 2005 and raised their children in Washington State. She worked as a paralegal; he was a DJ. Earlier this year, the couple filed for legal separation.

But a source close to LeTourneau tells PEOPLE that the separation is not necessarily the end. “This couple loves each other,” says the source, who is in communication with the 55-year-old. “They have two children

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