Vili Fualaau welcomed two daughters, Audrey and Georgia, with his ex-wife, Mary Kay Letourneau, and a third daughter from another relationship
Vili was 12 years old when Letourneau, who was his sixth-grade teacher at the time, began sexually abusing the minor. After Letourneau’s then-husband Steve Letourneau found love letters between his wife and her pupil, a relative called officials and she was arrested a month later. She pleaded guilty to two counts of child rape and was sentenced to over seven years in prison.
At the time of her arrest, she was already six months pregnant with Vili's baby, Audrey Lokelani Fualaau.
Audrey was born on May 23, 1997, and her younger sister, Georgia, was born while Letourneau was in jail on Oct. 16, 1998. Letourneau got pregnant with Georgia after she violated her parole and saw Vili within a month of being released from prison for the first time.
Vili has since moved on and welcomed his third daughter, Sophia, in May 2022.
From their views on their parents’ relationship to their personal lives, here’s everything to know about Vili Fualaau’s children.
Audrey was conceived before Letourneau's arrest
Letourneau began sexually abusing Vili just days shy of his 13th birthday, telling Oprah Winfrey that she considered Vili to be "the love of my life." Though Vili said after her arrest that they had planned the pregnancy, Letourneau denied that but added she was “not angry” when she learned she was expecting.
Audrey was born in May 1997, and three months later, her mom pleaded guilty to two counts of child rape.
Georgia was born during Letourneau's prison sentence
The judge presiding over Letourneau’s case sentenced her to seven and a half years in prison, but suspended all but six months if she agreed to enter a treatment program for sex offenders and took prescription medication for bipolar disorder, with which she was formally diagnosed. She also was to have no contact with Vili.
Letourneau was then released on Jan. 2, 1998. However, she told friends that she stopped taking the medication. Exactly a month later, Vili called Letourneau, and the two were found the next morning in her car.
She went back to jail for violating her parole and served a seven-year sentence. However, in the month she was out of prison, Letourneau got pregnant with Georgia, and the baby was born in jail in October of that year.
Vili later shared in a 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters that he struggled with depression for a long time, especially as he didn’t feel supported after having two kids while still a teenager.
"I'm surprised I'm still alive today," he said. "I went through a really dark time."
The couple told PEOPLE in 2006 that while Letourneau was in jail, Vili’s mom had custody of their daughters, and they were working on getting it back.
“We are grateful for all she’s done and we all worked really hard to stay focused on what’s best for the girls,” Letourneau said. “It’ll be nice to take the girls to Disneyland and not have to ask the state or notify Vili’s mom.”
They are accepting of their parents’ former relationship, even with history of abuse
In 2018, when Audrey was 21 and Georgia was 19, they did an interview with Australia’s Sunday Night show where they opened up about their parents’ relationship and what it was like being raised by Vili and Letourneau.
“I think I understand it,” Audrey said. “It was surprising to people. It’s not really been brought to our attention, just because we grew up with it, so we’re adapted to it.”
The girls said that while Letourneau was the stricter parent while they were growing up — with Audrey adding that she “literally cut the padding out of my bra once” because of her rules on how to properly dress — Vili was more lenient.
“He definitely feels like a young dad now that I’m at that adult age to where I can go to a bar,” Audrey said. “He’s like a ‘friend dad.' ”
They struggled with their parents’ split
When Vili filed for separation from Letourneau in May 2017, his daughters struggled to “choose sides,” a source told PEOPLE.
“They’re trying not to choose sides,” the source said. “They had two great parents who loved and supported them. So now they’re returning the love and support to both their dad and their mom.”
The source was close to Letourneau and said the girls were close to their dad but also had a solid relationship with their mother.
“They’re very good girls,” the source added. “They are wise beyond their years and they understand that relationships are a complex thing.”
Ultimately, while it was hard to see the family “fall apart,” the source noted that Audrey and Georgia were both “old enough” to understand what was happening and “know that they’re loved very much.”
Sophia was born in 2022
PEOPLE confirmed that Vili welcomed a third daughter, Sophia, two years after Letourneau’s death, in November 2022. Georgia announced the news on Instagram, which was seen by PEOPLE, with a photo of the newborn in the hospital.
"Hi Sophia, I'm your big sister! You're so beautiful, I can't wait to watch you grow. I'll be right here by your side no matter what ! I love you 💕," she captioned the photo.
Vili has chosen to keep the identity of Sophia’s mother and any other details about the baby girl private.
Georgia welcomed her first child in January 2024
Georgia and her longtime boyfriend welcomed their first child, a baby boy, in January 2024.
The new mom confirmed her pregnancy to PEOPLE in September 2023. “I’m very excited to become a mother," she said. "I have an amazing mother to prepare me for these years to come.”
Georgia and her boyfriend, a delivery driver and aspiring boxer who prefers to remain private, have been dating for more than six years, and at one point, he even lived with her and Letourneau. While they have talked about marriage and plan on it, there is “no ring” yet, she said.
The couple's son is Vili's first grandchild.
“I just know that he’s going to be the greatest grandfather ever," Georgia told PEOPLE ahead of giving birth.
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