Derek Chauvin’s Wife:Here’s 9 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Her
MINNEAPOLIS-(MaraviPost)-Ex police officer, Derek Chauvin’s world continues to crumble after he was charged with the third degree murder, of African American man George Floyd.
George Floyd’s death has been met by huge protests across the United States and the world.
Floyd was heard repeatedly pleading for Derek Chauvin to remove his knee several times as he couldn’t breathe until he lost consciousnessm
The couple have been married for the last 10 years and now Kellie, in her eight-page divorce petition, said that she also wants to change her last name.
“She is seeking a name change solely because of this marriage dissolution,”
“She is not seeking a name change to defraud and/or mislead creditors or anyone else, nor is she a felon,”
Kellie is not seeking for any spousal support either.
Her divorce pleadings stated that the couple have been separated since the 28th of May.
The pleadings stated that she also waived the right to receive any temporary or permanent maintenance.
The pleadings further state
There has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship of the parties within the definition of Minn. Stat. 518.06, and the marriage cannot be saved.”
Kellie is a former Mrs Minnesota America 2018 pageant winner and is reported to have arrived in the US as a child refugee from Laos.
She l is the first woman of Hmong ethnicity to win the tittle.
As a result or the war torn Laos, her family fled to safety in Thailand in 1977 and they lived at a refugee camp.
Kellie said she is still haunted by life at the refugee camp, she watched people die and when they fled, they only possessions they could carry on their backs.
She said she doesn’t eat oatmeal up to this day, as it reminds her of the time she spent at the refugee camp.
Kellie was in a child marriage at 17 years old after her parents found her a husband who she barely knew, as per tradition.
She had two children with her husband and they divorced after 10 years and she cited that it was an abusive marriage.
She met Derek Chauvin at the hospital she was working at, Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis when he had brought someone in for a health check before an arrest.
After booking in the suspect, Derek Chauvin returned and asked Kellie out and their romance began.