Kellie Chauvin is a Hmong American realtor who is the previous wife of the American ex-officer Derek Chauvin, accused of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the demise of George Floyd.
Kellie Chauvin: Biography
Kellie May Chauvin is previously known as Kellie May Thao and Kellie May Xiong. She was born in October 1974 in Laos. She is 46 years old. She moved to Thailand as a child emigrant with her family during the Laotian Civil War.
After spending many years in the refugee camp, her family moved to Eau Claire in Wisconsin in 1980. At the age of ten, she went to nursery school. After the separation from her first husband, she gained an associate’s degree in Radiology and went to Kaplan University for Residential Real Estate Course.
Kellie Chauvin: Physical appearance
She is 5’1″ tall. Her eyes are brown in color and her hair is black in colour.
Kellie Chauvin: Family and ethnicity
She belongs to a Hmong community. She has a brother who is a police officer in South Paulo. She was married at the age of seventeen to Kujay Xiong, who she had not known before, being from a Hmong community, her parents trusted that a woman won’t find a husband for life if she gets eighteen years old.
She was in an offensive marriage until she lastly decided to divorce and moved to Minnesota. From her first marriage, she has two children. She got married for the second time to Derek Chauvin on 12th of June in Washington County.
After her husband was punished for the murder of George Floyd, she filed for a divorce. She also appealed to change her surname and acquire full rights and titles to the joint properties (with Derek) in Oakdale in Minnesota and Windermere in Florida, and a fair and honest part of their shared vehicles and
On the 20th of April 2021, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all three of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter by a 12-member judge, after communing three weeks of affidavit from 45 prime witnesses, including bystanders, police officials, and health officials; Chauvin was arrested abruptly after the judgements were read, and he was taken into custody and punished after he was found guilty of George Floyd’s death in a Minneapolis court on April 20, 2021
On 25th of June 2021, he was sentenced to 22 and half years in prison; previously, the sentencing rules range was of 10 years and eight months, which has been increased to 15 years for the first time in Minnesota.
Kellie Chauvin: Career
She interned as a radiology technician at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and then became a regular worker there afterwards. After giving thirteen years of her work at the medical center, she left the job and worked as a realtor with Re/Max Results. After an advice from her dear friend, in 2018, she participated in USOA’s Mrs. Minnesota and won the pageant, becoming the first-ever Hmong to win the title.
Kellie Chauvin: Controversies
After George Floyd‘s death in 2020, she came into public eyes when she filed for a divorce with Derek Chauvin. So there came her nonracial marriage, which became the target of Asian Americans, who arraigned her of self-hate and collusion with white supremacy. Many labeled her marriage as a ‘tool to gain social standing in the US,’ and dubbed her as ‘Lu,’ which can be regarded as ‘Asian women who are in relationships with white men as a form of white worship.’
In February 2005, she was charged with writing a bad 42-dollar check. In spite of several letters being sent to her home, she did not pay the owed money by July 2005.
Kellie Chauvin: Net worth
She has joint ownership with Derek Chauvin of their Minnesota’s Oakdale home worth 273,800 dollars, and a townhouse in Florida, whose cost is 226,282 dollars.