Kellie Chauvin Biography – Wikipedia
Kellie Chauvin is best known as the 2018 Mrs. Minnesota who is also the former wife of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in the death of George Floyd. She has reportedly divorced Derek after 10 years of marriage for his role in the alleged case, according to media reports.
She is 45 years old.
Kellie Chauvin Early Life
Kellie was born in Laos in 1974 during a civil war. She belongs to Hmong descent, an ethnic group native to Laos, Vietnam, and Southern China. She spent her childhood being a refugee. Her family left for Thailand in 1977 when she was just 3 years old, and stayed there for three years.
Kellie’s family left for US and got settled inaEau Claire, Wisconsin in October 1980. She started her formal education in kindergarten in 1984.
Kellie Chauvin Career/Education
Back in 2018, Kellie thought back on racist bullying she’d experienced growing up, and said: “I just knew that for myself, I was better than what people made me out to be. I know it took me a long time to realize that, but it’s never too late”
After a decade of her divorce, she became a radiologist at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Kellie Chauvin 2018 “Mrs. Minnesota” Award
Kellie competed for the title of Mrs. Minnesota 2018, and went on to achieve the title, becoming the first Hmong winner of Mrs. Minnesota.
Kellie Chauvin Personal Life
According to Kellie’s family, she got married while being in an arranged relationship by her parents, when she was a teenager. However, she got divorced after having two children, one named George Xiong, with her ex-husband.
After becoming a radiologist at Hennepin County Medical Center, she was at the hospital when she was asked out by a Minneapolis Police Department officer named Derek. They got married in 2010.
“Her utmost sympathy lies with [Floyd’s] family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elder parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult time”, a statement read.
Kellie Chauvin Files For Divorce To Husband Derek Chauvin
In a statement issued by her attorney, Kellie is devastated by the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd, who died earlier this week while in police custody.
Attorneys for Kellie Chauvin said Friday that she is seeking the “dissolution of her marriage” to Mr. Chauvin.
“She has filed for dissolution of her marriage”, the letter continued.