Kellie Chauvin Biography
Kellie Chauvin is an American realtor working as a real estate agent at RE/MAX Results. She is the wife of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder in connection with George Floyd’s death.
Kellie Chauvin Age
She was born in 1974 in Laos.
Kellie Chauvin Ethnicity
She belongs to Asian descent.
Kellie Chauvin Nationality
She has duo citizenship American and Asian.
Kellie Chauvin Family
Kellie was born Laos during a time of war but her family led to safety in Thailand where they lived in a refugee camp. During an interview, she said she remembers the challenges of being a refugee. She watched people die from illness and the only possessions were the ones they could carry on their backs.
Three years later with her family, they moved to Eau Claire, Wis. When she joined kindergarten class she says she knew less about reading and writing English than her younger classmates. Her parents were strict in letting them leave the house as they didn’t trust the world.
“They say ‘land of the free,’ but I still didn’t feel like we were free. We didn’t know English. My parents didn’t want us leaving the house because they didn’t trust the world. You land into this brand-new world and you don’t know what to expect, and so we were always kept inside.”
Kellie Chauvin Brothers
There is no available information about her siblings.
Kellie Chauvin First Marriage
At the age of 17, she got married after her parents found her a husband. Her husband name was Kujay Xiong. She explained that as ” a Hmong woman if you’re not married by 18 … then your parents think that nobody will marry you.”
The couple had two children but they divorced after ten years as he was an abusive husband. He died in 2013, shortly after the divorce.
Kellie Chauvin Children
Kellie is a mother of two children; George Xiong, the name of the other child is unknown.
Kellie Chauvin Radiologist
After the divorce, she moved to Minnesota where she studied an associate’s degree in radiology. She began her career as a radiology technician as an intern in the emergency room of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The internship turned into a full-time position, and she stayed for 13 years.
Kellie Chauvin Max
After resigning from Hennepin County Medical Center she went to Kaplan University for residential real estate and began working as a Realtor with Re/Max Results.
Kellie Chauvin Husband (Derek Chauvin)
Kellie got married to Derek Chauvin in 2010. They first met at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis when Derek had brought someone in for a health check before an arrest. After taking the suspect to jail, he returned and asked her out.
Kellie Chauvin Mrs Minnesota
She competed in Mrs. Minnesota contest in 2018 and won the contest, becoming the first woman of Hmong descent to win the title. She went ahead to compete in 2019 for the national round of the beauty pageant but she lost.
Her friend, Xiong-Yang was the one who approached her with the idea to compete and was surprised when Chauvin agreed.
“She is such a go-getter, I feel that it takes someone who is very caring, compassionate and has a lot of empathy for others to be able to do the things she does. It would be amazing if she makes Minnesota history by being the first Hmong woman to win the title Mrs. Minnesota.”
Kellie Chauvin Bad Check
According to Daily Mail, in July 2005, while she was still married to her first husband she was charged with writing a bad $42 check on February 23, 2005. The criminal complaint was filed against her in Wisconsin after multiple letters were sent to her about the bad check but hadn’t paid the money. She later paid the money and the case was dismissed.
Is Kellie Chauvin Related to Tou Thao
There is no public information to confirm whether Kellie is related to Tou Thao. Tou Thao is the Asian-American officer who was one of the four officers fired after their involvement in the death of George Floyd.
Kellie Chauvin Divorce
Kellie has filed for divorce according to a statement by her lawyer who said; “This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. She has filed for dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin. 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.”
Through her attorney wife of former Officer Derek Chauvin the former Minneapolis Police Officer charged with murdering #GeorgeFloyd released a statement saying she is devastated by Floyd’s death, sends condolences to his family and is divorcing her husband @wcco pic.twitter.com/A5n7bYgdbK
— esme murphy (@esmemurphy) May 30, 2020