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Wife of Derek Chauvin, the Officer Charged with George Floyd's Murder, Has Filed for Divorce

Kellie Chauvin, the wife of former police officer Derek Chauvin, has filed for divorce after he was charged with the murder of George Floyd.

In a video that was filmed by onlookers, Derek could be seen kneeling on Floyd‘s neck for nearly nine minutes while arresting him earlier this week. Floyd died after repeatedly telling officers that he couldn’t breathe.

Kellie, who is a former winner of the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, released a statement through her lawyers amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

“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,” the statement read.

The statement continued, “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.”

Kellie was born in the the South Asian country Laos and her family reportedly moved to Wisconsin after the civil war in the country.