The wife of Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer who is charged with killing George Floyd, has filed for divorce.
Derek Cauvin, 44, was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd-degree murder and 2nd-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd, 46.
Floyd’s slow, tortuous death, which was captured in a viral video, sparked violent protests around the country.
Kellie Chauvin said in a statement through her attorney on Friday that she sends her condolences to the Floyd family. She said she is “devastated” and is divorcing her husband of 10 years.
Kellie, who has 2 children from her first marriage, said Chauvin was the man of her dreams.
She met Chauvin at the hospital in Hennepin County where she works as a radiologist, according to Pioneer Press.
He brought a suspect in for a health check before an arrest. After taking the suspect to jail, he returned and asked her out.
“Under all that uniform, he’s just a softie,” Kellie told Pioneer Press in 2018. “He’s such a gentleman. He still opens the door for me, still puts my coat on for me. After my divorce, I had a list of must-haves if I were ever to be in a relationship, and he fit all of them.”
Kellie has no children from her marriage to Chauvin, but she asked the public and news media to respect the privacy of her children and grandparents.