The wife of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was caught in viral videos kneeling over the neck of George Floyd, requested a last-name change when she filed a divorce against her husband, said CNN.
According to the filing, Kellie Chauvin separated from her husband on 28 May and cited an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” that was beyond saving for the reason for the divorce.
They separated a day before he was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of Floyd.
They got married in June 2010.
Kellie said in the filing, she wants to change her last name, among other requests, said CNN.
She also requested full rights and titles to the couple’s properties in Oakdale, Minnesota, and Windermere, Florida, located in the Orlando metropolitan area.
She will not need spousal support since she makes an independent income as a Realtor, according to the filing.
Kellie Chauvin was born in Laos and later moved to Wisconsin after her family fled a refugee camp.
She has two children from her previous marriage.
In the same profile, she said she met Derek Chauvin at the medical center where she worked when he brought a suspect in for a health check before bringing them to jail, said CNN.