A teacher who was forced to quit her job after having s.e.x with a 16-year-old pupil is now happily married to him – and they have three children together.
Natasha Miller was 23 when she met Hayden MacDonald who had been a pupil at Tararua College in New Zealand.
Thirteen years later they are still together and are both teachers in the area, the NZ Herald reports.
The initial story broke in 2006 with the Herald reporting that Miller had quit her job after confessing she was in a s3xual relationship with her year 12 English student.
Hayden’s mother Gaile said she noticed Hayden started to shower more often and groom himself before going to class.
Her son also openly admitted he had Ms Miller’s number in his phone.
After being confronted by Hayden’s parents Miller was offered the choice of ending the relationship or resigning.
She drove to the principal’s house and handed in her resignation.
She had been gaining the experience required before she could apply to be a registered teacher.
Because she was not registered, the Teachers’ Council did not investigate.
Miller and Macdonald at that stage were engaged and had a baby. Macdonald also had plans to become a teacher and was working part-time as a music tutor at Dannevirke High School.
Miller is now a Year 9 dean in pastoral care.
The couple now live in Fielding with their three children — two girls and a boy.
Macdonald is a year 10 dean at Palmerston North Boys’ High.
“We are happy and all that,” he told the Herald on Sunday last week.
“Our relationship has lasted the distance, that’s all I want to say.”