The wife of Derek Chauvin, the killer cop who knelt on George Floyd’s neck shouting “I can’t breathe” until he died is filling for divorce.
In her filing for divorce from Chauvin, Kellie Chauvin also requested for a last-name change and the titles to both of their homes.
Kellie Chauvin reportedly separated from the former Minneapolis police officer who will soon be standing trial for a first degree murder (when the charges are further amended) on May 28, the day before Derek was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the death of George Floyd.
According to the filing there has been an “irretrievable breakdown of the marriage” that was beyond saving. The couple has been married since June 2010, just under 10 years.
Media report said Chauvin said in the filing she wants to change her last name, among other requests but didn’t say in the filing which surname she’d take once the divorce was finalized. The petition, however, notes that she was formerly known as Kellie Thao and Kellie Xiong.
Kellie Chauvin also requested full rights and titles to the couple’s properties in Oakdale, Minnesota, and Windermere, Florida, located in the Orlando metropolitan area.
While she asked for an equitable division of their shared vehicles and bank accounts, she said she won’t require spousal support since she makes an independent income as a Realtor, according to the filing.