Ex-officer Derek Chauvin's Wife Requests a Last-Name Change in Divorce Filing

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 05, 2020
06:30 A.M.

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who knelt on George Floyd, 46, until he died on May 25, 2020, is watching as his personal life falls apart. His wife has filed for divorce and taking back her identity.


Derek’s wife, Kellie May Chauvin, 45, is distancing herself from him as much as possible. She filed for divorce on Saturday but doesn’t want any spousal support from him.

Legal documents released on Monday state that she intends on changing her name. She was previously known as Kellie May Thao/Xiong, but it isn’t clear at the moment what last name she wants to use.

A vigil held for George Floyd at Chicago Avenue & 38th Street on May 30, 2020 | Photo: Flickr/Fibonacci Blue

A vigil held for George Floyd at Chicago Avenue & 38th Street on May 30, 2020 | Photo: Flickr/Fibonacci Blue


Her divorce petition states: "She is seeking a name change solely because of this marriage dissolution." The court document further revealed:

"She is not seeking a name change to defraud and/or mislead creditors or anyone else, nor is she a felon."



Her divorce filing came a day after Derek, 44, was arrested and is facing a second-degree murder charge. Kellie had been married to the former Minneapolis police officer for nearly 10 years since June 2010.

Legal documents cite that "there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship of the parties within the definition of" Minnesota statutes. According to the papers, Kellie and her estranged husband have been separated since last Thursday.



The former policeman’s wife works as a Realtor and is supporting herself hence the choice to waive “her right to receive temporary or permanent spousal maintenance.” The former couple owns two houses, a primary one in Oakdale, Minnesota, and another one in Windermere, Florida.

Kellie has asked for full rights and titles to their two properties. She also requested a fair and impartial division of their shared vehicles and bank accounts.



During the Floyd incident, Derek was accompanied by three more officers who’ve since been fired. Charges of aiding and abetting murder were filed against them.



The Minneapolis Police Department's Internal Affairs has received 18 complaints that were filed against Derek. Only two of the complaints were "closed with discipline."


The only punishment he received in both cases was letters of reprimand. A report found that Floyd had suffered from cardiac arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis police.



His cause of death was said to be "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.” Floyd’s death has officially been categorized as a homicide.

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