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Teacher forced to quit after sex with boy pupil, 16, is now MARRIED to him and has given birth to their three kids

A TEACHER who was forced to quit after sleeping with a 16-year-old pupil is now happily married to him and the couple have three children together.

Natasha Miller was 23 when she met Hayden MacDonald who was a pupil at Tararua College, where she worked, in Pahiatua, New Zealand.

 Natasha Miller is now married to Hayden MacDonald after the pair first got together when she was his teacher
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Natasha Miller is now married to Hayden MacDonald after the pair first got together when she was his teacherCredit: Facebook

The legal age of consent in New Zealand is 16.

Thirteen years later the Kiwi couple are not only still together, but are both teachers in the area, the NZ Herald reports.

Their story first broke in 2006 when she quit her job after confessing she had had sex 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.

 The couple met when Miller was 23 and Hayden was 16-years-old
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The couple met when Miller was 23 and Hayden was 16-years-oldCredit: Facebook

Her son also admitted he had, what turned out to be his future wife’s number in his phone.

After being confronted by Hayden's parents the student teacher was offered the choice of ending the relationship or resigning.

She drove to the principal's house and handed in her resignation.

Natasha had been gaining the experience required before she could apply to be a registered teacher and because she was not registered, the Teachers’ Council did not investigate.

At the time, Hayden  told the Herald on Sunday of the relationship: “It’s awesome. Some of the kids that know you just ignore them. Some of them think it’s pretty cool.

"She was a student teacher … it was just like a growing interest.”

 The couple now have three children together with Hayden saying: 'We are happy and all that, our relationship has lasted the distance, that’s all I want to say.'
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The couple now have three children together with Hayden saying: 'We are happy and all that, our relationship has lasted the distance, that’s all I want to say.'Credit: Facebook
 The story was originally reported in the NZ Herald in 2006
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The story was originally reported in the NZ Herald in 2006Credit: New Zealand Herald on Sunday

In 2006 Natasha said she did not expect to ever be allowed to teach again.

But just four years later she was back in the classroom, was engaged and had her first baby.

Hayden also had plans to become a teacher and was working part-time as a music tutor at Dannevirke High School.

Natasha is now a Year 9 dean in pastoral care and Hayden is a year 10 dean at Palmerston North Boys’ High.

The couple now live in Fielding with their three children — two girls and a boy.

Hayden told the Herald on Sunday last week: "We are happy and all that, our relationship has lasted the distance, that’s all I want to say."

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