Thierry Bordelais is famously known as the second husband of Canada’s most hated woman, Karla Homolka. She is an infamous serial killer from Ontario, Canada, who is convicted of the murders of 3 minors from 1990 to 1992. Bordelais and his wife Homolka met during her trial; Bordelais is the brother of her defense attorney.
So, what drove this man to marry a convicted criminal? As of 2023, the two are together and even share three kids together. He really fell head over heels for a woman who holds the guilt of killing her own sister Tammy Homolka. However, did you know Homolka was only involved in the killings because of her then-husband, Paul Bernardo? Yes, Thierry’s wife Karla submitted almost 4 years to her former spouse Paul and used to fulfill all of his weird and fearful fantasies out of “love.”
Therefore, in this article, we will look closely at the life of Thierry Bordelais and his relationship with Karla Homolka. Did Bordelais really wait 12 years to marry a criminal? Where is his spouse Karla now?
Thierry Bordelais’ Sister Was His Wife Karla Homolka’s Defense Attorney
Bordelais was born somewhere in between the 60s’ and 70s’. He is a Canadian native with an African ethnicity. Information on his parents or upbringing isn’t quite known. However, we do know that Bodelais grew up with a sister.
As we said earlier, Thierry’s sister Sylvie Bordelais is a defense attorney who represented his wife Karla Homolka during her trials in the 90s.’ She is currently serving in Montreal, QC with over three decades of experience in the field.
Thierry Bordelais Waited For His Wife Karla F0r 12 Years To Marry Her
As mentioned earlier, Thierry met the love of his life, Karla, during her trial for the murders of 3 innocent girls. He is the brother of Homolka’s criminal lawyer, Sylvie, who represented her in court. The two fell in love immediately.
However, The Witch of Ontario, AKA, Karla was then sent to prison for 12 years. She was only released in 2005; that is when the lovebirds made it official by tying the knot.
Following this, plenty of questions were raised about Thierry’s choice of marrying a notorious killer. In 2016, during a brief encounter with La Presse outside his home, Thierry was asked questions about his neighbor’s concern about living in a neighborhood with a killer. He had a simple answer to all the questions asked by the reporter. Bordelais said,
“If they are worried, all they have to do is move. We’re free, we’re in a free country. Has anything happened over the past 10 years? So why are they worried? I don’t see why they are worried.”
He surely is the most supportive husband!
Is Karla Homolka A ‘Mom’ Today?
The notorious killer of 3 young girls, Karla, is surprisingly a mother herself today. She and her husband Thierry Bordelais share three kids together. They have 2 sons and a daughter.
All of them currently study in a public school in Quebec.
All You Need To Know About Boardelais’s Wife, Karla Homolka
Karla Homolka was born on 4th May 1970 in Ontario, Canada. Her father, Karel Homolka was a traveling salesman, while her mother, Dorothy Seger was an employee at a geriatric clinic. She is the oldest daughter; Logan Valentini and Tammy are the culprit’s younger sisters. Unfortunately, Tammy was killed at the hands of her own sister in 1990.
Growing up, Homolka had a very unstable family life. Her father was a chronic alcoholic who would frequently insult his wife and daughters. Moreover, there would be frequent fights in the house, making it harder to survive or feel safe. This resulted in Karla having depressive episodes while in high school.
However, as Karla grew older, the notorious killer fought through this to some extent. She used to work as a full-time veterinary technician at Thorold Veterinary Clinic after graduating from school in 1988.
The Story Of ‘Ken and Barbie Serial Killers’
‘Ken and Barbie Serial Killers’ is the name given to Karla and her former, literal partner in crime, Paul Bernardo. Bernardo, famously known as, ‘The Scarborough Rapist’ or ‘The Schoolgirl Killer’ met Homolka when the girl was 17 years old. She immediately fell for him and the two started dating in 1990.
Paul wasn’t an ordinary, loving boyfriend. He had full control over Karla’s life and would make mean comments about her body, how she dressed, and even the things she ate. However, the relationship didn’t end. Karla fully submitted to him for almost 4 years and helped him rape and kill 3 innocent girls, including her sister.
Furthermore, the two are responsible for the rape of 4 minors and the death of 3. Tammy Homolka, Leslie Erin Mahaffy, and Kristen French were killed at the hands of Karla and Paul; the girls were heavily sedated, raped, and killed. Even more so, they videotaped everything as a souvenir.
Homolka Testified Against Bernardo And Faced A Lower Sentance
In 1993, 52-year-old Homolka testified against her ex-husband, Paul Bernardo.
However, before this, she pleaded for full immunity in exchange for her cooperation and honesty but was denied it. Instead, she was given two options; either testify against her partner and face a 12-year sentence or face full charges of manslaughter and rape. Thus, she chose the first option and spent 12 years at Kingston’s Prison for Women, Ontario.
So, Where Is Thierry Bordelais Today? Is He Still Married To Homolka?
After his marriage with Karla in 2005, Thierry and his wife started living together and are still happily married to each other. Although the details about what the duo does for a living are still a mystery, Thierry and his spouse Homolka currently live in a suburb of Montreal with their children. The couple shares a home in Chateauguay, Quebec.
Similarly, Karla, the convicted criminal lives with a different identity today. She is better known as Leanne Teale nowadays.