Jordan Powers, the 18-year old who made headlines nationwide when she left school and moved in with her 41-year old former teacher, announced that the she has reconciled with him. The teen confirmed that she is now once again living with James Hooker despite telling reporters that she had broken off the relationship earlier this month.

Powers revealed her decision to change her mind during an interview conducted by CBS 13 on the steps of Hooker's apartment in Modesto, California on Tuesday, the very same day that a bill to ban teacher-student relationships, even if the student is 18, was rejected in a committee at the state Capitol.

The couple reportedly broke up over accusations against Hooker involving a relationship with a different 17- year old student in 1998. The former student, now a 31-year old woman, reported Hooker to authorities after seeing news coverage of hooker's controversial relationship with powers. Hooker was arrested on April 6, and was charged with one count of oral copulation. He entered a not guilty plea and was released on bail, according to Yahoo News.

At the time, Powers moved back in with her mother in Ohio, saying that she was outraged by Hooker's actions, and that she had lost everything.

He called me from jail and yes, I told him that we're done, Powers told ABC News. I lost my senior year. I gave up all my friends at high school because they didn't agree with me.

According to reports by ABC, Powers added that nothing sexual had happened between her and her former teacher before her 18th birthday, and also claimed the other woman had come forward to rescue her from a dismal relationship.

Tammie Powers, Jordan's mother, who has been vocal about her opposition to her daughter's relationship, says that hooker has been actively pursuing Jordan during their break-up.

Oh no, he's relentless, she told CBS.  She's still talking, dealing with James. He's not going to quit. He's a pedophile, in my opinion. It's disgusting.

Neighbors have also said that they saw Powers move back in with her teacher-boyfriend days ago.

It's kind of disturbing this teacher would go about that, an unnamed neighbor told CBS.

She came out and she had wet hair like she got out of the shower or something, said another unnamed source. It's not right. It's not right.