Jenny Sanford Calling it Quits, Divorcing SC Governor

December 11, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Mark Sanford, the disgraced governor of South Carolina, may have narrowly missed impeachment from office, but he couldn’t redeem himself with his wife Jenny. After admitting to an affair and disappearing from the state for several days over the summer, to be in the arms of his Argentine mistress, Jenny Sanford has decided to end the marriage and file for divorce. She already moved out of the governor’s mansion with her sons and has started to make a new life for herself, by recently scoring a book deal and appearing on Barbara Walter’s 10 Most Fascinating People for 2009.

Jenny Sanford released a statement today, announcing that attempts at reconciliation with her husband Gov. Mark Sanford were unsuccessful:

“The dissolution of any marriage is a sad and painful process. It is also a very personal and private one. Because Mark and I are public figures, we have naturally had less privacy with which to deal with our difficulties than do other couples. Indeed, I know it will soon become known so I choose to release this brief notice that I am now filing for divorce,” she said. “I am still dedicated to keeping the process that lies ahead peaceful for our family.”

Just yesterday, Mark Sanford told CBS news that he still hoped to reconcile with his wife, despite her appearance on the Barbara Walters special. When asked by Walters if she and Gov. Sanford had a chance at reconciliation, she responded: “I think the hurdles are significant.”

During the interview she also told Walters that she asked her husband to leave when learning of his affair. She specifically asked Gov. Sanford not to have contact with his mistress in Argentina, hoping he would realize what he was giving up during their separation. “And he was to have no contact with the boys or myself for 30 days,” said Sanford. But Gov. Sanford ignored her requests and got on a plane to Argentina to spend several days with his mistress in Buenos Aires.

When Gov. Sanford returned from Argentina and publicly admitted to the affair, he called his mistress his “soul mate.”

On Wednesday, a legislative panel voted 6-1 not to impeach Gov. Sanford, but instead issued a rebuke for leaving the state over his affair and misuse of state travel.



2 Responses to “Jenny Sanford Calling it Quits, Divorcing SC Governor”

  1. Eddie Quintero on December 11th, 2009 1:03 pm

    It’s only human nature for an older man to fall for a younger hotter latina female, especially being married and going thru the same routine in marriage. and it’s only natural for his wife to feel scorned and bitter. Once the wife decided that she wanted a divorce, she couldn’t bear to forgive him. Men will always cheat, and it’s up to the woman to decide if she has the strength to forgive. Obviously, there are other factors in her decision. In my opinion, the Governor is a punk just like any convicted felon. And it doesn’t surprise me that they didn’t impeach him, because it’s the good ol boys club down in South Carolina. Those rednecks down there know how to keep their constituents down and quiet. It’s a farce to see him go scott free and not impeached. My question to those constituents he serves is, Do you really trust this man? Would you go and vote again for this loser? If you do, then don’t complain about the system or the government, because you were the one who reelected him.

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