Their once fairytale-like marriage fell apart in the wake of Sanford's 2009 affair with his Argentine lover, Chapur, when he was serving as South Carolina's governor.Though he finished out his second term as governor, he left in disgrace in 2011 — only to make a comeback with a successful 2012 Congressional run. " Jenny Sanford asked her ex when he decided to return to public life, the congressman revealed in a New York Times profile this summer.Search by filters, aspects, positions, categories, heights, or latest additions.Celebrities clicked on in real-time: 454,509,352 times.When he told me, I was in the hospital, and we had just delivered our second son.So we had a 15-month-old and a newborn, and he says to me, ‘I’m going to run for Congress.’" According to the Governor's website, she assisted him daily during his first term as Governor, and co-managed his successful re-election campaign in 2006.But inside the card, strangely, was a picture of half a bike. Mark explained I would get the other half in the future.Well, that Christmas he drew me a picture of the other half of the bike, and months later, he delivered the gift to me, a used purple bike he had purchased for !
She would later tell the The Greenville News, "It was quite a surprise to me.
Mark gave me a hand-made birthday card with a picture of him holding birthday balloons on the front.
I thought it was sweet that he drew a picture for me himself.
On December 11, 2009, she announced that she was filing for divorce, after it became known that Governor Sanford had flown to Argentina to have an affair with Maria Belen Chapur, a 43-year-old divorced mother from Buenos Aires six months earlier.
The divorce decree was granted on February 26, 2010.