October 19th, 2010
11:42 AM ET
11 years ago

Sanford's relationship with Argentine mistress still happening

(CNN) – Remember the Argentinean woman with whom Mark Sanford had an affair and in the process ended his marriage and promising political career?

Well, the two have weathered the storm.

In an interview with Good Morning America Wednesday, Jenny Sanford – the ex wife of the South Carolina governor – said the relationship between her former husband and Maria Belen Chapur continues.

Still, Mrs. Sanford said her four children have yet to meet the woman who rocked the South Carolina political climate and dominated national headlines last year.

"Sometimes I think it would be nice if he stayed with her because it would make it seem like maybe there was a reason to break the whole family up and go through all this," Mrs. Sanford said. "But it really doesn't bother me one way or the other."

After disappearing on a secret trip to Argentina that was unknown to his staff or his wife, the Republican governor admitted in June, 2009 that he had been carrying on an extramarital affair with a woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was later pressured to resign his post as governor from Democrats and Republicans alike, but managed to remain in his job. His term ends in January.

Mrs. Sanford was granted a divorce from her husband last February – the same month her book about the ordeal, "Staying True," was released.

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  1. Dean


    Yet another example of GOP family values...

    October 19, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm | ............................................But oral sex with an employee in the White House is ok?

    October 19, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. Dean


    Yet another example of GOP family values...

    October 19, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm | ----------I could go on all day about DEMs, but you get the message.

    October 19, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
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