Judge Says She'll Approve SC Gov's Divorce

A judge says she'll grant South Carolina's first lady a divorce from the governor who called his Argentine mistress his soul mate.

A family court judge in Charleston on Friday said she'll approve Jenny Sanford's request to split from Gov. Mark Sanford, her husband of 20 years. It will become official in mid-March.

The first lady filed for divorce in December. She said reconciliation efforts were unsuccessful after her husband disappeared for five days last summer. He returned to publicly confess a yearlong affair with the Argentine woman.

Sanford is the first sitting South Carolina governor to divorce. In December, he also became the first governor censured by state lawmakers.

Jenny Sanford has written a memoir and is living with the couple's four sons.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by BEAU Location: WASHINGTON on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:58 PM
    DID ANYONE CONSIDER WHY THIS MAN MADE THE MOVE ON THE LADY FROM SA, APPARENTLY SHE TOLD HIM WHAT HE WANTED OR NEEDED TO HEAR; AH HA.........
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:12 PM
    Run for President! This is the very best the GOP has to offer. Mister Family Values! Probably be able to raise all kinds of money by calling others hypocrites. Blind leading the blind. Get out your check books, he needs your money. Those flight back and forth to South American can add up for the taxpayers.
  • by Bonquiqui Location: Washington on Feb 26, 2010 at 04:11 PM
    Good for her. Who needs that scumbag anyway. Now we need to approve a divorce with him and the great state of South Carolina in the form of impeachment.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Feb 26, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    Jenny Sanford will be better off now. If I was her I'd get rid of that piggy last name. He is no good and now he can have the little W in Argentine.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Feb 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM
    News worth reporting.Now he can go hit a few holes with tiger.
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