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Latino Daily News

Thursday January 27, 2011

Former SC Governor Mark Sanford Cozies Up to his “Soul Mate” in Uruguay

Argentine celebrity magazine “Caras” published an eight page spread on former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, detailing his latest love escapade in Punta del Este with furtive lover María Belén Chapur, only one week after leaving office.  Image

The love-birds spent a cozy holiday together in the same resort where their romance begun back in 2001. They were photographed frolicking on the beach, playing in the sand and snuggling, kissing and doing the honey-moon thing with out the marriage or honeymoon.

This relationship broke the former Governor’s marriage to Jenny Sanford, when in June of 2009, Sanford left the state for five days and told his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, but he was really in Argentina visiting Chapur. He returned and held a press conference at which he confessed “I have been unfaithful to my wife.” The couple, parents of four children, divorced soon after.