Few years after leaving office after a sex scandal former South Carolina Governer Mark Sanford is engaged to his Argentine mistress, Maria Belén Chapur.
“Yes, we are engaged, and I’m both happy and excited for what that means,” he told CNN. “I have long expressed my feelings for her. She’s a wonderful person. My closest friends have met and love her.”
Sanford, 52, proposed to Chapur at a Buenos Aires restaurant.
Arriving early, he had a waiter fool her into thinking she’d won a contest while he hid in a bathroom. He then emerged to surprise her with a proposal.
The one-time GOP star went AWOL for six days in 2009 and later admitted he was with his “soul mate,” Chapur. His aides had told reporters he was hiking. His wife, Jenny, divorced him later that year.
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