S.C. Gov. Sanford's wife seeking divorce

Dec. 11, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Jenny Sanford, wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, said Friday she is filing for divorce from the state official in the wake of his extramarital affair.

Jenny Sanford confirmed in a released statement she is seeking a divorce from the South Carolina governor months after his admitted extramarital affair with an Argentinean woman this summer, The State (Columbia, S.C.) said.

Jenny Sanford said in her statement she chose to announce her divorce filing before the information became known to the public in another way.

"This came after many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation, yet I am still dedicated to keeping the process that lies ahead peaceful for our family," she said of her divorce filing.

The State reported Jenny Sanford relocated with her four sons from the South Carolina Governor's Mansion to a home in Charleston, S.C., in August.

"I remain thankful to so many across this state and nation for their words of encouragement and prayers during this difficult time. Please know the boys and I are doing well and are blessed with the incredible support of friends and family and bolstered by our faith and the unfailing love of our God above," she said.

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