Once a public affair happens, the two usually try to stay apart. However, Mark Sanford and mistress Maria Belen Chapur just spent a vacation together in the Florida Keys! Read more about the couple below, with photos and a video as well!
A year ago the news of the South Carolina governor’s infidelity broke and life has never been the same for him, his ex-wife or the other woman from Argentina. Unexplained trips and curious behavior not only ruined his marriage, but his hopeful future in politics. But now he is trying to salvage some happiness.
He apparently discovered that his lover was his soul mate and a relationship with her was something he needed to pursue. Last summer he disappeared for a while and later it was discovered he was in Argentina with his girlfriend. Mark Sanford and mistress Maria were caught by journalists, even if the story wasn’t entirely accurate. At an unrelated press conference, he states:
“As a matter of record, everybody in this room knows exactly who I was with over the weekend. That is no mystery to anybody given what I said last summer. And, you know, the purpose was obviously to see if something could be restarted on that front given the rather enormous geographic gulf between us. And time will tell. I don’t know if it will or won’t.”
I do love how open he seems to be now, and this is different than most cheating stories, as she was not a one night stand but someone he sees himself settling with. Regardless, a lot has changed for them both since Ms. Chapur came forward with the news last year. And no matter how bad he wants to be out of the spotlight, he can’t seem to escape.
“I think, that, you know, those two things I owe you all. But this obsession with one’s personal life at some point has got to end. I think the people of South Carolina have so far along moved past this that it is ridiculous that some — and I say — an isolated some in the media have been preoccupied and focused on it.”
Well maybe being in politics and having an affair wasn’t the way to go then Mark Sanford. And mistress news will always be a hot topic, even now that she’s your girlfriend. Let me know what you think about this soon to be out of office politician and his love life. Also check out these other photos, and a video of Letterman’s top ten excuses for the governor below.