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Mark Sanford and Mistress Maria Belen Chapur in Florida

May 13, 2010

Maria Belen Chapur (pictured), the one-time mistress of Mark Sanford emerged in Florida and the South Carolina Governor said he reunited with her this past weekend looking for another chance for love.
Mark Sanford and Mistress Maria Belen Chapur in Florida.

Mark Sanford and Mistress Maria Belen Chapur in Florida.

Sanford said he wanted to see if they could restart their relationship, the Associated Press reports.

Sanford acknowledged last June that he had an extramarital affair with the woman. In a bizarre scenario, the governor was missing for five days and had actually told his staff to claim he was "hiking the Appalachian trail," when he was actually in Argentina on a love vacation with his mistress.


Once caught, he returned to the US and held a press conference and revealed last summer: "I've been unfaithful to my wife, and I developed a relationship with what started as a dear, dear friend from Argentina."

The "dear friend" turned out to be Maria Belen Chapur a buxom reporter the governor is now apparently still pursuing.

His wife Jenny divorced him and soon South Carolina will separate from Sanford as well. He is out of office in January, thanks to term limits.


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