Mark Sanford Engaged to Argentine He Had Affair With

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Aug. 27 2012 5:15 PM

Mark Sanford Engaged to Argentine He Had Affair With While Governor of South Carolina

Remember Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor who found his true love in Argentina despite being married to his wife? The affair is over… and it’s been replaced by a new engagement.

According to the Argentine paper Clarin, Sanford popped the question to Maria Belen Chapur by getting a restaurant they were eating at to tell her she had won a prize: a bag with an engagement ring inside. The paper reports the two lovers kissed and cried and traded “promises of eternity.”

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Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has reportedly been engaged to the Argentine woman whom he had an affair with in 2009.

Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages

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Sanford disappeared while serving as the governor of South Carolina in 2009, first telling reporters he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. The rising Republican star later revealed he was actually having an extramarital affair with Belen Chapur in Argentina. In the wake of the scandal, Sanford was censured by his party, and though he spoke of trying to “fall back in love” with his wife Jenny Sanford, eventually divorced her. He also called Belen Chapur his “soul mate,” and, you have to admit, he HAS now proposed to her. So, Mazel Tov! Good luck with marriage No. 2?

Video by Paca Thomas.

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

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