Judge says she'll approve SC gov's divorce
CHARLESTON, S.C. - February 26, 2010 -- A judge says she'll grant South Carolina's first lady a divorce from the governor who called his Argentine mistress his soul mate.
A family court judge in Charleston on Friday said she'll approve Jenny Sanford's request to split from Gov. Mark Sanford, her husband of 20 years. It will become official in mid-March.
The first lady filed for divorce in December. She said reconciliation efforts were unsuccessful after her husband disappeared for five days last summer. He returned to publicly confess a yearlong affair with the Argentine woman.
Sanford is the first sitting South Carolina governor to divorce. In December, he also became the first governor censured by state lawmakers.
Jenny Sanford has written a memoir and is living with the couple's four sons.
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