A judge has approved soon-to-be ex-First Lady Jenny Sanford’s divorce request in a Charleston court this morning. In her newly-published memoir, Mrs. Sanford says her husband’s public admission of an affair, “was a day that changed forever the trajectory of my life, but it did not change me.”
This will bring Gov. Mark Sanford the distinction of being the first South Carolina governor to divorce while in office. Gov. Sanford re-issued a statement from this past December, saying:
While it is not the course I would have hoped for, or would choose, I want to take full responsibility for the moral failure that led us to this tragic point. Jenny is a great person, and has been a remarkable wife, mother and First Lady. She has been more than gracious these last six months and gone above and beyond in her patience and commitment to put the needs of others in front of her own. While our family structure may change, I know that we will both work earnestly to be the best mom and dad we can be to four of the finest boys on earth.
I will join with her in asking the press to respect our shared desire for privacy as we quietly move forward. We respectively ask for your prayers.