Governor Mark Sanford is still seeing his friend from Argentina, who he called, “soul mate,” Maria Chapur. At least that’s what his ex-wife Jenny Sanford told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
He does still see her. He does. The children haven’t met her yet, and I don’t know what their future is, but he does see her from time to time.
Jenny Sanford’s new book “Staying True” was released on paperback this week. She says the book helped her come to a real place of peace, and as for her ex-husband, she says it would be a good read for him.
I asked him if he had read it recently and he said “no.” I actually recommended he should read it, he might learn some things.
“What do you think he could learn?” asks Robin Roberts.
Sanford replies, “He might learn how important relationships are, and how important faith is, and how to get through tough times. He’s facing a big change coming down the pike pretty soon when he gets out of office.”
Sanford told “Good Morning America” she has had fun meeting new men. As for her and the governor’s relationship:
It’s very cordial. We do have four children together. We are both focused on making them grow into the wonderful young men we hope they will be. But, we don’t talk about much other than the children.
She says overall, she’s happy.
I’m enjoying being free from the marriage right now, but I’m particularly enjoying being out of the political limelight and all that comes with it. I don’t think we pay enough attention to the demands on our public servants and their families.
Sanford says she is not one to judge.
All I can do is focus on being the best I can be. I will say that there is a sense of peace that comes from me with having giving him enough chances, because I will look back with absolutely no regrets whatsoever.
The former first lady says because she gave the governor so many chances, she can move on in happiness.