CONGRESSMAN, EX-WIFE HEADED TO COURT
U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny Sanford – who served as South Carolina’s first lady for eight years – are headed back to court in an effort to resolve lingering issues from their 2010 divorce.
The latest drama stems from a dispute over dollar amounts related to trust funds for two of their four children, according to the Associated Press. No further details were immediately available, although the Sanfords’ eldest two sons Marshall and Landon reportedly have a different financial arrangement regarding their future inheritances than the younger two boys, Bolton and Blake.
Mark Sanford was well on his way to national political stardom five years ago – but his career imploded after he was caught lying about his whereabouts during a visit with his longtime mistress (now fiancee) Maria Belen Chapur in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The governor tearfully copped to the affair at a rambling press conference at the S.C. State House in June 2009 – prompting a months-long scandal that nearly led to his impeachment. Meanwhile Jenny Sanford rushed to turn the whole “woman scorned” thing into a cottage industry – and has proceeded to make life miserable for her ex-husband ever since.
Mark Sanford completed an improbable political comeback in 2013 when he won a special election for the congressional seat he previously held from 1995-2001.