Jenny Sanford, Kids Move Out

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2009 12:53 PM CDT
Jenny Sanford, wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, speaks about her husband's recent affair.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The wife of South Carolina's philandering governor is moving out and taking the kids, the State reports. “I have decided to move back to our home in Charleston with our sons for the upcoming school year,” Mark Sanford's wife, Jenny, said in a statement released today. The governor released a statement that reads in part: "I stand by this family decision." The Sanfords have four sons.

“We will work to continue the process of healing our family," Jenny Sanford said. She said she and the children “will return often, and I will remain engaged in activities in my role as First Lady, acknowledging that my responsibilities to my family come first.” Jenny Sanford was instrumental in convincing leaders who called for the governor’s resignation that he could discharge his duties while dealing with the fallout of his high-profile affair.