Jenny Sanford Files for Divorce

She says attempts at reconciliation were 'unsuccessful'
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2009 9:39 AM CST
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford looks at his notes as he admits to having an affair during a news conference, in Columbia.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Jenny Sanford is divorcing her philandering husband. “I know it will soon become known so I choose to release this brief notice,” South Carolina's first lady says in a statement obtained by the State. “I am now filing for divorce. This came after many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation” with husband Mark Sanford, “yet I am still dedicated to keeping the process that lies ahead peaceful for our family.”

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