South Carolina’s First Lady Warned Governor Not to Go to Argentina

June 26, 2009 - 2:09 PM
South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford says she warned her husband not to see his mistress before a trip last week and was shocked he met her in Argentina anyway.

South Carolina's first lady Jenny Sanford stands in front of the family home as she talks to South Carolina public safety officers that are posted in the driveway Thursday, June 25, 2009, on Sullivan's Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

Sullivans Island, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford says she warned her husband not to see his mistress before a trip last week and was shocked he met her in Argentina anyway.
 
Jenny Sanford told The Associated Press that she discovered Gov. Mark Sanford's affair in January when she found a letter from him to the other woman. She said she told him to end the affair and he agreed to.
 
She said that when the governor told her recently he needed time alone to write, she specifically warned him not to visit the mistress. She was shocked to learn this week that he'd gone to Argentina to do just that.
 
Jenny Sanford says she stayed with her husband while their four sons finished the school year in Columbia before leaving him for their coastal home on Sullivans Island.