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Mark Sanford Engaged To Argentine Mistress Who Cost Him His Marriage & Political Career

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Aug. 26 2012, Published 4:45 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

Disgraced former South Carolina Governor, Mark Sanford, is engaged to the Argentinian mistress who cost him his marriage and his high-profile political career, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

As previously reported, once considered a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Sanford's political career was derailed by a sex scandal in June 2009 when he went AWOL for six days.

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While his camp said he was on a hike of the Appalachian Trail, the then-married politician, a father of four, later admitted to visiting Argentina to see his mistress, Maria Belen Chapur -- a woman he once referred to as his "soul mate."

Sanford, 52, proposed to Chapur with a proposal last week in Buenos Aires. He confirmed the news to CNN.

"Yes, we are engaged, and I’m both happy and excited for what that means, I have long expressed my feelings for her, she’s a wonderful person," he said. "My closest friends have met and love her, and I look forward to introducing her to still many more that have yet to do so."

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