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María Belén Chapur Photo Surfaces: Mark Sanford Seen With Mistress


First Posted: 01/26/11 04:15 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

A picture of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) with his mistress -- now-girlfriend? -- has popped up on an Argentinian website.

As FITS News points out, the snapshot is apparently "the first known photo of the two of them together," though the report provides no account of when or where it was taken.

The website describes the woman, María Belén Chapur, as a beautiful 43-year-old brunette with a degree in political science.

In 2009, Sanford was forced to admit that while aides claimed he was hiking on the Appalachian Trail, he was actually in Argentina visiting a "dear, dear friend," with whom his relationship had recently become romantic.

Later that year, Sanford's wife, Jenny, filed for divorce.

Click here for the picture of Mark Sanford and María Belén Chapur together.

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