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Mark Sanford, Maria Belen Chapur Engaged: Report

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Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is engaged to Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentinean woman with whom he had an affair, Clarin reports.

According to the Argentinian outlet, the pair made their plans to wed official on Wednesday. South Carolina-based station WLTX reports on the news from Clarin:

The story goes on to say that Sanford put the ring in a bag and gave it to one of the waiters and then went to wait in the bathroom, asking the waiters to invent a good story for his girlfriend.

When Chapur arrived at the restaurant one of the waiters gave her the bag with the ring in it and said that she had won the prize for being the 100th customer of the day. She opened the bag and found then ring and then Sanford appeared and asked her to marry him.

Sanford admitted to having an extramarital affair with Chapur in the summer of 2009.

Jenny Sanford, the former governor's ex-wife, filed for divorce in the months following his admission.

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