exiting as the governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford was in Uruguay for a romantic sojourn with his Argentine main squeeze, Maria Belen Chapur.
Sanford was snagged in an extramarital affair with Maria while in office. At the time, he claimed to be hiking the Appalachian Trail. In February 2010 he and his wife divorced.
Photos of the couple on the beach in Punte del Este were published in Argentine magazine.