Mark Sanford's wife, sons to move out of Governor's residence

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Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): After the affair between US South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and an Argentine woman, he calls his "soul mate", came to light, his wife has announced that she will be moving out of the official Governor's residence, but will continue working on her marriage.

After several weeks of Sanford admitting to a yearlong affair with the woman, Jenny Sanford revealed that she would be moving to the family home on Sullivans Island, some 120 miles east.

The Governor's wife made the announcement on August 7 that she and her sons would move to Charleston for the upcoming school year, and would continue to work toward "healing our family".

She was seen on the same day moving clothing and boxes from the mansion in Columbia, and, in a written statement, she thanked the people of South Carolina for their "overwhelming support and prayers".

"I am literally in awe of how blessed we are to have such love and support from family and friends, old and new," Fox News quoted her as saying in the statement.

"It is with this support, and after much careful and prayerful consideration, that I have decided to move back to our home in Charleston with our sons for the upcoming school year.

"From there, we will work to continue the process of healing our family," she said.

Asking the media for privacy while she moves to Charleston, she said that she would be returning to the state capital often.

"While we will be leaving Columbia, we will return often, and I will remain engaged in activities in my role as first lady, acknowledging that my responsibilities to my family come first," she added. (ANI)

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