Jenny Sanford, the wife of embattled South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, told her husband "to leave two weeks ago," according to reports.
When she found out about his infidelity with Maria Belen Shapur, Jenny "worked immediately to first seek reconciliation through forgiveness."
Eventually, "to look my sons in the eyes and maintain my dignity, self-respect, and my basic sense of right and wrong, I asked my husband to leave."
Jenny says she asked Mark Sanford not to contact the family during their separation. She says she had no idea where he was the past week.
One can assume it didn't help when she found out he was having an affair in Argentina with his mistress after having gone off the grid for days.
Meanwhile, The State newspaper in S.C., which accosted Sanford at the Atlanta airport, thus blowing his Appalachian Trail hiking cover story and forcing him to admit his Argentine affair, has a series of emails between Sanford and his mistress.
The woman, identified as Maria Belen Shapur, refused to talk to one of the newspaper's reporters when approached at her home in Buenos Aires, but the governor's office doesn't dispute the content of the emails, which date back a year or so.
Warning: The emails after the jump are so cheesy, you may find yourself vomiting spontaneously, even if you are a loyal Days of Our Lives viewer.
Here's an excerpt of one Mark Sanford love email to Maria Belen Shapur: