Jenny Sanford Files For Divorce
Jenny Sanford has filed for divorce from her husband, Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, The New York Times reports. In June, Mark confessed to an affair with a woman in Argentina.
“As so many of us know, the dissolution of any marriage is a sad and painful process,” Jenny said in a statement. “Because Mark and I are public figures, we have naturally had less privacy with which to deal with our difficulties than do other couples. Indeed, I know it will soon become known, so I choose to release this brief notice that I am now filing for divorce.” The Sanfords have four sons, and had previously said that they were going to try to salvage the marriage.
There have been a lot of cheating men in the news lately: Dave Letterman, Steve Phillips, Tiger Woods, but they’re not usually followed by a wife filing for divorce. Why? I guess these women have to ask themselves if they’ll be happier with or without him, and the optimistic ones probably hope that their husbands will be faithful from now on. There’s also the issue of the spotlight; it’s hard enough having the world learn that your husband cheated on you, I’m sure plenty of women don’t want a highly-publicized divorce as well.
One of the most interesting examples is Hillary Clinton, whose husband’s infidelity made headlines for about a year. Maybe she stuck around because she needed him for her own political ambitions? Either way, it seems to have worked out for the best.
What do you guys think? Would you divorce a cheating husband?