Former South Carolina governor and now congressman Mark Sanford announced on Facebook that he’s hiring a lawyer for the first time to deal with his ex-wife and their nasty custody battle. (He went without a lawyer during his divorce, he claims.) The custody spat has caused Sanford to end his engagement to his Argentine fiancée, Maria Belen Chapur, the woman with whom he famously had an affair while he was governor. Sanford’s being criticized by the media for the length of his post (2,346 words) and for its oversharing quality.
It’s been over four years since the Sanford divorce, but ex-wife Jenny still doesn’t want Sanford’s girlfriend around her children. In the new summons Sanford received, he is restrained from “exposing the minor child overnight to a member of the opposite sex not related by blood who could be reasonably construed as a paramour.” Sanford is telling all of his Facebook friends/fans about his restraints because, as he writes, “in as much as you sign my paycheck and you have elected me to represent you in Washington, I think I owe you my thinking on this personal, but now public matter.”