NEWS BIZARRE Exlusive: Pictures of Mark Stanford mistress, Maria Belen Chapur...
Maria Benlen Chapur in photo from 2001 as a news reporter and right in 2008, lover to South Carolina Governor..
The woman at the centre of the Mark Sanford South Carolina Governor love affair has been named as Maria Belen Chapur, or Belen Chapur.... News Bizarre has obtained photos alleged to show 43-year-old Governor Mark Sanford mistress Maria Chapur.
Since news broke Maria Belen Chapur was Mark Sanfords lover, the mother of teenage boys has been able to allude a hungry news media.
Earlier post: The scandal and love affair between Belen Chapur and Mark Sanford began when the Governor of South Carolina appeared to have gone missing. Under enormous pressure, Mark Sanford returned to the United States from Argentina, after his office initially said he was hiking in Appalachia.
Maria Chapur lives at this upscale apartment complex across the road from the Buenos Aires Zoo in the Parlermo district.
The Argentine national, Maria Chapur, if the unofficial name of the woman known only as Maria by emails that romantically link Sanford to Maria Belen Chapur..
Reports say Maria Belen Chapur lives in Palermo quarter of the Argentine capital, and is separated or divorced from her husband. Maria Belen Chapur is said to be a fitness fanatic and a former TV journalist for VIVO TV Argentina.
Educated in Catholic schools, Maria Belen Chapur professes her belief in God, evil and the afterlife, according to press report. Yet Maria Belen Chapur joined in with Mark Sanford, a married father of four, and violated the Seventh Commandment prohibition against adultery.
Attending St. Catherine's Moorlands as a child, Maria Belen Chapur was long a private woman, and long time baccalaureate. According to reports, Maria Belen Chapur's mother is from a very powerful and well known "oligarchic" family in Argentina.
A few years out from school in the Buenos Aires upper classes, Maria Belen Chapur married a grain exporter. Maria Belen Chapur had two sons, now teens, one 15 and one 19.
Graduating with a degree in political science and international relations, Maria Belen Chapur took off to explore the world. Maria Belen Chapur learnt English, French, Portuguese and even Mandarin, after following her husband on business trips to major Chinese cities.
Those who know Maria Belen Chapur says she is very sporty and athletic, the savvy Maria Belen Chapur found learning Chinese difficult according to an AP interview dug up from 2005.
"It was like playing mimics all the time,"Maria Belen Chapur told AP business 4 years ago. "I've traveled to many parts of the world," Belen Chapur said.
"But this was the hardest place for me to communicate," Maria Belen Chapur admitted.
The only known confirmed picture of Maria Belen Chapur is from a short time working for Argentinian news TV. She was asked to do some reporting from New York in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Maria Belen Chapur's ability to accumulate contacts and her language skills also saw Maria Belen Chaput work as interpreter for various companies and business.
Now not so secret lover Mark Sanford and Maria Belen Chapur met eight years ago, Maria Belen Chapur was separating from her husband, and Sanford counseled her that she should try to salvage her marriage because marriage is "part of God's law."Read More:
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