South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford calls off engagement

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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 6:43 PM

CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford called off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur in a lengthy Facebook post on Friday, citing an ongoing lawsuit with his ex-wife.

Last week Jenny Sanford demanded her ex-husband undergo a psychiatric exam and take both anger management and parenting classes. The couple divorced in 2010.

The couple divorced after the former Governor of South Carolina tried to hide his affair with Chapur in 2009 by falsely saying that he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.

(Writing by David Adams; Editing by Sandra Maler)