Edwin Edwards, now 86 years old and still dubbed the "King of Louisiana," shocked the state (and his family) when he married Trina Grimes Scott, a woman 50 years his junior. They became pen pals while Edwin was serving an 8 1/2 year prison sentence for bribery and extortion - charges stemming from his tenure as Governor of Louisiana - and married when Edwin was released. This colorful couple heads a newly combined family comprised of Edwin's daughters: Anna, a 63-year-old, four-time divorcée and Victoria, a seen-it-all former performer who is never far from her electronic cigarette, as well as Trina's sons from a previous marriage, 16-year-old Logan and 14-year-old Trevor.
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The Governor's Wife - Mark Sanford's disappearance and extramarital affair - Netflix
From June 18 until June 24, 2009, Republican South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford's whereabouts were unknown and there was media coverage of what was described as his disappearance. Subsequently the Governor reappeared and admitted that he had been in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair. He stated that in 2001 he met and became friends with this woman and that they started having a sexual relationship in 2008. His wife, Jenny Sanford became aware of the relationship in January 2009, and it was later revealed that two weeks prior to June 24 Sanford and his wife had begun a trial separation. The woman was later identified as Maria Belén Chapur, an Argentine journalist. During the six days of absence, one of the excuses offered by Sanford's spokesperson was that Sanford was hiking the Appalachian Trail. As a result, “hiking the Appalachian Trail” or “hiking the Appalachians” became a euphemism for a sexual scandal in the English language.
The Governor's Wife - Immediate aftermath - Netflix
Sanford resigned as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, but made no comment about the possibility of resigning his position as Governor of South Carolina. “Backroom political maneuvering may keep him in office another 18 months, but everyone knows his governorship, and likely any political future, is over,” opined Dr. Benjamin Ladner in The State on July 2, 2009. Sanford remained with his family on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at his beach home and was planning to return to work for cabinet meetings the next day. Mrs. Sanford and their children moved out of the governor's mansion on August 7, 2009, leaving Sanford behind. On December 11, 2009, Jenny Sanford announced that she was filing for divorce, calling it a “sad and painful process.” On February 26, 2010, a Charleston County, South Carolina Family Court Judge approved her request. Following the divorce, Jenny Sanford retained ownership of the Sullivan's Island home. Later, Sanford indicated he had no intention of resigning, even though some State officials and citizens alike called for his resignation. However, Sanford defended the legitimacy of a previous two country trip organized by the South Carolina Department of Commerce, but said that he would reimburse the government for the Argentina part.
The Governor's Wife - References - Netflix