Jenny Sanford's statement

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Jenny Sanford issued a statement Friday morning. The statement in it's entirety is below:

"As so many of us know, the dissolution of any marriage is a sad and painful process.  It is also a very personal and private one.  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. This came after many unsuccessful efforts at reconciliation, yet I am still dedicated to keeping the process that lies ahead peaceful for our family.

I remain thankful to so many across this state and nation for their words of encouragement and prayers during this difficult time.  Please know the boys and I are doing well and are blessed with the incredible support of friends and family and bolstered by our faith and the unfailing love of our God above."