OMG! Separation for Al and Tipper Gore?!
Matt | On 01, Jun 2010
Wow, this is big news only because I’m sure a many of us never saw it coming!
Al and Tipper Gore told their friends today, via a newsletter, that they would be separating after 40 years and two weeks of marriage. How sad… No cause was given for the separation. The couple say that, “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.” Politico obtained word from a staffer in Gore’s office and from a copy of the original email.
The Gores were the picture of stability while he was in office. Of course, this was only highlighted when the West Wing got to rockin’ and knockin’ with the Clinton-Lewinsky shenanigans and scandal. After office, once Al Gore assumed the role of global environmentalist, you still didn’t hear hardly anything negative about their marriage. But, it seems that people can grow apart no matter how long they’ve been together.
The couple and Al Gore’s office have maintained that they will not comment further on the separation. They are asking for privacy for their family during this time. Totally understandable. They currently live in Tennessee and have four grown children.