Al and Tipper Gore to separate after 40 years of marriage


Al Gore, former Vice President to Bill Clinton and environmental advocate, and his wife Tipper are separating after 40 years of marriage, according to an e-mail circulated today by the former couple, which stated,

“We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate.

“This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.”
The couple met at a high school graduation dance and were married on May 19, 1970.

Born Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson, Tipper is known as a professional photographer and for her work with the Parents Music Resource Center. The Gores have four adult children: Karenna, Kristin, Sarah and Albert III.

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