Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Mary Elizabeth “Tipper” Aitcheson aka Tipper Gore have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage. The couple sent out an e-mail to their close friends to announce their separation, Gore’s spokesman Kalee Kreider has confirmed.
Al and Tipper claim it was “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.” The couple met at a high school graduation dance and tied the knot on May 19, 1970. The next natural step should be divorce.
“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.”
During their long marriage, Al Gore has received both a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth”, while Tipper decided to dedicate her time to serve as an advocate of mental health issues. They have 3 daughters and a son: Karenna, 37, Kristin, 33, Sarah, 31 and Albert III, 28.
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