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, Goreâ€™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.
â€œWe are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate.
â€œThis 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.â€
During their long marriage, Al Gore has received both a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his documentary, â€œAn Inconvenient Truthâ€, 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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