Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Al Gore And Wife Come To An Inconvenient Truth
Former vice president Al Gore and wife Tipper have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage.
The Gores were telling friends they "grew apart" after 40 years of marriage and there was no affair involved, according to two longtime close associates and family friends, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it was a personal matter.
The associates said the Gores, over time, had carved out separate lives, with the former vice president on the road frequently. One of the associates said: "Their lives had gotten more and more separated."
“This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration,” the couple said in a statement to Politico. “We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.”
Al, 62, and Tipper, 61, were married at the National Cathedral in Washington in 1970. They have four children.