Vice President Al Gore and Wife Tipper Gore to Split

This is sad.  And will I sound too self-righteous and bordering on puritanical if I say I find this shameful?  Yet this comes so out of right field and catches me off guard that I am stunned.  In this time when many in the nation can not get married for all sorts of bigoted reasons there are others who throw in the towel after 40 years of marriage.   It is an upside-down world.

In an email to friends Tuesday entitled “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said: “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 e-mail, which was first reported by by Politico, was confirmed for ABC News by Gore spokesperson Kalee Kreider.

Kreider would not go beyond the text of the e-mail in explaining the reason for the separation.

The Gores just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary two weeks ago. They were married at the National Cathedral in Washington on May 19, 1970. They have four children.

2 thoughts on “Vice President Al Gore and Wife Tipper Gore to Split

  1. Ferrell Gummitt

    You all can be relieved now, Tipper and Al’s Separation was George W. Bush’s fault at least according to CBS News:

    CBS News: “It’s been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention. That was followed by Gore winning the popular vote for President but losing the electoral vote. Family friend Sally Quinn says that may have done the marriage irreparable harm.”

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