Former Vice President Al Gore and wife of 40 years Tipper have decided to separate, the couple announced in an e-mail.
“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, who live in Tennessee and have four children together, marked their 40th anniversary on May 19th of this year.