The news last week that longtime Washington power couple Al and Tipper Gore have separated after just passing their 40th anniversary came as a surprise to many, as the couple always projected the image of a happy marriage and loving relationship.
It appears the elder Gores aren’t alone in their marital woes. It came to light today that Karenna, the 36-year-old daughter of the Gores, is also involved in a marital separation. Friends of the Gore family report that Karenna and husband Andrew Schiff, who have three small children, have been separated for a “couple of months.” Gore and Schiff have been married for 13 years, and the couple are reportedly in counseling.
A friend of the family who declined to be identified spoke to press about the nature of the split, saying:
“It’s amicable and they are in counseling. They are not divorced.”
Karenna Gore is a lawyer, and is currently working on a documentary about “inspirational women.” Reps for the Gores declined to comment on the separation.
[USA Today, MSNBC]