Gore daughter Karenna announces separation one week after Tipper and Al

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]