Al Gore to divorce after 40 years of marriage
Former vice president Al Gore and wife Tipper are separating after 40 years of marriage.
“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.
Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential election to Republican George W. Bush. He has since campaigned worldwide to draw attention to climate change, which in 2007 led to a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."