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Al & Tipper Gore Splitting after 40 years of marriage.


By Kelly Thomas - Posted on 01 June 2010

Link from CNN. This is so sad. I realize they lead very separate lives with his frequent travel and her various causes but I was really shocked by this. I saw her up close at the Human Rights Campaign dinner and she seemed very friendly and sincere. I was just thinking about Al Gore and wondering if he might be appointed in a leadership role and we continue to fight this oil spill. When I saw his name in the headlines, I was not expecting this.

(CNN) - Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have sent an e-mail to family friends announcing a mutual decision to separate, a longtime family friend told CNN.

"We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate," the message said. "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."

Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the authenticity of the e-mail but declined to comment further.

The couple, married for 40 years, has four grown children and three grandchildren.

Al and Tipper Gore's dramatic kiss on the podium of the Democratic National Convention in 2000 was credited for giving him a more human image in his presidential run.

"The sheer carnality of the kiss - the-can't-wait-to-get-back-to-the-hotel-room urgency, the sexual electricity flowing south - was riveting," Time magazine's Lance Morrow wrote at the time.

CNN Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger described the kiss as "one of the most memorable moments of the campaign."

"For those of us who have watched political couples over the years this is sad," Borger said. "They are a genuine couple."

 

He must have done something pretty serious.

"The sheer carnality of the kiss - the-can't-wait-to-get-back-to-the-hotel-room urgency, the sexual electricity flowing south - was riveting," Time magazine's Lance Morrow wrote at the time.

*Hurls!*  Ugh!   

Let's never bring that kiss up again.  *Shudders*  

It truly scared me for life.  

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Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. 

-- Benjamin Franklin

ROFLMAO!!!  I'm not a Gore fan either. But it's sad to see a long marriage end, and have to play it out in public.

What I want to know is who get custody of the internet and carbon credits????

Oh, you mean this kiss? Sorry, couldn't resist! I have heard of some couples separating after the kids leave for college, kind of staying in it for the kids, so it's not unheard of. I imagine they have been emotionally separated for some time but I'm sure their kids and his political career were the glue that kept them smiling and kissing for the camera.

Al Gore Tipper Gore Kiss awkward

 

It's very unfortunate that it's over, after lasting for so long. Misty my first inclination was that something happened during their marriage, and it's gonna be hard to convince me otherwise, but we just don't know yet what caused them to split. Well, I wish both Al and Tipper well.

My inclination when marriages of that length break up is that it wasn't one thing, like an infidelity or a betrayal of some kind, but more a consistent drifting apart. 

I wish them both the best for happy futures, wherever their hearts lead them. 

 

"Peace Cannot be kept by force.  It can only be achieved by understanding."

Albert Einstein

That is what it sounds like based on what I have read. It sounds like the Gores just drifted apart as you put it. Whatever happened it is sad though that it's over. Never would have guessed it.

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