Remember this cringe-inducing mad passionate kiss of Al and Tipper Gore at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles?
Well, after 40 years of wedded bliss, it’s over.
Mike Allen of Politico reports:
Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday.
In an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said: “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 e-mail was obtained by POLITICO and confirmed by Kalee Kreider of the office of Al and Tipper Gore. Kreider said there would be no further comment.
[…] The Gores, who have four children and live in Tennessee, marked their 40th wedding anniversary two weeks ago. The Gores both grew up in the Washington area. They met at a high school graduation dance and were married at the National Cathedral on May 19, 1970, according to Tipper Gore’s White House biography.
I wonder if that’s why Al Gore bought that $9 million luxury mansion in Montecito, California in anticipation of his imminent single life as a swinging bachelor in the land of sun and Hollywood hotties? Afterall, Montecito, described by Google Maps as “among the wealthiest communities in the United States,” is only 95 miles north of Los Angeles — a mere skip, hop, and jump away.
Ummm, by any chance has Al been seen with Rachel Uchitel lately? That “lady” (a word, ahem, used advisedly) has an astounding facility at getting around. Let’s see…. There’s Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Tiger Woods, and most recently TV actor David Boreanaz.
The AP says that two un-named “longterm close associates and family friends” of the Gores insist there’s no affair involved.
H/t Fellowship co-founder Steve!