Couple announces split via e-mail.
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."
Both native Washingtonians, the couple met at a High School graduation dance and were married on May 19, 1970 at the National Cathedral. They have four children together.
Scoop via Politico.