Forty years in, Al + Tipper = 4Ever is no longer forever. Sigh. Per Politico, the couple, who met at a high-school graduation dance and were really quite adorable as far as political couples go (no babies out of wedlock or Argentinean mistresses, for example), are calling it quits.
According to an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” that was confirmed by Kalee Kreider of the office of Al and Tipper Gore,
“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.”
Well, 40 years is a long time, good on you two. But Barack and Michelle, please, stay strong. We need you to maintain our faith in love in this cruel, cruel world, where even former vice presidents can’t make it work.
Tipper … Girls’ night?