Al Gore And Wife Tipper Announce Their Separation

First it was Speidi, now this: Al Gore and Tipper Gore have announced that they are separating after 40 years of marriage.

In an email to friends and family members, the couple said that the decision to separate came after “a great deal of thought and discussion” and that it was “very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision.”

The famous political couple made headlines when they locked in a passionate embrace at the Democratic National Convention in 2000 when Al accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. The kiss instantly became infamous and was slammed by critics for being too passionate for a public event.

The couple recently celebrated their 40th anniversary in Tennessee. Hey, at least they lasted longer than some Hollywood couples.