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The Marriage Brand Suffers Yet Another Blow

06/03/2010

How could this be? Al & Tipper calling it quits after 40 years?

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage that included a White House run when their sunny relationship offered a counterpoint to President Bill Clinton’s philandering. Wow…what an epithet. To be remembered as the faithful one compared to Slick Willy. Definitely not tough to do. Even Larry King could possibly have played that role.

According to Hollywood Life (source of all news Hollywood that’s both fit and unfit to print), “Al and Tipper released a statement obtained by the AP, June 1, saying their decision to split was “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”

We asked experts to weigh in on why they’d be doing this so late in the game because it just didn’t make any sense! “People don’t always evolve together,” says relationship expert Whitney Casey. “For a while, opposites like Tipper and Al may attract but after 50-years of age opposites are just opposites.”

I’ve heard another theory – Tipper sees the future of Al’s global warming campaign and it’s not so bright. So she wants out while he still has some cash.

Regardless of political differences – I’m sorry for their entire family. I’ve been married over 30 years to the same woman. We’ve not always seen eye-to-eye but our marriage has been a sacred and invaluable component of our lives and those around us.

I wish them well…where ever their new lives take them.

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