Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage. They are telling friends they "grew apart" and there was no affair involved.
According to an e-mail circulated among the couple's friends and obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, the Gores said it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration."
Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the statement came from the Gores, but declined to comment further.
According to two long-time close associates and family friends, their decision came after a "long process of careful consideration."
The associates said the Gores, over time, had carved out separate lives, with the former vice president on the road frequently. One of the associates said: "Their lives had gotten more and more separated."
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