Former Vice President Al Gore has separated from his wife of 40 years Tipper, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The Associated Press got an email from Gore saying the separation was “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”
62-year-old Al Gore ran for president in 2000 and lost amid controversial election results in Florida which became the subject of an HBO movie called Recount.
Gore, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, gained international fame and popularity after his film An Inconvenient Truth won an Oscar in best documentary in 2006.
Tipper was a controversial figure in the early 90s when she voiced strong support in labeling records that she thought may be profane.
The couple’s holdings are massive. Just this April, The Gores bought a $8.8 million ocean view villa in Montecito, California—which is also home to Oprah Winfrey.
They also own a 10,000 square foot mansion in Belle Meade, Tenn.
The Gores also own a Tudor home in Arlington, VA, a farm in Carthage, Tenn and a 100 foot house boat that’s docked in Smithville, Tenn.
The couple just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 19. They have four children—Kareena, Kristin, Sarah and Albert III.