NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Al Gore once claimed his romance with wife Tipper inspired the novel "Love Story" and the couple shared an uncomfortably long kiss before millions on the stage of the Democratic National Convention.
Now, after a 40-year marriage that survived the near-death of a child and the heartache of losing the disputed 2000 presidential election, the former high school sweethearts are calling it quits.
"After a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate," the Gores wrote in an e-mail to friends on Tuesday. "This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together."
She was probably pissed because Al wouldn't turn up the heat.
I can hear it now:
"Goddammit Al, I'm fucking cold. Where in the hell is this so-called Global Warming you keep talking about?"
"Shut the fuck up, Tipper. Give it another 200 years."
"Fuck you, Al. I'm moving to Florida."