Say it ain’t so, Al. Star magazine is reporting that Al Gore’s affair is responsible for his split with wife Tipper Gore.
We were devastated when we learned that Al and Tipper Gore were separating after 40 years of marriage, 40 years of solid marriage. We witnessed them making out like teenagers in front of the whole world! If they couldn’t make it, what did that say about the rest of us?
The news, while not entirely surprising, is still hard to hear: Star is reporting that Al Gore’s affair with an environmental activist and Inconvenient Truth producer has been going on for two years. She is the ex-wife of Larry David. They divorced in 2007 after she reportedly got on with the caretaker of the couple’s summer home.
David’s agent Dorian Karchmar has already blasted the tabloid’s report, telling People magazine, “This report is completely, patently false. I have no idea where it started from or why, but it is absolutely, positively and patently untrue.”
There was some comfort to the idea that what happened came about naturally. They told us it was a mutually supportive decision. They told us that it only came about after careful deliberation. Friends hinted that she wanted a quieter, more personal life while he enjoyed his life in politics.
I’m still holding on to hope that Star‘s report is patently false, rather than see another good man fall. What do you make of this story?
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