The Gores announced today in an e-mail to friends that they are separating, just two weeks after their 40th wedding anniversary.
Politico’s Mike Allen, who obtained the e-mail and broke the news, said he confirmed the e-mail’s authenticity with a spokeswoman for the couple. In the e-mail, the Gores said:
We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate. This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.