After 40 years of marriage, former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper have decided to separate!

Here’s a statement released by the couple:

“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.”

SOURCE

A spokeswoman for Gore confirmed the statement, which was sent via e-mail to friends and family, but declined to offer any further comment. The Gores have four adult children and three grandchildren.

We wonder what lead to this sudden break-up though. Do you think Al was stepping out on Tipper on the low? Or was Tipper the one creeping? Or did they both have some skeletons in the closet and just decided it’d be best to just call things off before word got out? Don’t mind us, we’re just speculating here!