In 1980, Al Gore was elected to Congress as a Tennessee senator, and Tipper took up political causes in her new capacity as a successful politician's wife.
Despite the new digs, a Gore spokeswoman, Kalee Kreider, has said that both Gores consider Tennessee their residence.
That makes filing for divorce a bit easy: Tennessee divorce laws are not terribly complicated.
Neither Al nor Tipper Gore has responded to this or any other allegation of extra marital affairs.
Sex scandals are interesting to the public because of our prurient curiosity into the private lives of public figures, but why is Gore’s alleged cheating relevant to the public?
One of his staffers, a tall guy, is standing right behind Gore, angling a protest sign over his boss's schvitzing head and neck, trying to give him some shade in the beating sun…when pushing into our midst is a little old lady from Long Island, brandishing her i Phone."You're in my way," she jabs at the young man.
Then, to me: "Al Gore should have been the president, you know.""I'm trying to shade him from the sun, ma'am," the staffer says.
She is unmoved: "But I can't happening—in the realms of political will and climate change. And in this window during which we have to choose between saving ourselves from the worst effects of the most challenging crisis of our time—or not—we're given a koan in the form of the lady from Long Island. But in the balance between a greater good and her, uh, needs, it's no contest.
She's made the trip all the way from New York to DC. After the march, we retreat to the DC Climate Reality Project offices; Gore is based in Nashville, though he travels frequently all over the globe. He's genuine, smart, emotional," says Jeff Skoll, a philanthropist, a sustainability investor, and the chairman of Participant Media, which produced Skoll has known Gore well for about 10 years. Gore and his staff are pretty spent from the day and the heat.
From a political perspective, Al and Tipper Gore used their marriage as a counterbalance to the albatross of the Clinton’s marriage when he was vice president.
When Gore ran for president in 2000, he emphasized his marriage and family to separate himself from the recently impeached Clinton.
Climate change has sent an emissary to the 2017 People's Climate March on Washington: a freakish, one-day heat wave.