In a shocking announcement made Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore and wife Tipper revealed that they are calling it quits after 40 years of marriage. The pair said that their split is an amicable one and simply due to growing apart over time. Al, 62, and Tipper, 61, currently reside in Tennessee and have four children and three grandchildren together.

While some may be apathetic to the split, writer Carrie Sloan admits sadness is sharing her sadness across othe web:

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