June 9th, 2010
09:34 AM ET
5 years ago

Gore daughter separates from husband

 Karenna Gore Schiff, the oldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore.
Karenna Gore Schiff, the oldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore.

(CNN) - Karenna Gore Schiff, the oldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore, has separated from her husband, Dr. Andrew Schiff, after 13 years of marriage, two sources close to the former vice president tell CNN.

This news comes just a week after the former vice president and Mrs. Gore announced their own separation after 40 years of marriage.

Gore Schiff is 36 years old, a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School. She married Andrew Schiff in 1997. They have three children.

Reached by CNN, Gore Schiff declined to comment on the story.


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  1. inofritzn

    LOL two Gores causing even MORE global warming by separating! This according to Al's buddies from U of Michigan that say divorced people increase their carbon footprint. Tax them both!!!! haha

    June 9, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  2. Dar

    Now thats a story...........................Who gives a crap CNN. There are alot of bigger news out there today.

    June 9, 2010 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  3. babs

    Oh well, guess her parents weren't the est roll models after all – balme it on global warming.

    June 9, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  4. Dis-gusted

    It seems the Gore family has caught a marital destruction disease. It is very disappointing to hear all this from a family everyone thought was such an intelligent and wholesome American family. However, no one knows what goes on "behind closed doors." I hope they are all able to handle their next set of problems after everyone divorces. And there will be a next set of problems.....just with different people.

    June 9, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  5. MD

    Can you imagine what the reaction would be if these two divorces happened in the Palin family?

    June 9, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  6. tensor

    And it's still none of our business.

    June 9, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  7. Marge

    Well she hasn't divorced yet as her father and mother haven't. I guess they took Rush and Newt as examples of all those multiple marriages. If those two can get away with divorce, divorce divorce while they preach family values anybody can. Oh and I forgot Sanford of SC.

    June 9, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  8. Denise

    Isn't this the new American family the liberals have been pushing? Not happy leave your spouse. They're just doing what they've been pushing on us all along.

    June 9, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. Joe

    These are family values Gores, DemocRats and liberals actively practise in their life everyday! No wonder our society and family values are going down the hills. We feel deeply sorry for them but wish them well.

    June 9, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  10. Caral from SoCal

    I am so sad for the whole Gore family. While I don't agree with Al Gore politically, it was a bright spot on the political scene to have a couple married 40 years, happy, and liking each other.

    June 9, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  11. ac

    Bush stressed her out. It was Bush's fault that she is separating.

    June 9, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. betty

    Very sad...I'm divorced and divorce is no picnic. I hope the best for both Gore women and their children. The Guys in this scenerio ...whatever.

    June 9, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  13. Richard Puente

    What an unusual chain of events with this family. Seems to me that there are internal problems with this family that leads to somthing "nasty" happening in the woodshed.

    June 9, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  14. Sam

    doesn't anybody stay together anymore?

    June 9, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  15. Joe

    Notice how the Capitalist Elite bureaucracy maintain their numbers? Money and elitism! It seems that if you have the money, you get accepted to Ivy Leage schools. Those schools don't mean much anymore because they don't admit on a meritorious basis.

    June 9, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  16. Jeff

    Will there be laughing similar to that directed at Bristol Palin, Rush, Newt, etc? Gee, I wonder why?

    June 9, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  17. Capt. Snarky

    Kooky. Monkey see, monkey do?

    June 9, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  18. Biff

    The Gore women are finding that being a beard isn't all it's cracked up to be just to give the appearance of being liberal. After all, Tipper is completely against our First Amendment. Maybe she'll hook up with Cheney...

    June 9, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  19. Mayank

    sad news.

    June 9, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  20. Thomas

    This is really a non-story.

    These are two citizens splitting up. Let them have some privacy. Neither of them are "public figures" and the only newsworthy connection is that one of them is the daughter of another public figure who is separating from his wife.

    June 9, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  21. andre

    i blame global warming... (in all retrospect that really does suck i feel for that family)

    June 9, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  22. Max In NY

    Excuse me CNN...but why is this news? Why don't you report on global warming, Darfur, poverty, etc...

    This is tabloid news...its disgusting that someone with your resources/power reports on this junk

    June 9, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  23. valwayne

    Must be contagious?

    June 9, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  24. Ender

    Who cares?

    It's not politics.

    Why put it on the ticker?

    June 9, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  25. LouAz

    Does this trend start with some "One Stop Legal Separation Kit " available at Wallly World or OfficeMin ? This is not Political News !

    June 9, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
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