Did You Know? 10 Facts on Al and Tipper Gore

Following the news that Al and Tipper Gore will be separating after 40 years of marriage, we searched to bring you 10 tidbits about how they met, their public displays of affection and more!

10 Facts About Al and Tipper Gore

Love at First 'Dance'

Al and Tipper first met the night of Al’s high school graduation dance. He called her the next day for their first date.

Family Matters

They have four children: Karenna, Kristin, Sarah and Albert III, and three grandchildren: Wyatt Schiff, Anna Schiff and Oscar Schiff.

Breaking Away from Tradition

“All You Need is Love,” by The Beatles was played at their wedding ceremony by the organist.

Will You...

Al proposed while they were walking along the banks of the Charles River when Tipper was a junior at Boston University.

Puppy Love

They have two dogs, a black Labrador retriever named Shiloh, and a white poodle named Coconut.


Al and Tipper shared a long passionate kiss on stage at the 2000 Democratic National Convention that became famous to the public. This kiss was viewed as an effort to communicate that the marital problems between the Clintons at the time did not affect them.


They recently purchased a $9 million mansion in Montecito, California.

Wedding Bells

They were married May 19, 1970 at Washington’s National Cathedral in Washington D.C. They recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.

Born and Raised

Al and Tipper were both born in 1948 in Washington D.C. They were born 5 months apart from each other, Al being the eldest.

Rocky Times

The Gores hit a rough patch in 1991 after almost losing their son in a car accident.The long and emotional recovery kept Al from running for president in 1992.