Al and Tipper Gore are still married, but have been separated for two years, so it seems unusual that they are dating other people and finding love outside their 40 year marriage.
The former presidential candidate has been involved with environmental activist and philanthropist Elizabeth Keadle, and now his wife has met a special someone — the former editor-in-chief of National Georgraphic, Bill Allen.
Tipper, 63, and Allen apparently have known each other for years, both sharing a deep interest for photography, and have been seen out together at dinner parties in Washington.
A source told People that the two are very comfortable together. “Life feels very simple and solid and happy for Tipper,” the source said. “She and Bill have a really nice rapport.”
People notes that the Gores have no immediate plans to file for divorce; the estranged couple are both very active in the lives of their children and grandchildren and have recently taken them on vacation.
Allen, 71, was at the helm of National Geographic for a decade, and retired in 2004 after working 35 years at the magazine.
Under his direction, National Geographic won many awards for its stunning photographs, as well as recognition from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Keadle, who hails from southern California, is in her 50s, and travelled to Antarctica with Al at the beginning of the year to raise awareness about climate change and global warming.
Gore began a life of public speaking and environmental advocacy after he lost the 2000 election to George W. Bush. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work on global warming. He once called it “the greatest challenge we’ve ever faced.” His documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, won an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Tipper herself rose to fame in the 1980s for her crusade against sexually-explicit and crude language in pop music. The former couple met in high school, and married in 1970 at the Washington National Cathedral.