Following Her Parents, Karenna Gore Schiff Separates From Husband

It has been a rough week for the Gore family.

A week after former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper announced their surprise separation after 40 years of marriage, their eldest daughter, Karenna Gore Schiff, is doing the same.

Friends of Karenna Gore Schiff and her husband Andrew Schiff  told People.com that the couple is separating. They have been married for after 12 years.

A friend told the website "it's amicable and they are in counseling. They are not divorced."

A rep for Al Gore said "neither the Gores nor the Schiffs plan to comment."

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The family friend said that "both Al and Tipper have been to New York to help Karenna with the kids since her separation. Like all families, they rally."

Andrew works for a biotech investment firm and Karenna is working on a documentary. The couple has three small children.