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Love, etc.: Ex-veep daughter Karenna Gore and husband Drew Schiff separate


Karenna Gore and Andrew Schiff after their wedding ceremony, 1997. (AP/Karin Cooper)

Karenna Gore Schiff, 2006. (Helayne Seidman)

Separated: Karenna Gore Schiff, 36, and Drew Schiff, 44, after nearly 13 years of marriage. The news comes just a week after Al and Tipper Gore announced their separation after 40 years. Friends of the Gore family confirmed the split to People magazine but emphasized that the NYC-based parents of three children are in counseling together and have not divorced. The two married in July 1997, after a nine-month courtship, before 300 guests at Washington National Cathedral (where her parents wed in 1970), followed by a reception at the vice presidential mansion where Aretha Franklin performed.
At the time, she was a recent Harvard graduate headed to law school; he was a young doctor from an old-money finance family with degrees from Brown and Cornell. More recently, he's been working for a biotech investment company, and she's been raising the kids (ages 3 to 10) and working on a documentary project.

By The Reliable Source  |  June 9, 2010; 10:44 AM ET
Categories:  Love, Etc. , Politics  
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Comments

I have always found Karenna Gore to be totally self entitled and self absorbed. I could never imagine her married to a doctor.

Posted by: SoCali | June 9, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Damn !!!!

I hate to hear about that feces !!

Posted by: flyersout | June 9, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Karenna's younger sister Kristin (the comedy writer) has already been divorced from her husband Paul Cusack. I wonder what it is about these girls that leads to that.

Posted by: vuac | June 9, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Clearly because they are godless liberals! Pray baby pray!

Posted by: byxnet | June 9, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

They must be on the divorce attorney's family plan.

Posted by: nojunk4me | June 9, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

How about just nnya nnya nnya for a while:

They're not in public life, why care -- let it go..

** nnya: nunaya freaking beeswax

Posted by: icyone | June 9, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Once the sexual aspect of a relationship wanes and dies, a new future is in order.

Posted by: perryneheum | June 9, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Must be a genetic defect in the Gore family, obviously passed down through Tipper.

Posted by: Nick_in_Alexandria | June 9, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

That's too big an age difference.

She married too young.

Posted by: chunche | June 9, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

At least Ted Haggard and his wife have stuck it out. Which must be a great source of inspiration to Larry Craig and his wife.

Speaking of Ted. Did everyone see Ted is getting back into the Church business again? I suspect he found the marriage counseling business a little on the slow side for income. Being a pastor and loving your parishioners has always been a great money making opportunity. If you can save your soul for all eternity with those weekly contributions what the heck.

Posted by: James10 | June 9, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

"[T]he NYC-based parents of three children are in counseling together and have not divorced." I hope each commits (again) to love the other and their children more than self, and thus live the true nature of every successful marriage.

Posted by: DoTheRightThing | June 9, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Wow this is shocking news - not. Hope her kids turn out better than she did.

Posted by: tmw-online | June 9, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Who cares?

Posted by: sally62 | June 9, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm SO sick of hearing about divorces. Does ANYONE remember when they stood before God and said the words "for better or worse, through sickness and health"? In a lot of cases it seems like nothing but a charade! I was married for 14 years and it was sometomes very hard but we were together until my husband died relatively young at the age of 42. I don't get it...if you REALLY love someone you don't just ''fall out of love" with the other person!!

Posted by: slamming | June 9, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps it is the daughters who having seen and experienced the reality about these control freak white men, of the like minded verity and no satisfaction at the home front. And or that closed mentality of the puritans finally convinced the mother that old Gore TN puritan hypocrite life style was just all a farce and hog wash. As for Al himself, the SOB is nothing but an old over fed, over paid ham.

Posted by: winemaster2 | June 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

For all you judgmental people out there - to quote your hero - let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Posted by: GuamResident | June 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Looks like it's a genetic disorder called liberalism!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jimbo77 | June 9, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I love the "Liberals" stuff.

The rates of Divorce, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and abortions in Red States tower over the rates in the Blue States.

Must be all that good religion they're getting.

Posted by: SwellLevel5 | June 9, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Marriage counselor. Wife respect the husband. Husband love the wife as himself and show affection. Hard work. Get back together! It can be done.

Posted by: leewifflestin | June 9, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Why is this in the news? Kareanna has no public role, and has never sought public office as far as I know. She is not a public figures. So is the WPO now going to post the names of others not in the public eye who get separated?

Posted by: edwardallen54 | June 9, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Karenna's hot. Why separate?

Posted by: fbutler1 | June 9, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

And that's why Gores do it,
Shania Twain did it
Even Larry King did it
Let's do it, let's get divorced.

Sorry Cole.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | June 9, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

What's his second cousin, twice removed marital status? I mean since we're going thru the family tree and all...

Posted by: kahlua87 | June 9, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

The entire Gore family obviously has rotten value sets. Who'da thunk?

Posted by: Smarg | June 9, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse


Family members of political figures are always off limits, right Dims? Hmm?

Posted by: screwjob16 | June 9, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Any of the commenters that are implying that political liberalism has anything to do with divorce should take note of the following, definitely non-exclusive, list:
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The week ended with 59 year old Rush Limbaugh’s fourth marriage, this one to a 33 year old woman whom he met during the divorce of his third wife.
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Newt Gingrich has been married three times. His two previous marriages ended in divorce after he had affairs with younger women and when his wives were seriously ill.
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Bob Dole left his wife, and then teenage daughter, Robin, in 1971 -- having had dinner with them twice in the year before he asked for the divorce.
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Sen. John McCain was still married and living with his wife in 1979 while, according to The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, "aggressively courting a 25-year-old woman who was as beautiful as she was rich." McCain divorced his wife, who had raised their three children while he was imprisoned in Vietnam, then launched his political career with his new wife's family money.
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Rudy Giuliani informed his second wife, Donna Hanover, of his intention to seek a separation in a 2000 press conference. The announcement was precipitated by a tabloid frenzy after Giuliani marched with his then-mistress, Judith Nathan, in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade, an acknowledgement of infidelity so audacious that Daily News columnist Jim Dwyer compared it with "groping in the window at Macy's." In the acrid divorce proceedings that followed, Hanover accused Giuliani of serial adultery, alleging that Nathan was just the latest in a string of mistresses, following an affair the mayor had had with his former communications director.
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Posted by: DKUVA | June 9, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

This is great. Soon you are going to hear how Tipper and her son in law had an affair! AWESOME!! LOL!!! Too coincidental if you ask me!

Posted by: sanmateo1850 | June 9, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

She got married at 22? No wonder it didn't last. I don't know anything about her. However, what I do know is that at 21 or 22 most people are just realizing who they are as an adult. They still have several years of maturing and growing to do.

Posted by: jabreal00 | June 9, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Like mother, like daughter. Is anyone really surprised? LIBS are notorious for failure and giving up.....

Posted by: askgees | June 9, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

For all you judgmental people out there - to quote your hero - let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

Posted by: GuamResident | June 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse


Are we throwing stones at you???

Posted by: askgees | June 9, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

DKUVA wrote:

Any of the commenters that are implying that political liberalism has anything to do with divorce should take note of the following, definitely non-exclusive, list:
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The week ended with 59 year old Rush Limbaugh’s fourth marriage, this one to a 33 year old woman whom he met during the divorce of his third wife.
----------
Newt Gingrich has been married three times. His two previous marriages ended in divorce after he had affairs with younger women and when his wives were seriously ill.
---------
Bob Dole left his wife, and then teenage daughter, Robin, in 1971 -- having had dinner with them twice in the year before he asked for the divorce.
---------
Sen. John McCain was still married and living with his wife in 1979 while, according to The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof, "aggressively courting a 25-year-old woman who was as beautiful as she was rich." McCain divorced his wife, who had raised their three children while he was imprisoned in Vietnam, then launched his political career with his new wife's family money.
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Rudy Giuliani informed his second wife, Donna Hanover, of his intention to seek a separation in a 2000 press conference. The announcement was precipitated by a tabloid frenzy after Giuliani marched with his then-mistress, Judith Nathan, in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade, an acknowledgement of infidelity so audacious that Daily News columnist Jim Dwyer compared it with "groping in the window at Macy's." In the acrid divorce proceedings that followed, Hanover accused Giuliani of serial adultery, alleging that Nathan was just the latest in a string of mistresses, following an affair the mayor had had with his former communications director.

**Thank you for your succinct and accurate rebuttal of these right-wing morons taking shots at liberals/progressives. Can't wait for the next "family values" right-winger to be exposed as a pervert or adulterer. There's been a lot of those lately...

Posted by: joemomma3 | June 9, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

This is the first time I have ever read blog comments, and I am absolutely amazed at the number of people who have so much to say about others' personal lives. Don't you have something more constructive to do?

Posted by: scout8 | June 9, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I respect the Gore's privacy, but I am curious and wonder what in the world would cause two divorces in a family within a short time frame?

Posted by: mtroillard | June 9, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Don't you have something more constructive to do?
Posted by: scout8
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No, but apparently you do...so get to it and leave us the hell alone!

Sheeeeesh!

Posted by: sosueme1 | June 9, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Excess CO2 infliltrating the Gore clan?

Posted by: sosueme1 | June 9, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

She got tired of supporting his heroin habit, and he got tired of her complaining about it. Happens every day.

Posted by: johng1 | June 9, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Just goes to show that the Gores were never any better than the Clintons. By that I just mean that people always thought Bill and Hillary were these calculating fakes, while the Gores were perfect. Now Al and Tipper are getting divorced, their daughters are divorced/divorcing (respectively), and their son has all kinds of problems.

I guess the former VP (whom I respect and admire) and his wife should've spent more time working on their marriage/parenting, and less time embracing pet causes.

Posted by: alc0f7 | June 9, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

three more times and they will catch up with Rush

Posted by: chet_brewer | June 9, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Love, American style

Posted by: theFieldMarshall | June 9, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

This has nothing to do with politics or party affiliation. It has everything to do with morals, commitment, and communication. Even then, sometimes things just don't work out, and that should to be lamented, not used as fodder for tasteless sniping and self-righteous comments.

Posted by: wrigleywrat | June 9, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Too bad. Divorces happen. Best to leave the politics out of it (unless we're dealing with major hypocrisy) and wish the best for the real people involved.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 9, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Too bad. Divorces happen. Best to leave the politics out of it (unless we're dealing with major hypocrisy) and wish the best for the real people involved.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 9, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore has unleashed a plague upon his own house. Karma is a b-i-t-c-h !

Posted by: ashafer_usa | June 9, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Folks, leave all of them alone.
They have asked for privacy and I believe we should honor that request regarding all members of the family.
The daughters are not public figures; what occurs as they develop their lives is none of our business.

Posted by: Judy-in-TX | June 9, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

She would fit in in the churches in DC especially SE, we welcome fat trash of any color and this sounds trashy to us my peeps of veeps.

Posted by: FakeFatSEChurchby7DPo-Po | June 9, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

It amazes me how partisans in each party continue to harp on sexual infidelity and marriage failures as evidence of the lack of moral fiber of their political opponents.

Politicians hold the positions they hold not because they particularly believe in them, but because that is what gets them elected, i.e., gets them paid. It's their job. Never confuse the role with the actor.

Posted by: gbooksdc | June 9, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

I would do her just as long as she doesn't look at me.

Posted by: zcxnissan | June 9, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

She is a nice person, I'm sorry to hear about this.

Posted by: Nymous | June 9, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

I think this is sad, the divorces and tthe scum, mostly of the talk radio variety. They are trying to outdo each other with the ugliest crudest comments. Of course, Rush is now working on marriage #4 but he is still your hero.

Posted by: jakefree | June 9, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Hey Smarg
Still posting the same level of self righteous trash as you do at FrumForum, glad to see you're consistent at least

Posted by: jakefree | June 9, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

It really kills me that the extreme vitriol expressed in comments regarding the Gore family's separation decisions come from people who THINK they're Christian. Boy, I sure would like to debate theology with them. But then close-minded literalist conservatives can never expand their minds enough to apprehend that nothing is ever what it seems and that goes for the institution of marriage as well as politics.

Posted by: esotericme | June 9, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

Please list all the couples separating in the US. I'm sure it is bound to be big news.....snooze.

Posted by: rcvinson64 | June 10, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

I suppose this is George W. Bush's fault too.

Posted by: crumbcake | June 10, 2010 3:35 AM | Report abuse

So many bitter people here, speculating on matters that do not concern them.

Posted by: JohnQCitizen | June 10, 2010 6:26 AM | Report abuse

She is a nice person, I'm sorry to hear about this.

Posted by: Nymous | June 9, 2010 10:26 PM
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I have no idea if she is a nice person. I am, however, sorry to hear about this because it is really none of my business nor is it anyone's. These are not public people.

Posted by: kevnet | June 10, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

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