Al Gore's surprising split from wife Tipper was prompted by an affair he was having with Larry David's environmental activist wife, Star magazine claims.
And their passionate kiss on stage when Mr Gore launched his unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2000 was the talk of the campaign. TV's most successful sitcoms, Larry David stars in awkward comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Mr Gore has allegedly been having a two-year affair with environmental activist Laurie David, who divorced comedian Larry David in 2007.
The couple knew each other before they started seeing each other romantically, according to celebrity gossip and scandal magazine Star.
Miss David, who serves as a trustee on the US Natural Resources Defence Council, was a producer on the former Democrat presidential candidate's acclaimed Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth.
following a process of long and careful consideration.' There was widespread shock at the separation of the Gores, who met at a school dance and married in 1970.
Their playful romance enlivened Washington and appeared in contrast to the public travails of the Clintons during the eight years Mr Gore, now 62, served as vice president.