Meet Al Gore's New Girlfriend
Elizabeth Keadle is a longtime Democratic donor
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2012 8:49 AM CDT
In this Jan. 9, 2011 file photo, former US Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore delivers his speech in Jakarta, Indonesia.   (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)

(Newser) – Almost two years after Al and Tipper Gore announced their split, the former vice president has a new serious girlfriend. Elizabeth Keadle, called Liz, is a Democratic donor with a passion for the environment. And the Washington Post makes her sound like quite the catch, describing her as "independently wealthy, discreet, age-appropriate. All good things, if you’re one of the most famous men in the world." She lives in Southern California, is in her 50s, and is serious enough with 64-year-old Gore that she traveled with him (and, quirkily, Jason Mraz and Tommy Lee Jones) to Antarctica this year on a climate change awareness trip.

Gore and Keadle have apparently been in the same circles for years: She and her ex-husband were early investors when Gore purchased the cable channel in 2004 that he turned into Current TV. But sources say she had nothing to do with his separation from Tipper, to whom he remains married, neither of them having taken any steps to divorce. The Post—which also describes Keadle as "an avid horsewoman"—notes she stays under the radar, with no Facebook or Twitter accounts.