Rumors of an Al Gore-Laurie David affair surfaced yesterday, casting news light on the global warming advocate's separation from wife Tipper after 40 years.
But there is no truth to the report of the former Vice President's marriage ending thanks to a two-year affair with the ex-wife of Larry David, her agent says.
"This report is completely, patently false," says Dorian Karchmar, angrily rejecting Star magazine's shocking account of an Al Gore-Laurie David affair.
The agent added regarding the scandalous story that "I have no idea where it started from or why, but it is absolutely, positively and patently untrue."
We have some idea. Laurie David, herself a prominent environmentalist, served as a producer of Al Gore's 2006 Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth.
Here's a photo of them together ...
Are Laurie David and Al Gore having an affair?
Al announced his separation from Tipper Gore June 1, with the couple saying it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together."
Friends of the former couple, who said they were shocked, said at the time that the breakup was "not one of those [cheating] situations in any remote way."
David, who ended her marriage with Larry in 2007 amid allegations of infidelity, also told the Huffington Post personally that the story is a "total fabrication."
"I adore both Al and Tipper Gore. I look at them both as family," Laurie says.
Moreover, "I have happily been in a serious relationship since my divorce."
A rep for Al Gore declined to comment.