They couldn't just stick it out? 40 years. A lot to throw away.
"We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate. This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further."
Overheard on the private jet....
Tipper: "Oh shut up Al. I'm sick of being in Earth's shadow all the time!!! That's it. I'm done."
(spoken in Jan Brady's voice)