Larry King files for divorce from 7th wife, Shawn

Carla Harmon
August 21, 2019

Larry King, 85, filed the divorce petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences.

A source tells ET that "Larry is in great spirits" amid his divorce proceedings.

Larry King and Shawn King, 59, a former singer and TV host, married in 1997 and have two adult sons, Chance and Cannon.

The Kings' marriage was a rocky one: Sources confirmed to PEOPLE in 2016 that the broadcast icon was distraught about an alleged yearlong affair his wife had been having. "He doesn't know what to do".

However, according to an insider who spoke with Shawn, she'd been told Larry may only have three days to live and their estate planning lawyer had told them to update certain documents, which they had mutually agreed to do, and so she presented them to him in his hospital bed.

Larry King has chose to part ways with his longtime love, Shawn Southwick King.

"I've been in the business next May for 60 years, and I've dealt with rumors for a long time", Larry said at the time. Interviewed people involved with rumours. Rumors are what they are - they're rumors.

"This week I'm the latest pin-up girl", Shawn commented.

It's not the first time he has submitted paperwork to end their union. The couple first filed for divorce almost a decade ago, but they later withdrew their petitions, multiple outlets reported at the time. Penate later admitted to the affair, but the couple chose to stay together.

Larry was married to Shawn Southwick King for 22 years and the pair share two sons.

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