Larry King, 85-year-old TV Icon, Seeks Divorce From Shawn Southwick

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Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife Shawn Southwick after twenty-two years. The duo tied the knot in 1997 and became parents in 1999 & 2000

Written By Radhika Sarkar | Mumbai | Updated On:

Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick King, and the duo is approaching the end of their marriage. After twenty-two years as husband and wife, and experiencing both highs and lows, given that Larry was going through multiple health scares, their marriage has come to an end. However, reports of infidelity against Shawn surfaced and speculations were rife that Larry had originally filed for divorce in 2010 before retracting the paperwork. 

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Apart from being Larry King's wife and a mother to two young boys, Shawn is a former singer, television host, actress and producer. Her career started when she sang in the television film, 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer', after which she performed solo in Nat King Cole's Christmas special and worked with Bobby Sherman alongside In 2012, Shawn also founded on-demand video network, Ora TV, with partner Carlos Slim 

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Larry King and Shawn tied the knot in 1997, which made her King's seventh wife. The nuptials took place in Larry King's hospital room as the television personality was preparing to undergo surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel in his heart. In 1999, the couple welcomed their first child together, Chance Armstrong King and just a year later, they welcomed their second child Cannon Edward King. 

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Meanwhile, in 2008 Shawn entered rehab for an addiction to migraine pain killers. However, two year later, Larry King's now estranged wife was found unconscious by her father in Utah after a suspected painkiller overdose in June 2010. Her reported overdose came just two months after Larry King first filed for divorce. Shawn Southwick was allegedly having an affair with one of her son's baseball coaches, Hector Penate. In an interview, Penate admitted to the affair, but both King and Southwick decided to stay together despite their differences. 

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