Larry King, 85, files for divorce from SEVENTH wife Shawn King, 59, after 22 years… after ‘sons plead with TV icon to end marriage amid battle over money’
Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King.
The 85-year-old has been married to the 59-year-old actress for 22 years. They have two adult sons together.
The TV personality filed court documents in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, TMZ reports.
Split: Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King. They are pictured here in December last year
It comes after years of turmoil in their marriage but the breaking point allegedly came when Larry suffered a health issue a couple of months ago and was hospitalized.
A TMZ source claims Shawn presented Larry with legal documents that would give her rights over their property which would negatively affect their two sons, Cannon, 19 and Chance, 20.
The men apparently then went to Larry to express their outrage at their mother’s actions and pleaded with him to end the marriage.
The website reports that this was the catalyst for the most recent split.
The former CNN host has filed for divorce from Shawn once before in 2010. At that time Shawn had intended to file for divorce before her husband but his legal team pipped her to the post.
The couple eventually reconciled but were hit with cheating rumors in 2016.
It will be Larry’s eighth divorce if it goes through. He married one of his wives, Alene Akins, twice back in the 1960s.
In October 2017 a family source accused the couple of faking a happy relationship and claimed his family wanted him to end the marriage to Shawn who had been accused of infidelity.
At the time the duo were said to be talking to divorce lawyers after a brief separation that summer.