The estranged wife of talk show host Larry King has filed court documents seeking at least $33,100 per month in temporary spousal support.
Shawn King, 60, claimed in court documents that she has no form of income and wants Larry, 86, to pay her retroactively from August 2019 when he filed for divorce, according to an article Monday by TMZ.
The court documents claimed that Shawn gave up her lucrative TV hosting and modeling jobs as she became a homemaker to raise their children and was financially dependent on the former CNN host during their 22-year marriage.
Happier times: Shawn King,, shown in March 2017 in Arizona with estranged husband Larry King, has filed court documents seeking $33,100 per month in temporary spousal support
Shawn in her court filing claimed that Larry earns more than the $1.9 million per year from infomercials that he disclosed in court documents and noted, for example, his recent $5 million podcast deal to host The Millionth Question.
She also disclosed that the former couple made more than $4 million from the sale of their former family home in Beverly Hills.
The home was sold in January for $15.5 million after they bought the five-bedroom, Tuscan-style house in 2007.
Larry filed for divorce in August 2019, just five months after suffering a stroke in March, followed by heart surgery in April.
TV star: Larry, shown in February 2019 in Beverly Hills, California, Larry filed for divorce in August 2019, just five months after suffering a stroke in March, followed by heart surgery in April
The TV personality opened up last month after two of his adult children died weeks apart. His son Andy died on July 28 from a suspected heart attack at age 65 and his daughter Chaia died in August at age 52 following a battle with lung cancer.
‘It is with sadness and a father’s broken heart that I confirm the recent loss of two of my children, Andy King, and Chaia King. Both of them were good and kind souls and they will be greatly missed,’ the legendary chat show host said last month in a heartbreaking Facebook post.
‘Losing them feels so out of order. No parent should have to bury a child. My family and I thank you for your outpouring of kind sentiments and well wishes. In this moment, we need a little time and privacy to heal. I thank you for respecting that,’ he added.
Children’s death: Larry broke his silence last month after losing two of his adult children who died within three weeks apart. King’s son Andy, 65, died suddenly on July 28. He was followed by his sister, King’s daughter Chaia, 52, who died in August. Pictured l-r: Larry on Father’s Day in June with his son Larry Jr, Cannon, Chance, Andy and daughter Chaia
Larry also has 58-year-old son Larry Jr, from his brief marriage to Annette Kaye, and sons Chance, 21, and Cannon, 20, with estranged wife Shawn.
He adopted Andy, whose full name was Louis Andrew King, in 1962 after marrying his mother Alene Akins.
The couple wed in 1961, divorced in 1967, and remarried again from 1967 to 1972. They had daughter Chaia together in 1969.
Second filing: Shawn and Larry, shown in December 2018 in Los Angeles, both filed for divorce in 2010, but later reconciled
Chaia co-wrote a children’s book with her famous father titled Daddy Day, Daughter Day and her mother Alene died in 2017 while in remission from her second bout of lung cancer.
Larry married Shawn Southwick in 1997. They both filed for divorce in April 2010 amid claims by her son’s baseball coach Hector Penate that he had an affair with Shawn, which she denied.
Shawn and Larry reconciled, but he filed for divorce in August 2019 citing irreconcilable differences and listing their date of separation as June 6, 2019.
It will be Larry’s eighth divorce, if and when it becomes finalized.
Larry in February told People that his agnostic atheism and Shawn’s religion played a part in their split as well as their 26-year age difference.
Financially dependent: The court documents claimed that Shawn, shown in 2015 in Hollywood, gave up her lucrative TV hosting and modeling jobs as she became a homemaker to raise their children and was financially dependent on the former CNN host during their 22-year marriage
‘The age difference eventually takes its toll,’ he said. ‘Also my wife is a very religious Mormon, and I’m an agnostic atheist, so that causes little problems.
‘We overcame a lot, but it just hit a point where we didn’t get along,’ he added.
The Larry King Show star has had a complex and storied love life, with eight marriages to seven women and has fathered five children.
Love life: The Larry King Show star, shown in March 2019 in Beverly Hills, California, has had a complex and storied love life, with eight marriages to seven women and has fathered five children