After six wives and nearly 22 years of marriage to Shawn Southwick (59), many felt as if that Larry King (85) had finally found the love of his life.
Well, not so fast.
On Tuesday (August 20,) the legendary talk host filed for divorce from Southwick, according to various media reports. Court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court point to irreconcilable differences as the cause of the divorce, with the date of separation listed as June 6.
The couple share two sons, 20-year-old Chance and 19-year-old Cannon. Back in May, King himself shared a pic of him and Southwick kissing their son Cannon on the occasion of his birthday.
“Happy 19th Birthday to our dear son Cannon Edward King,” he wrote on his Instagram. “No one in the world like him. He’s a bright light and a joy in our lives. He’s so funny and so smart and so kind. Anyone lucky enough to know Cannon King has a better life.”
Granted, it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the couple, who have long been the center of rumors surrounding possible infidelity. And yes, some fans may remember that King submitted paperwork to end their marriage all the way back in 2010 when it was reported that Southwick, a former singer and presenter, had an affair with one of their son’s baseball coaches.
Larry has since been recovering from a recent angioplasty procedure he underwent in April. The 85-year-old’s rep released a statement about Larry’s conditions following his hospital stay.
“On the morning of Thursday, April 23, Larry King was scheduled for an angioplasty. Before his scheduled procedure, he experienced angina and went to the hospital early to be examined. His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987. He has been recuperating in the hospital and is scheduled to be released soon. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery. To be clear, and contrary to published reports, his doctors say he did not have a heart attack and he did not go into cardiac arrest.”
Here’s to hoping that Larry and Shawn find the happiness they deserve, whether together or apart.