Oh dear. I think Larry King is trying to beat Susan Lucci’s character, Erica Kane on All My Children. He still has a ways to go yet though. While Erica has been married ten times on the daytime soap opera, Larry King has only been married eight. But with that marriage just officially ending, he’s now ready for marriage number nine, which will put him neck and neck with Erica. And here’s an interesting side note just to let you know how deep into the drama we really are – Although this may be King’s eighth divorce, Shawn Southwick is only the seventh woman to marry him. One of his wives married him, then divorced him, only to remarry him again and divorce him again.
Yes, Larry King just filed for divorce from his eighth wife, Shawn Southwick. And while it’s definitely sad that this couple of 13 years is breaking up, I really didn’t think that it was all that interesting. Except for the fact of course that Larry’s been married a billion times. But boy oh boy, is this going to get interesting! And very, very ugly. TMZ seems to be the be-all, end-all source for the story and they have everything from who filed divorce when, who wants custody of the kids, and some nonsense about how Shawn is being completely ridiculous about some houses that Larry sort of “gave” to her “out of guilt.” Oh, and she claims that Larry had an affair with her sister. Yep, this one’s got it all! I’ve pieced together all the bits from their different stories. From TMZ,
“Sources tell TMZ both Larry King and Shawn Southwick filed for divorce today after an explosive argument this morning at their home in Beverly Hills.
We’re told cars screeched out of the driveway, just after a nuclear argument.
We’re told the marriage fell apart over allegations of infidelity. Sources say Shawn is accusing Larry of having an affair with one of her close relatives.
Larry King had no comment, so far.”
“TMZ has learned Larry King just filed for divorce from his wife Shawn Southwick — the 8th time King’s pulled the plug on a marriage.
In the divorce papers, filed moments ago in L.A. County Superior Court, Larry blames the split on “irreconcilable differences.”
Larry, 76, and Shawn, 50, were married back in 1997 — they have two sons together.
Back in 2007, Shawn had bragged about being the only one of Larry’s wives to have made it into “the two digits.” She is the 7th woman to marry King.”
“TMZ has learned Larry King’s wife, Shawn Southwick has just filed her own legal papers for divorce.
Shawn’s lawyer, Joe Mannis, filed the docs minutes after Larry filed.
Shawn is asking for primary physical custody of the couple’s two kids, as well as spousal and child support.
She is alleging “irreconcilable differences.”
Shawn is also claiming much of the real estate as her separate property, including the Beverly Hills house she shared with King.”
“Larry King is asking for joint custody of his kids… TMZ has learned.
We broke the story …. Larry just filed for divorce from Shawn Southwick, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Larry’s lawyer, Susan Carter, says, “It’s a very sad day in Larry’s life and he hopes the divorce will be amicable.”
Carter adds, “Larry loves his children very much and will be an integral part of their lives.”
“Both Larry King and his newly-estranged wife Shawn say they separated Tuesday … this according to documents obtained by TMZ … and we’re learning more about the fight over their very expensive homes.
In her divorce documents, Shawn is specifically asking the judge to declare the following her separate property — their Beverly Hills mansion, a house in Provo, Utah, and a house in St. George, Utah.
TMZ broke the story … Larry transferred these home to Shawn several years ago, after Shawn confronted him about having a relationship with her sister, Shannon — a claim Shannon denies. We’re told Larry made the transfer to show Shawn he was committed to the marriage.
In Larry’s legal docs, he’s asking the judge to void the transfers … though he does not state the legal grounds.
In addition to the 3 properties, Shawn is asking the judge to declare all the furniture and artwork in the homes as her separate property.”
I have no doubt that TMZ is updating their blog minutely and that they will have a ton of more details coming out. And there’s no doubt that this one is going to be one fugly divorce! And probably very public too! Larry King is pretty private but I bet if you piss him off enough, he’ll spill all your dirty secrets. And I think Shawn is being a bit ridiculous about the houses too. Does one really need three houses? And granted, Larry doesn’t either, but it’s his money that bought them.
This is sure to be a high profile divorce indeed and we’ll keep you posted as more developments come out!
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