Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Last month, 85-year-old host Larry King filed for divorce from his 59-year-old wife, Shawn King, after 22 years of marriage. This is not the first time that papers have been filed in court to dissolve the marriage; in 2010 they called it quits, but months later they announced their reconciliation.
But now, Shawn King has opened up about the pending divorce. “It’s not fun. It hurts. Yeah, it hurts." The couple are parents of two boys, 20-year-old son Chance and 19-year-old Cannon. Both men have commented on social media showing their support and love for both Shawn and Larry. Chance said, "Despite what is being reported, let me set the record straight My mother never tried to steal my inheritance or my brothers. I want what any son wants for his family; health, happiness and peace.”
Larry also has three other children and has been married eight time to seven different women: to Freda Miller from 1952 to 1953, Annette Kaye in 1961, Alene Akins from 1961 to 1963, Mickey Sutphin from 1963 to 1967, Akins again from 1967 to 1972, Sharon Lepore from 1976 to 1983, Julie Alexander from 1989 to 1992, and married Shawn in 1997.
See Sarah Hearon, Larry King’s Estranged Wife Shawn King Breaks Silence on Divorce: ‘It Hurts,' US Weekly, September 17, 2019.
Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention.