85-year-old playboy Larry King just cannot be tamed. It’s been announced that the deep-voiced television-news icon has filed for divorce from his seventh wife, 59-year-old, Shawn King. The two had been married for almost 22 years and have two sons, Chance (20) and Cannon (19). And of course, this split is bringing drama. Wealth makes everyone crazy!! This current super rich people divorce is brought to you by: Greed And Deception–do you think your wife is hoping you die of illness and take all your money? Time for a divorce!
Larry and Shawn both tried filing for divorce in 2010 but eventually reconciled, and Shawn was also accused of cheating in 2016. Back in April, Larry had heart problems and was in the hospital for a while recovering–this is where the monay-hongrayness showed its ugly face, allegedly.
Sources tell TMZ that Shawn gave Larry some legal papers in the hospital which would have given her some rights to their property and negatively impacted Chance and Cannon. Shawn and Larry’s sons apparently felt that their mother was trying to screw them out of their inheritance. The sons–who obviously think highly of their mom–told Larry and pleaded with him to divorce her.
Larry’s divorce documents put the date of the separation as June 6, 2019 which is funny because on June 7, TMZ talked to Shawn and she acted like everything was fine. Which makes sense since a source told TMZ that Shawn is “devastated” by this news and had no idea Larry was going to file for divorce. She apparently found out thanks to TMZ’s phone call.
Sources explain that Shawn only gave papers to Larry because the doctors said he might only have three days to live, so their estate planning lawyer told them to update their documents. It was a mutual agreement to update the documents and that’s what she showed him in the hospital. She “strongly denies doing anything that would compromise the inheritance of their 2 sons.”
Meanwhile, People is saying that this shit was “a long time coming,” according to their sources. The recent health scare showed Larry that he needs to get all the way away from the drama.
“Larry was close to dying and it really shook him. He realized that he hadn’t been happy for a long time…. They fought and argued all the time. But also it’s about protecting his kids. Shawn and Larry had essentially been separated for a decade. They sleep in separate bedrooms… Larry is no saint, but he was tired of all the drama… This was a long time coming. The marriage has been over.”
The source claims that Shawn did in fact cheat on Larry.
Hopefully Shawn secretly squirreled away enough of Larry’s money to keep herself afloat until she lands her next rich old guy. It’s going to be tougher the second time around, especially being branded a gold-digger by the last husband. You really jumped the gun, Shawn, by getting all excited in the hospital with legal documents. Tsk, tsk–a good gold-digger knows their timing.