April 15, 2010

Larry King files for Divorce #8

Posted in Celebrity Divorce tagged at 6:23 pm by demetriagraves

It looks like we’re in for another messy public divorce with Larry King (76) filing for divorce number 8 on the heels of a scandalous split from his wife of 13 years Shawn Southwick (50). They have two children together, sons Chance Armstrong, 11, and Cannon Edward, 9.

Apparently minutes after King’s attorneys filed their court papers, lawyers for Southwick, who is a singer and TV personality, also filed divorce documents in Los Angeles, with both parties citing irreconcilable differences.

King has been married to seven different women, but this is his eighth divorce, because he remarried his third wife and then later divorced her.

Southwick bragged on the couple’s 10-year anniversary in 2007 that she was the only one of King’s seven wives “to have lasted into the two digits.”

The 5-foot-10 beauty made headlines when she entered rehab in 2008 for an alleged addiction to prescription painkillers. Apparently Southwick has taken medications because of her migraine headaches that she’s had since she was a young girl. She developed a dependency on painkillers as a result of being prescribed medication for the migraines.

The marriage reportedly crumbled after Southwick accused King of having an affair with her younger sister, Shannon Engemann, which Engermann denies. There are also rumors that their relationship has been rocky for quite some time, with them being seen arguing explosively in public a number times.

King is seeking joint custody of their children, while Southwick is seeking primary custody. Southwick has also asked for child support and spousal support and wants the couple’s Beverly Hills mansion, plus their houses in Provo, Utah, and St. George, Utah.

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