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It's Splitsville for Larry, Shawn King

Marriage is ending after 22 years
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2019 2:42 AM CDT
It's Splitsville for Larry King, Shawn King
Cannon King, left, Larry King and Shawn King attend the Friars Club Entertainment Icon Award ceremony honoring Billy Crystal at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Larry King and Shawn King are ending their marriage after 22 years—which makes it the longest by far of the former CNN host's eight marriages. Sources tell TMZ that the couple's two sons, 19-year-old Cannon and 20-year-old Chance, "begged" the 85-year-old to divorce their mother amid a dispute over their inheritance. King's lawyer has confirmed that he filed documents to divorce his 59-year-old wife on Tuesday. There have been signs of trouble in the past, Fox reports. In 2016, there were reports that King was "embarrassed and anguished" over his wife's alleged infidelity. In 2010, King filed for divorce but the couple later reconciled. (Read more Larry King stories.)

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