Another marriage has gone bust for Larry King.
The CNN talk show host filed for divorce yesterday from wife number eight, Shawn Southwick. In his divorce filing, King cited “irreconcilable differences,” as reason for the split. Larry, 76, and Shawn, 50, were married in 1997 and have two sons together. He is seeking joint custody of the kids.
Sources directly connected with Larry King and Shawn Southwick tell TMZ Shawn believes Larry has been having an affair with her sister for 5 years … and the cover was blown when Shawn checked his Visa statement. One source says Larry bought expensive gifts for Shannon Engemann (Shawn’s sister), including a $160,000 car and gifts from Cartier jewelers and put them on his credit card.
Shawn reportedly starting looking at the statements, saw a Cartier diamond necklace, and then told a friend, “He never gave me a diamond necklace.” Friends tell TMZ there were numerous instances where the couple was fighting, sometimes physically. One friend recalls an incident outside of Nate ‘n Al in Beverly Hills a year and a half ago where the couple was “punching each other.”