Larry King files for divorce
Dateline: File, Various
Date: 04/15/2010 01:05 PM
FILE: Los Angeles, 8 February 2007
1. Mid-shot of Larry King
FILE: Los Angeles, 17 August 2007
2. Wide shot of Larry King
FILE: Santa Maria, 19 May 2005
3. Medium shot Larry King walking into court house
4. Wide shot Larry King leaving court and getting into SUV
Los Angeles, 9 February 2008
5. STILL - Larry King and wife Shawn King arrive to the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills California
Los Angeles, 27 August 2003
6. STILL - Larry King and his wife Shawn arrive for "The Bob Hope Memorial Tribute" show at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
LARRY KING TO DIVORCE
Larry King filed for divorce on Wednesday (14 APRIL 2010) shortly before his seventh wife also sought to end the couple''s nearly 13-year-old marriage.
The 76-year-old host of CNN''s "Larry King Live" filed hours before Shawn King filed her own petition. Both cited "irreconcilable differences."
The couple were married in a hospital room in 1997 three days before Larry King underwent surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel.
They have two sons, ages 11 and 9.
The petitions differ in that Larry King is seeking joint custody, while his 50-year-old wife wants physical custody.
Larry King is also asking a judge not to award his wife any spousal support and to invalidate an agreement in which he transferred property to her, court records show.
Shawn King''s petition seeks spousal support from her husband, along with ownership of the couple''s home in Beverly Hills, California, and two properties in Utah.
"His major concern is the welfare of his children," said Howard Rubenstein, a spokesman for Larry King, adding that the talk-show host would not comment further on the divorce.
King''s nightly news and interview show has been a CNN mainstay for nearly 25 years.
He has three children from previous relationships.