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EXCLUSIVE: Larry King Divorce: It Got Physical

Apr. 15 2010, Published 9:30 a.m. ET

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Don’t let those suspenders fool you – Larry King has a temper, and so does his wife.

The divorcing couple has had a troubled relationship for five years, multiple sources tell exclusively.

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As reported exclusively Wednesday, Shawn accused Larry of sleeping with her sister.

And Larry accused Shawn of sleeping with their son’s baseball coach.

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COURT DOCUMENTS: Read Shawn's Petition For Divorce

“The marriage has been unwinding for five years,” one source who knows the couple told

And things got physical when Shawn and Larry slapped each other in public after a bitter argument.

It happened on Feb. 7, in Beverly Hills in front of Nate’n’ Al’s restaurant, one of Larry’s favorite places.

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The warring couple argued inside the restaurant and Larry got physical with Shawn, grabbing her arm hard.


They began yelling at each other and stormed outside. Eyewitnesses to the event say Larry grabbed Shawn by the arm and ordered her to go back in the restaurant.

But Shawn pulled away and slapped Larry in the face with her other hand.

Larry, infuriated, then pushed Shawn.

Witnesses were stunned as Larry and Shawn traded slaps.

“That wasn’t even the beginning of the end,” a source told “Things were already bad at that point.

“This marriage has been on the rocks for years.”



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