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Bombshell Breakup! Larry King & Wife Shawn To Divorce After 22 Years

Larry King in Black Suit Holding Hands With Wife Shawn in Black Feather Dress As They Both look At Each Other Concerned With Rip Tear Graphic Through
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Aug. 20 2019, Updated 7:51 p.m. ET

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Bombshell breakup!

Larry King and his wife Shawn are calling it quits on their marriage after 22 years, can confirm.

The talk show legend was the one to file for divorce from his seventh wife, according to court records initially obtained by The Blast.

The docs reportedly reveal the 85-year-old pulled the plug and filed paperwork Tuesday.

King has been married eight times, to seven women.

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He married his high school sweetheart Freda Miller in 1952 at age 19 but the marriage annulled one year later.

He was then briefly married to Annette Kaye, who gave birth to his son, Larry Jr., in November 1961, whom the host did not meet until his son was in his thirties.

In 1961, King married his third wife, Alene Akins, a Playboy Bunny, but divorced two years later.

That same year he married Mary Francis "Mickey" Stuphin, who soon after divorced him.

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But in 1969, King remarried Playboy beauty Akins, with whom he had a second child, Chaia, in 1969. The couple divorced a second time in 1972.

Four years later, King married his fifth wife, mathematics teacher and production

assistant Sharon Lepore. The couple divorced in 1983.

The ladies' man then met businesswoman Julie Alexander in 1989, and proposed to her on their first date on August 1, 1989.

They ultimately separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992.

In 1997, he married his seventh wife, Shawn, a singer, actress, and TV host, in King's Los Angeles hospital room three days before he underwent heart surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel.

In 2010, the couple filed for divorce after a tumultuous several years, but later reconciled.



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