Larry King's wife Shawn has claimed that she was blindsided by his request for a divorce. But photos obtained by RadarOnline.com of her ignoring her talk-show legend husband after his April release from the hospital foreshadowed their shaky relationship.
As Radar revealed, Larry's hospital stay earlier this year turned out to be way more serious than first reported. Back then, his family released a statement saying the 85-year-old underwent surgery on April 25 after suffering angina, a type of chest pain that reduces blood flow.
“His doctor successfully performed the angioplasty and inserted stents to reopen the previous bypass from 1987,” the statement read. “He did not have a heart attack and he did not go into cardiac arrest.”
But a pal of Shawn's has contended that was a lie.
“They covered up what happened, but he had a heart attack,” Lisa Stanley, radio host on Los Angeles’ K-Earth 101, and close friend of Shawn’s, said on-air on Wednesday, August 21. ““He’s really ill.”
Stanley said that Shawn, 59, has been taking care of him, and that the divorce request was a shock to Larry's wife.
But scroll through Radar's gallery, which appears to tell a different story about Shawn's attitude towards her much older husband.
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On Monday, April 29, a frail Larry was released from the hospital and sent home.
Rushing To His Aid
Once home, a crowd of three people surrounded Larry, and helped him out of the car. But Shawn wasn't among them.
The group also accompanied fragile Larry up some steps leading into his home.
Queen of King
When Larry wed Shawn in 1997, it was his eighth marriage. She appeared aloof during his return from the hospital.
Shawn, who has two kids with the star, was seen standing off to the side during Larry's return home. It was strangely far away from her needy hubby.
Shawn did stop to take what looked like some photos of an unknown object in the distance.
Husband Needs A Hand
Singer/actress Shawn seemed not to be paying attention as Larry struggled up the steps to their home.
Shawn did carry a small bag inside, but that seemed to be the most help she was willing to give her husband.