Larry King Seeks Eighth Divorce
TV personality Larry King is seeking his eighth divorce.
April 14, 2010 — -- Breaking news, courtesy of Larry King: the veteran media personality is getting his eighth divorce.
King, 76, filed for divorce from Shawn Southwick, 50, today in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences" and asking for joint custody of their children.
TMZ quoted King's lawyer, Susan Carter, as saying, "It's a very sad day in Larry's life and he hopes the divorce will be amicable. Larry loves his children very much and will be an integral part of their lives."
Shortly after, Southwick filed her own divorce papers through her lawyer, Joseph Mannis. She also cited "irreconcilable differences" and asked for primary custody of their kids along with spousal and child support.
ABCNews.com's requests for comment from Carter and Mannis were not immediately returned.
King and Southwick were married in a hospital room in 1997 just before he underwent surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel. They have two sons -- Chance, born March 9, 1999, and Cannon, born May 22, 2000.