Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick, have stated on the record that their divorce proceedings are on hold. Instead of their divorce that they filed three months prior, it is decided that they will stay married. CNN host, and on his seventh marriage at 50, he has stated that they are in it for the long haul.
Larry King and Shawn Southwick have been devoted to each other for twelve years, why give that up? Especially, when they have raised two children together, Chance who is 11 years old and Cannon who is 9. The reconciliation is official and the the divorce case has been dismissed from follow-up court proceedings. Divorce is a tough decision, as well as legal separations, and it is important to discuss with family, sometimes legal experts as well as a therapist to see the best option for your particular case. For help on where to look, next steps for your situation, the best options for different marital situations, and legal advice on how to file for divorce please see this Bucks County divorce help page.
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Prior to marrying Larry King, Shawn Southwick was an actress. She played in mainly sitcoms. Her acting credits include appearances on Knight Rider, Benson, Who’s the Boss and Remmington Steele. She has three sons, two from Larry King. Shawn went into rehab in June of 2008 for an addiction to painkillers. She claims that she took the pills seeking relief from frequent migraines.
Papers that were filed for the divorce gave the all too famous reason of “Irreconcilable differences”
Let’s hope that the couple has an amicable split since there are kids involved.
Larry King has expressed that their lives are changing and that it will be for the better as long as they remain a family through it all. His eight marriages to seven different women due not however, hold true to this statement. With this past, how can we predict a bright marital future?
Allegations had been surfacing that Larry had committed adultery and in the worst societal way. It was stated off the record that he had cheated on his wife Shawn with her younger sister, which was denied by the sister herself. She stated that Larry King has served as a father figure to her, and with the age difference that is probably the only thing that has made sense since these allegations surfaced.
The divorce papers, had filed under what legally is considered “irreconsilable differences”, and Shawn would receive full custody of both Chase and Cannon. Division of marital assets was not divided equally either. Shawn was to receive all four houses and Larry would then deny all spousal support to Shawn. Shawn, has been doing better since the perscription drug overdose, as a on-the-record suicide attempt. Its from here, that they “irreconcilable differences” start to grow wary. Divorce is as you see not always the answer. Sometimes time apart brings people together. Separation helps individuals understand where there differences lie and whats really important. A knowledgeable attorney also serves as a strong point in providing guidance as to what is best for the couple financially. Philadelphia County divorce separation, child custody and spousal support lawyers are important to situations like this incident with Larry King and Shawn’s wife, where it seems that they may have been beyond reconciliation. The twelve year foundation has built too much or maybe just enough, care for the other to not remain together for such a though time in Shawn’s life. As Larry is also resigning from his 25 year long career as a host on his own self-titled show, Larry King Live, it is seen all these changes in their life will no doubt cause a strain on anyone’s family, let a lone relationship.