TV talk icon Larry King, 85, filed for divorce Tuesday from his wife of 22 years, Shawn Southwick King. TMZ reports that the documents list the couple’s date of separation as June 6.
“Sources connected to the couple tell TMZ … they have been having marital trouble for several years now,” the website reports. “Larry has accused Shawn of infidelity. We’re told that has created tension for a while now, but the breaking point was when Larry was in the hospital a couple months ago.”
King reportedly underwent an angioplasty in April, and his health crisis apparently played a role in the couple’s latest marital problems.
“Sources say Shawn presented him with legal documents that would have given her certain rights to their property that would adversely affect the couple’s 2 sons,” TMZ reports. “We’re told they felt she was trying to screw them out of their inheritance.”
Family members reportedly encouraged Larry King to end the marriage, which is his seventh. King reportedly filed the documents Tuesday in L.A. Superior Court.
The couple’s two sons, Cannon and Chance, are 19 and 20 years old, respectively.