US chat show host Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife citing “irreconcilable differences”.
His wife of 13 years, Shawn Southwick (50) filed her own petition hours later, citing the same reasons. The couple have two sons together, aged 11 and 9.
King’s lawyer said he was hoping to “keep this divorce amicable”. Although she is his seventh wife, it is the eighth time he has filed for divorce. He was twice married to and divorced from ex-wife Alene Atkins.
Ms Southwick is seeking spousal support as well as the ownership of the couple's home in Beverly Hills, California, and two properties in Utah. In his petition King (76) asks a judge not to award his wife spousal support and calls for an agreement which allowed for the transfer of property to her to be invalidated.