May 12th, 2010
12:39 PM ET

Larry King and wife reconcile

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CNN talk show host Larry King and his wife, Shawn King, have reconciled their "irreconcilable differences" and called off their divorce, a spokesman said.

They filed for divorce within minutes of each other in Los Angeles County Superior Court a month ago.

"We love our children, we love each other, we love being a family," they said in a statement. "That is all that matters to us. We owe it to ourselves and our children to continue being dedicated to each other."

The Kings have two sons, ages 9 and 11. Larry King, 76, checked out of the Los Angeles hotel where he's been living since the split and returned to their Beverly Hills home, publicist Howard Rubenstein said.

King and his wife, 50, were seen talking and hugging at a son's baseball game just days after the divorce filings.  When King married Shawn Engemann Southwick on September 5, 1997, it was his eighth marriage to his seventh wife.

King has hosted a nightly prime time talk show on CNN since June 1985. He previously hosted a late-night national radio talk show.

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  1. tryecrot

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  3. Frank Rizzo

    It's all about the Benjamins.

    June 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. brian

    omg....larry "wrinkle queen" king unwittingly married steven tyler of aeorsmith. check out the picture. he's so old he couldn't tell the dif. what a couple of tools these two are.

    May 13, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. P. ELLIS

    The King needs to retire, his # must be down & I can understannd why. When he comes on....time to click the remote.

    May 13, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. leonard

    How did Larry find out about his wife's affair....Larry: Okay I will take one more caller, Hank next door neighbor. What's up Hank? Hank: "This question is for Larry. Can you call your wife she keeps hollering out Hector Oh Hector please don't stop! and my household is trying to get some sleep".

    May 13, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jacqueline

    I agree that this whole charade was a publicity stunt..........Larry needs those numbers and this was a great way to do that!!

    May 13, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Suzanne

    Funny, how most of you do not care, but has anyone looked at how many comments their are regrding this? Maybe some of you should look at your own lives and make some right choices!

    May 13, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff

    Why are women not as outraged at what Mrs King did as they were with what Tiger and Jesse did?

    May 13, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  10. Frank

    The wife was sleeping with their kids Baseball coach in Larrys bed and apparently Larrys show was often on the TV at the time when she was engaging in the act !! Wife material? I think not Larry..

    May 13, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. Carol

    It's time for Larry to retire. If he was a woman he would probably have been put out to pasture a long time ago. We need some young blood. Anyone married to someone this old at her age is doing so for the money.

    May 13, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Michael Brown

    After all the stuff that came out in the media? Larry King is a joke and so is his wife! If it weren't for the fact that he was on CNN this wouldn't even be an issue. I guess we will be hearing about the divorce being ON again in 6 months won't we.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. bob

    if you meet someone when you are a kid or even anytime early in life and they happen to be your 'soulmate' whatever that is, you probably don't mind or even are happy to grow old with that person but hey if you have the bucks, man or woman, why would you ever want to be with someone your own age. larry is practically 100 yrs old and he is rich... i think, even though bernie made off with a piece of him. it makes sense to have a trophy wife... if you have to be married, look at hugh hefner. and if she walks off with a bunch of his money so what. they both got what they wanted and deserved.

    May 13, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. VAHMSM

    I was very happy with their decision, I wish more stars could work out their problems. I watch Larry each night on TV and I love his show, I think he has great guests and does terrific interviews.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. Larry King Blows

    You must have me confused with someone who gives a rip about Larry King.

    May 13, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  16. Montana Dude

    Reconciliation, HELLO!!

    May 13, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  17. Pat in IL

    I don't consider anybody's divorce or other like troubles to be any of my business - mostly because I couldn't possibly really the whole story unless I drink orange juice with them every morning. These people live in a parallel universe anyway, so most of us have no idea what kind of pressures, etc. they deal with in their marriage.

    May 12, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  18. salayem

    Lary what r u doing? u blew the chance to get one much younger.

    May 12, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Linda

    Larry...God is good, quit fighting what you know is the truth....remember Tammy Faye, and many others...your time is coming up, give God all the owe Him more than that! I Love you all! Linda

    May 12, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jerseymom

    No one's marriage is perfect, but I am allergic to public embarrassment. If they were going to reconcile, why air all the dirty laundry about him sleeping with her sister and her sleeping with the kids' baseball coach? It's trifling, and I'm sure the kids have been damaged by the publicity.

    May 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Ellen

    I believe this was all a publicity stunt. His ratings were down by 44% compared to last year and knowing people always want to hear the bad things with celebrities, they broke up, his ratings went up because everyone wanted to hear him talk about the break-up and about her sleeping with their sons soccer coach.

    All for ratings! Pretty sad.........

    May 12, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Rev Gant

    yeh right, she really loves him...... king is even homely for a joo.....and that says it all.....

    May 12, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  23. tessa

    Give me a break! She really is a gold digger and not at all attractive. She's staying in it for the money. Remember money talks!

    May 12, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Cliff

    Maddy says, "he's been hosting a prime time news show for almost 25 years on a major network!"

    Well, a couple of things.
    CNN is at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to cable news.

    As to Larry and his "hottie" getting back together I really doubt it was a money issue.

    I would venture a guess that after the fourth or fifth marriage Larry learned about "pre-nup" agreements.

    He is the new "Energizer-Bunny!"

    BTW, I always thought "Shawn" was a guys name? Hummm...makes me wonder!

    May 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  25. sal

    Good comments and bad comments. I guarantee you those who have witnessed the frailties of mankind would wish Larry and his wife all the best. I advise all to open up and stop judging others. My father has five wifes and the wifes are very good friends because they grew up seeing harmony as more normal than feelings of jealousy, which at the scientific level is an index of insecurity, not just with us but with other animal species. Did you know, with some animals, a male will seek to start own family by attacking another male, kill the offsprings to start a new family with the widow? Its so heart breaking to see the intruding male kill those young infants whilst the mother looks on. In cultures in which Men are known to take responsibility and will unlikely walk away from a spouse, the women exhibit less jealousy. They know the man will not leave them no matter what. Guys enough for now, just dig deep into yourselves in an honest manner. I know couples that trancended jealousy and feelings of insecurity and now lead what I call a higher order relationship. Guys be true to yourself. Its that simple. Attacking others is the wrong thing to do, you just be in control of your own lives and be sure you are happy and in harmony. I wish you all the best!

    May 12, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  26. brian

    loooove the comments.

    May 12, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  27. brian harlig

    just wondering 'bout something, folks. wonder if wifey has given him permission to continue porking her sister. also, are those silly outdated suspenders attached to his dick to assist in getting it up? just wondering folks.

    May 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  28. dxk

    Larry, let her go. I am sure she has a cousin you marry.

    May 12, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. sonshine

    we all know that Larry and his wife will never never get affected with all the negative comments we are throwing at them..... they are tooooo old enough to know what they want and listen....... it is none of our business ... ............. anyone amongst us that has not commit sin throw the first stone.

    May 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Jenniffer

    Viva Viagra...long life wife is just waiting for the bucks! Shame on both of you..Dirty people!

    May 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dennis

    Larry is a huge YUCK....she should take all of his jewelry, cars, homes, furs, and dump his ugly J*w as*

    May 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  32. vyvyan

    They deserve each other! Bleh!!!

    May 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Burbank

    Very interesting. I just made a comment about him being dead drunk and oblivioiusly laughing and joking around as though nothing had happened the day the monster Haiti earthquake hit and the moderator grabbed it. I wonder if this one will make it through the cover up...

    May 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Brandon Butler

    Just for the record... is sleeping with his wife's sister worse than if he slept with a stranger?

    I guess it's kinda-sorta wierder, but isn't it really the same concept that cheating is cheating?

    May 12, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Burbank

    Typical sugar daddy – gold digger trophy wife combo if I ever saw one!

    May 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  36. tcaris

    Can you imagine her being inspired when he drops those suspenders????

    May 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  37. tcaris

    I've never seen an honest interview with this yerk.

    What's our fascination with a yerk in suspenders anyway? Sheesh, he should be eatin givelta fish and watching his clothes dry.

    May 12, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  38. ALONE 4 2 LONG

    Good for thwm. Glad somethings workng out foe someone. Life is too short to not give reconcilliation a try.
    Its their business, not ours.

    May 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  39. mae

    He is sooooo creepy. I find it amazing that he is only 76 years old; he looks much much older. A good friend of mine is on the inside of CNN and from all he has told me about Larry King and his thing for blondes and only reaction is ewwwww. She has to be with that man for money. I can't imagine another reason.

    May 12, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Patrick Prince Egwakhide

    Thank you Larry, my media mentor for this peace you have brought to my heart!!

    May 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Sudhir Malik

    Shawn Engemann Southwick , you must treat larry King as a child, In Hindu philosphy, after sixty o say seventy old people starts behaving like a child, take care of our larry king

    May 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Geoff

    News Flash....Larry King just went to Lenscrafters and got brand new glasses....then he realised,' made a big mistake, .it was the wrong one-nighter......

    May 12, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Matt

    I'm sure creepy Larry will have their differences back to "irreconcilable" in no time...I can't believe there are still any women left in this world stupid enough to marry him.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Rick

    She is a DOG anyway.keep up the make up,geez Hoolywood.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Athena

    I don't understand why people get so emotional abotu this. They have issues like any other couple. Yea, sure.. he is not a handsome man, but why is everyone so cruel? Why are some of you sounding like it's personal?

    May 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Ignacio Taboada G.

    You should ask Tiger for the address of his therapist

    May 12, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Canuckfan

    Good for you Larry and Shawn! Ignore the rif-raf. Excellent choice... you and your kids are worth it. Enjoy!

    May 12, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Rita

    CNN, I expect to see this blog up for the next five days like you do every other blog.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Tim

    Hey is the SC gov't can go back to his "soulmate" then why can't Larry

    May 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  50. RA

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!. They must have come to senses after looking at how the wealth was going to be eaten by attorneys in legal fees.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Gomer

    How she taps the pool boy whilst he's on live TV.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Rev Gant

    come on....what does a super fox like her see in that super homely joo ...

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ....

    May 12, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  53. sunbird

    I can't imagine getting close enough to him to be impregnated. Just look at the ugly puss. Guess she just went for the dollar grab.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  54. TJ

    I'm happy for Larry and his wife but can't stand hypocrites. He needs to be less critical of the guest on his show. He needs to stop being mean to his quest who are on there for the same problem he just encountered.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Larry is one of my favorite TV celebrities and whatever makes the two of them and their children happy, I'm happy for them.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  56. liz

    Wow – – lots of mean spirited comments about Larry. Anybody happy that this marriage might actually stay together and the kids have a happy family life? I am. Their children deserve every effort they can manage and I applaud them for at least trying. I doubt she had a gun to her head when she married him. So why all the negativity aimed just at him? He's had a lot of marriages, for sure. But it's his business. He seems like a smart, sharp man to me and I'd love to talk to him sometime about all the people he's met and interviewed. I'd bet it would be fascinating. I watch his show regularly and see no "jerk" qualities on display. Those who say that, do you know him personally? Why is he such a jerk? And to call someone ugly is immature and very cruel. No one can help how they look. Grow up.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Mike

    Oh happy happy joy joy. Keep track of knives Larry.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Trish

    He must have a big one!

    May 12, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  59. cmoore

    Recently divorced 5/4/2010; I can tell you their decision was there own and I wish that they leave us out of their affairs. Get help if needed and "keep only the main thing as the main thing".

    May 12, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  60. tebo

    After 8 trys maybe he should live with a guy?

    Then there is Tiger

    May 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  61. JimBob

    Reality cherk folks.......We are talking about a man who has been married 8 times to 7 different spouses and who wears shirts with padded shoulders. I can't even believe I am taking the 1.5 minutes to comment on this. Say goodnight Larry.

    May 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  62. francis

    8th marriage to a seventh wife, americans really lack morals, larry king needs to visit a psycholigist, he needs help

    May 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Ms. Priss

    Who cares, Haiti is still in ruins, tornadoes tore up OK, people are still poor, people are still employed, people are still homeless, flooding in TN, I mean really. Was this really worth publishing?

    May 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Richie Rich


    May 12, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Sue James

    I was married to an older gentleman (18 years older) . A lot of folks thought I married him for his money. We worked together and had a good 30 years before his passing. You can love someone with an age difference and it is not about the "money". What they decide to do with their lives doesn't affect anyone of us out here reading these comments. I say leave them alone. What will be, will be.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  66. pistachio

    He values his family life!!! What about other children he's had over the years? Maybe they are all grown now but they probably weren't when he split with their Mothers. Didn't he value that family life??? I do like him and watch him almost every night however he is not a role model for anyone. He could have just gone out with all those women without marrying them.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Greg Griswold

    This is a great day for old guys like me and Larry!

    May 12, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  68. joelc

    At least Larry gives me hope in finding a young wife and that looks don't really matter. I just need to start making his paycheck!

    May 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  69. JUDITH C.


    May 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  70. LarryKingsColostomyBag

    the end od his suspenders are now wrapped around his schwantz.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Suzanne

    Two children are involved, and both need their parents, I believe some people need training in sensitivity. We are ALL going to be old farts someday and I sure hope people will be kinder to us than some of you have been to Larry, he has alot going for him. You do not get to be a multi multi millionaire without brains and lots going for you. FYI

    May 12, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  72. alvin

    "eighth marriage to his seventh wife" The math don't add up. Did he marry to a guy in one of the eight marriages?

    May 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Numbo

    Why not a record of 9 divorces? Guess she blew him away and he returned.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Jeremy

    Must be a very SLOW news day!

    May 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  75. paulywolf

    Thank God, I don't know how I could have gone on living.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Paul

    It is always good to reconcile for the sake of the family. A family is special and even if she is with him for his money originally, I am sure she likes being in a family unit. After-all he is a smart guy and a great host.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  77. AshannaK

    While I think Larry King is an alimentary canal opening, I'm happy for the both of them, particularly because they have young children. Lets hope they stay together. I can't imagine another Mrs. Larry King.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  78. gerard pawling

    shawn was about to run off with baba booey but mary read her the riot act.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  79. lauratj

    OY, VEY !!!!

    May 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  80. John

    The bigger question is, why did he marry his seventh wife 8 times?

    May 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Larrydidmetoo!

    The number of comments is the saddest thing of all...

    May 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  82. windwalker

    The money grubbing wench must have realized she needed more money then she would get in the divorce. I mean why else would she be with an old coot like that for anyway

    May 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  83. pugas

    God save the gueen! Looks like a stalemate.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Kim

    One thing I've gotten out of the Larry King divorce story is a good laugh!!! Hey, to each his own. You couldn't pay me enough to do the mattress mambo with that old fart, but if she's happy staying with him, and their kids are happy, that's cool.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  85. pkb

    It was all a publicity gimmick from the beginning. King's ratings are in the toliet. Unfortunately, no one cares either way.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Maddy

    We can call him a "jerk" but he's been hosting a prime time news show for almost 25 years on a major network, and prior to that he was quite popular on late night TV. He makes the big bucks and continues to work at an age when many retire, hang out, and complain about being "bored".
    IMHO that is not the definition of a "jerk".
    I think he's pretty good at what he does and must bring in the ratings or CNN would have bid him adieu years ago.
    Hopefully they can work out their differences and enjoy their young ones.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Nancy

    Maybe Larry got new glasses so he could tell the difference between his wife and her sister. Guess her sister will have to extend herself by finding someones elses husband outside the family.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Ari

    I am glad for the children, atleast hopefully they got some sense now. As we all know only too well that sadly in a divorce it is the chldren that suffer the most and are the inocent victims.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Lemondelta

    THIS qualifies as NEWS?!

    May 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  90. matt

    you know she didn't change her mind because of mind-numbing s.e.x. with that old f@rt. GROSS! i am sure larry just opened up the checkbook. a divorce would have cost him half of everything he has – which means we'd be seeing his shriveled-up, wrinkly prune face on TV for another 10 years. larry – go away already. no one watches you, and further – no one CARES!

    May 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Dan

    whoa, larry is a baller. eight marriages, seven wives????

    May 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  92. JacklynD

    He allegedly sleeps with his sister-in-law and gets to come back home. Must have been some really sweet payoff.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  93. maude

    OMG.....who cares????!!!!

    May 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Cathy

    "...continue being dedicated to each other." hmm...usually when there's a problem it's because of a LACK of dedication to one another.... strange choice of words.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  95. SoCal Fan

    Miracle of Miracles. Maybe Larry can give Brian Blosil (the Former Mr. Marie Osmond) some pointers on how to reconcile with Marie Osmond.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Drum Daddy

    For those saying he slept with her sister.... where did you hear that?
    Supposedly the reason for the divorce was the fact that she slept with some body they had at their home. At least that's the word around the industry from people who actually know them.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Lola Jordan

    That no talent pill head should have known that Larry was going to get old and senile. I have no sympathy for her. Larry was irresponsible for having two children at his age and ripping the kids off. The wife should do a better job hiding the boyfriends. That scarecrow should stop with the plastic surgery now while she can still open that cavernous mouth of hers. Both of them are creepy, they probably do need to be together. When are they going to put Larry out on the ice, he's so lame and tired.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Eileen

    I agree with some of we REALLY care? We should be caring about that oil spill of the LA coast.

    May 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  99. blazer

    Viagra works wonders does it not?

    May 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  100. African Stud

    Y'all should mind your business and leave the King's alone. Americans are just Obsessed with other peoples business. Y'all need to get a LIFE. What they do is their business. BACK OFF.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Samatha

    What business is it of yours anyway?
    Just tell me those that are so "negative" have never had any problems in your ENTIRE lifetime? Who are you to judge?? Give me a break !!

    May 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Bubba

    Larry needs to air an interview with lovely Shawn, so she can tell the dirt about Larry.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  103. suzie

    Smart move Larry!!!

    May 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  104. cajr

    wasn't she trampin around with the little league coach? man nothing worse than a ho bag wife. that stuff just gnaws at you all the time. better just to get rid of her. she is only in it for the money anyway.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  105. barry g

    Almost as boring as Sarah Palin!!

    May 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Freedom 200

    Larry King is disgusting.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  107. mabel floyd

    i am glad they are dedicated to healing their marriage. esp with their kids. you can not stay together 'for the children" –however if you can heal the relationship that is great for the husband/wife and esp the kids.
    children never really heal from a divorce. the scars are always there. as for the posters who think the whole thing is something to joke about, they are just people who do not know any better.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  108. John Home-Douglas

    Why are Americans so obsessed about trivial things?. Surely there are more important things to discuss then some old guy having problems with a younger wife.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  109. cayenne

    I like Larry and hate to say it, but she canceled the divorce because she knows he's gonna die she wants to wait it out for the $$$$$$$, but if he's smart, he should name someone else as trustee for his money and his childrens....he should'nt appoint her, that'll really get her azz

    May 12, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  110. derek

    ...she's gorgeous, he looks like a corpse.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  111. derek

    she doesn't love him for money or anything...

    May 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  112. ide

    Does she love Larry or she loves the money?

    May 12, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Derek

    Yes my thought exactly, don't these women realize that they look like gold diggers when a woman that young marries some old geezer ready to shuffle off to Buffalo?

    He figured it was cheaper than hiring a nurse in a year or so. They are both disgusting. Having to crawl in bed with a fossil for money? YUCK!

    May 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Dan

    Poor taste on her part.Can't she find any one that is not a loser?

    May 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  115. beverly hance

    They both slept with others? We (critics) weren't there so need to keep our mouths shut. Seven or eight marriages, who cares?
    I have watched him every night for YEARS and always will no matter what the rumor.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  116. edward

    CNN – put Larry out to pasture...

    May 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  117. beth

    What low self esteem she must have to take that nut case back. He is older then dirt

    May 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Bigdaa

    Larry who?

    May 12, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  119. G My

    He finally realized the time honored truth "IT'S CHEAPER TO KEEP HER".

    May 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  120. steve

    I've never understood why this self involved, poorly mannered, boorish, man is desirable. I just don't get it.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Duffey

    I think both of them are sick puppies.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  122. danny10

    They say that 70 is the new 50.. So those two are just perfect for each other.. Of course, since 50 is the new 30, Larry' s still got a problem..

    May 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Gmcbman

    ShirleyAnne May 12th, 2010 1:26 pm ET

    My goodness – why is everyone so down on this.
    Here are the facts – Larry is a wonderful talk show host – I watch him almost every night. Shawn is obviously in love with him – if anyone is talking about money – she can have lots of that – she does not have to be with him – so that only proves that they are back together that it is not for money. And first and foremost they seem to be putting their children in number one spot – and looking forward to continue raising them together. More of America should use these guidelines.
    Great-it's a fact the LK is a wonderful talk show host, because Shirley Anne watches him "almost every night". So that's it. Shirley says so. Now I know why the Libs get their news here!

    May 12, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  124. greg

    this guy doesn't believe in marriage equality, saying on his show that gays should be happy with civil unions. He only believes in 'traditional marriage', of which he's had eight...and counting.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Krish

    its just not matter of age, Marrige is not about love. its just a contract between Man and Woman. That what they are doing. There is no Love between them, its just a contract.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Sununu

    eight wives? Kidding!

    May 12, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  127. James

    Tiger looky here; Money talks and B.S. walks !

    May 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Cliff

    Posted by jane.....May 12th, 2010 2:33 pm ET

    I don't know Larry but I do know Shawn!

    Jane, you really need to call Dr. Phil's hotline.

    Also, I'm sure she would want to "book you" to get the real scoop about you dear friend Shawn.

    Now, I'm late for my luncheon meeting with Dave and Jay.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  129. carmen

    His 8th wife!! How sick is that! Perhaps he should try his luck
    with Elizabeth Taylor! Disgusting!

    May 12, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  130. willie

    What do you expect. What did CNN tell him, get back with her or you are off CNN. Hey, King when are you going to have your wife lover on your show? You have everybody else who cheats on there husband or wife on, why not him. You don't have the balls to do it.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Mrs. T.

    I wish people would stop hating on people that actually love each other. We need more people in America to stay together. It's obvious they have feelings for each other and they're putting family first. Isn't that what we should be doing anyway? I like Larry King and watch him every night. I thing he's sweet and funny. Let's be happy for him.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  132. LatLongXY

    It won't last. If divorce was an option, it will be an option in the future – mark my words.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  133. MARK

    "DEPENDS' is the key word. DEPENDS how long she will stay with him before their son takes up another little league sport. DEPENDS diapers, how many he uses before being placed in a nursing home.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Wendos


    May 12, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Frank S.

    Are you kidding me? I thought he had better sense!!!!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  136. John

    Good for them. Family is the most important thing even in terrible situations. God bless Larry!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Steve

    Larry King is a liberal. All liberals want young wifes. Twenty six year difference is too much. He looks like a real bad old phart lately on TV. Give him another 5 years he will really, really look like an old phart, older than McCain. I wish them a happy long marriage.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Karen

    Shawn say it isn't so..........he slept with your SISTER!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  139. VK RAMAN

    Money Money Money – a cementing force!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Spence

    Gosh, I don't know whether to feel sorry for King and say, "hey schmuck, get yourself a woman closer to your age!" A lot harder to keep a woman like that satisfied, if you know what I mean...

    May 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Dave

    Who gives a s**t!!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Timeonics

    Larry was probably trying to sell the idea of a three legged stool to her.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  143. DrFood

    How can one reconcile irreconcilable differences? That's like the unstoppable force meeting the immovable object.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Matthew

    so funny,,intresting to me,,at last CNN got a news about pervert Larry sleeping with his wife's sister,,,,i was wondering if its same with some conservative talk show host,,how many days CNN get a hot topics in air,,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Jane

    I don't know Larry but I do know Shawn from many years ago and she doesn't need his money so it's not about the money. When I knew her well, she was a very nice, kind and generous woman and I don't believe that to have changed.

    I applaud them both for sticking it out and not taking the easy way out. They are putting their children first and reconciling to keep their family together. Good for them.

    All you don't walk in these people's shoes so quit being so judgemental. When you can claim to be perfect, then maybe you can say something but I knwo you can't claim perfection so just keep your negative judgemental comments to yourselves.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  146. jesse ballew

    "For Tis High To Be A Judge"

    May 12, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Stan

    Maybe both of them will live with him. The women are Mormans. That's what they used to do. openly.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Cliff

    The "Kinko Kings" are providng great humor fodder today.

    I can't believe some people are actually taking this article in a serious mode.

    I especially enjoyed the comment about Letterman's wife. First time I saw her I thought she might be a stalker...from Nutrisystem!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Ponpon

    Looks likes he is still functioning

    May 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  150. b

    he is a bag of sh it but so is his woman

    May 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  151. tiffany

    I guess she realized that pre-nup was iron clad.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  152. LKL fan, not

    Maybe he should have the wife on as a guest and get to the bottom of it with some of his usual slush-ball questions. I bet ratings ... and laughter ... would soar.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Dan

    Anyway who would get within 10 feet of this old fossil must be blind AND a money-grabber. Funny how cash seems to effect a woman's eyesight and better judgment.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  154. WCB2009

    Phew! That's a relief

    May 12, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Claude Suddreth

    All's well that ends well. Congratulations to the Kings. A divorce is never pleasant for anyone.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  156. laurie Velez

    I commend them for their effort to stay together for their sons. The truth is everyone seems to think she is the bad one of the two. But the truth is if you listen to him talk to call in's he sounds like someone who is VERY difficult to live with. Give him a compliment he'll give you " what's your question". There must be a reason for 7 marriages, and it's not professionalism or looks. Consider yourself lucky and blessed Larry.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Fred Jackson

    Enough said about lively and courteous discussion. These comments (one or two excepted) reveal judgemental, vicious and cruel comments about two people struggling with life's issues just like the rest of us. The level of dark spirited commentary in this nation of nit wits is beyond anything I hoped to read when I learned the fine points of English poetry and literature at great cost to me and my family. Where were these people when they were in school. They certainly avoided learning to express themselves about life's wonderful and ever-changing play of creative beings, including Larry and his wife. I think the low brows are just jealous. There! HA.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Stan

    I agree with Shirley Ann. Marriage is supposed to be a sacred covenant not a contract.It seems that Larry is realizing this and so is his wife. God bless you both and may this union be until death due us part. America and Canada and other celebs too could learn something from this.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Fernando

    they love they marriage,
    they love each other,
    and they like their lovers too.
    I guess this gives a new meaning to consenting adults...
    what was the solution? "you can cheat on me but not with my sister"?

    May 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Jeddah Stun

    People just want to poke their noses into someone else'
    business. Leave the Kings alone.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Diane

    Well, really, they live in Hollyweird and come on does anybody there live in the real world anyway? Nothing better to do with their time and money, so when boredom sets in they file for divorce! These types are simply passing the real purpose to their so called "new events"!!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Janer

    Really who cares, annnnnnd how long will it last???

    May 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  163. MakesYaWonder

    Pat, do you really believe "God" has anything to do with this relationship? Marriage as I understand it is a covenant between a man, a women and God. I'd say it's just the opposite!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Valerie

    I do not know them, but I think they did the right thing.

    Good for them!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  165. jo an

    The family will be better off together than split up...They need to get over their egos....they need to fight in private.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Mike

    Well at least she is not as ugly as david lettermans wife. Letterman has to hang a pork chop around her neck to get the dog to play with her but there again so is he.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  167. jo an

    The family will be better off together than split up...They need to get over their egos....

    May 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  168. MakesYaWonder

    Uhhhh... WHO CARES!!!!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Pat

    I read the article because it was in the top list and I needed a mental break right now. Jumping into the discussion, I have to say that a lot of folks are pretty mean out here. If Larry King and his wife can work out their problems, whoever did whatever, it becomes news because he is a well know talk show host. But what impact can it have on any commentators life, whatever they decide to do. God bless them if they can get back together for whatever reason, God help the kids if they can't. And let those of us without sin sit in the first row of judges! Wonder if anyone commenting knows either Larry King or his wife personally? Doubt it. Just middle of the day boredom like mine?

    May 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  170. brett

    Who really cares......Amazing how something as insignificant as the marital issues of a program host can be included with so many SIGNIFICANT world events.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  171. OhhhK

    unh, what...Who you talking to...

    May 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  172. gadfly351

    The princess and the frog..

    May 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Betty

    .....unlike most of us, he just happens to be LOADED and if any man thinks that a woman of her age would like to be with an old geezer for any other reason needs their head examined. period.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Beverly

    I like Larry and watch his show all the time. Good Luck to him! Unfortunately, I think she is only after his money but thats the price you pay for a trophy wife.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Joi

    They really look like brother and sister.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  176. David

    So, Larry, his trophy wife and her sister are now a manage a trois?

    May 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Geri Webb

    Divorce probably would have cost him to much! True love? Not likely!....

    May 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  178. MAXIMUS

    Is her lover also part of the reconciliation?

    May 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Mike Lee

    It is a great piece of news. Congratulations Larry and Shawn for the wise step you took to reconcile for the sake of your children. Life is very short and we have to make some sacrifices for the sake of each other and for our children. Again, congratulation and keep a good faith in each other.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  180. WhatThe?

    They both sleep with who they want to anyway....why not stay together???

    May 12, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  181. teresa,kent, oh

    @reality: now now, we dont KNOW he slept w/ he sister.... Maybe he thought it was Shawn, they do LOOK alike.

    I dont know why, but I am really glad they called off the divorce and are going to try to work things out. We've got to quit with all the divorces and tearing families apart. C'mon Larry, let 8 be your magic number.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Liz Wilson

    Nice to hear that some people actually value their family life. Good luck to you both. I wish you happiness

    May 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  183. KLJ

    While I applaud them trying to work it out in light of the children to say that "more of America should use these guidelines" is quite a reach. We should think about our kids and the people we profese to "love" before we start unzipping our pants for anyone who walks by.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Cliff

    I think this is more appropriate for http://www.enquirer than CNN.

    I wonder how many "bags" she has to put over him know!

    Viva Viagra, right Larry?

    May 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Brian

    Who cares???

    May 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  186. RealityCheque

    He slept with her SISTER – can you get any lower than this? Larry King is a dirt bag and his wife is an idiot.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  187. rgl

    Now I can sleep!!!!

    May 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Wayne

    She's only there for bucks anyway.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  189. nancels31

    This is such a mis-matched couple.... what is she thinking??

    May 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  190. ShirleyAnne

    My goodness – why is everyone so down on this.
    Here are the facts – Larry is a wonderful talk show host – I watch him almost every night. Shawn is obviously in love with him – if anyone is talking about money – she can have lots of that – she does not have to be with him – so that only proves that they are back together that it is not for money. And first and foremost they seem to be putting their children in number one spot – and looking forward to continue raising them together. More of America should use these guidelines.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Patrick

    Maybe she's got something up her sleeve.....Maybe she's planning on sleeping w/ someone uglier than him to get back at him. She's gonna be looking for a candidate for a long time though...

    May 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Linda Davis

    Glad to hear it. I like Larry and wish him well.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  193. km

    I thought she had better sense. Guess you never know.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  194. a.kings

    so, there back together hmmm!!!
    money is the solution

    May 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  195. BHavin Jani

    What a celebrity and role model!!!! And they get a limelight!!
    Sad for America!!

    May 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Mike T

    Of course he got back together with her, he needs someone to change his diapers! he is such a jerk.

    May 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |

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