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Larry King files for divorce from seventh wife, Shawn, after 22 years

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 20/08/2019 Cydney Henderson

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Larry King has filed for divorce.

The 85-year-old radio personality filed paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday (Wednesday AEST) to end his 22-year marriage to actress Shawn King, his seventh wife.

King's attorney, Michael Trope, confirmed the news to USA TODAY. 

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The couple tied the knot in a hospital room in 1997, just three days before King had surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel. They share two sons – Chance, 20, and Cannon, 19. 

This is not the first time the couple has split. They both filed for divorce in 2010, citing "irreconcilable differences," but ultimately reconciled.  

King has been married eight times to seven different women, including Alene Akins, whom he married and divorced twice. In addition to his sons with Shawn, the veteran TV and radio host has three other children. 

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In April, King underwent a heart procedure after experiencing "angina," which the Mayo Clinic describes as chest pain that is caused by a reduced blood flow to the heart. 

His son Chance reflected on his father's health issues Monday, writing, "In life you never know what can happen at any given moment."

"This summer my Dad faced what looked like an insurmountable amount of health issues. When being told on multiple occasions that by several doctors that there was little hope, all I could think about was how there was nothing I wouldn’t do to get more time with him," he wrote on Instagram. "He fought and his INDOMITABLE spirit pulled him through. I will be forever grateful for my Dad and the amazing man and example he is to me. Our love for each other is endless and everlasting."

He continued: "Difficult times can diminish you, define you, or DEVELOP you. Although this experience has been tough, it has been and continues to be a blessing. Pops is getting back to work, watching dodgers games, dinners at palm. Watch out world the man is back and better than ever!"

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