Larry King files for divorce in Los Angeles

Larry King and his wife Shaun arrive to a party held by CNN celebrating King's fifty years of broadcasting, New York, Wednesday, April 18, 2007. ( AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)

April 15, 2010 6:30:12 AM PDT
Court filings show Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife. The host of CNN's "Larry King Live" filed Wednesday in Los Angeles to end the couple's nearly 13-year marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences." He married Shawn Southwick in a hospital room in 1997 shortly before surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel.

He is seeking joint custody of the couple's two sons, ages 11 and 9. Howard Rubenstein is a spokesman for King. He says King's "major concern is the welfare of his children."

Rubenstein said King would not comment further on the divorce. The filing was first reported by celebrity Web site