Larry King and wife Shawn divorcing after 22 years of marriage and years of infidelity rumors

Larry King and his wife, Shawn Southwick King, are calling it quits after a tumultuous 22-year marriage.

The CNN host's lawyers confirmed the news, which was first reported by The Blast, to People. Larry, 85, married Shawn, 59, back in 1997, and the former couple shares two children, sons Chance, 20, and Cannon 19.

Larry was the one who reportedly filed for divorce in L.A. County court on Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences. In paperwork obtained by The Blast, Larry claimed that he separated and Shawn separated on June 6, 2019 after exactly 21 years and 9 months of marriage.

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In fact, this isn't the first time that Larry has done so. Their union was dogged by multiple reports over the years about Shawn's alleged infidelity, first in 2010 when the National Enquirer reported that Shawn had an affair with one of their son's baseball coaches. While the coach confirmed the tryst and Larry filed for divorce, he and Shawn ultimately decided to continue on with their marriage.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 05: Larry King and Shawn King attend the National Film and Television Awards Ceremony at Globe Theatre on December 05, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Chance Armstrong King, TV host Larry King and actress Shawn King attends the Friar's Club Entertainment Icon Award at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on November 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 01: Shawn King (L) and TV host Larry King attend A Special Evening With Dionne Warwick: Then Came You presented by The Paley Center for Media at The Paley Center for Media on August 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Larry King (L) and Shawn King arrive for The Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular on September 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 29: Shawn King and Larry King attend the 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Arrivals at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 29, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Larry King and Shawn King attends AMT's 2017 D.R.E.A.M. Gala at Montage Beverly Hills on November 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Larry King and wife Shawn King attend The Los Angeles Dodgers Game at Dodger Stadium on April 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Larry King and Shawn King are seen out and about on October 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by ADV/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 18: Shawn King (L) and television personality Larry King attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XXIII at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 18, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Larry King and wife Shawn King attend a special event for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on August 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Larry King (L) and Shawn King attend the special event for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted by Brett Ratner and David Raymond at Hilhaven Lodge on August 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Getty Images for RatPac Entertainment's 'In Harmâs Way' Event)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 04: Larry King and Shawn King are seen on August 4, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Wilbur/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Shawn King and Larry King attend as the Friars Club Honors Tony Bennett With The Entertainment Icon Award - Arrivals at New York Sheraton Hotel & Tower on June 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actress Shawn King (L) and husband, TV host Larry King attend the 2016 Daytime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 15: TV personality Larry King (L) and Shawn King attend the 23rd Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 15, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Race To Erase MS)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 07: Host Larry King and Shawn King attend the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle Gala 2016 honoring Brett Ratner and Bill Flumenbaum at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 7, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 14: TV personality Larry King (L) and actress Shawn King attend the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Larry King and Shawn King attend The Broad Museum inaugural celebration at The Broad on September 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Larry King and his wife Shawn attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala at Palazzo Vecchio during 2015 Celebrity Fight Night Italy benefiting the Andrea Bocelli Foundation on September 13, 2015 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: TV personality Larry King (L) and Shawn King attend the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: Shawn King and Larry King attend Columbia At The Village At The Lift on January 27, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Columbia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: City Councilman Tom LaBonge (L) and Shawn King (R) attend a surprise party for Larry King's 80th Birthday at Dodger Stadium on November 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Larry King and Shawn King pose backstage at the 2013 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty in Central Park on September 28, 2013 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Media personality (L) Larry King and Shawn Southwick arrive at Clive Davis & The Recording Academy's 2013 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Antonio 'L.A.' Reid at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Shawn King (L) and television personality Larry King (R) attend a dinner reception for the Chinese delegation's official U.S. visit hosted by Joan Dangerfield at her residence on February 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Joan Dangerfield)
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People reported six years later in 2016, citing multiple sources close to the couple, that Shawn had carried on another affair for over a year at that time and that Larry was "completely embarrassed and anguished" by the situation. A subsequent source told the outlet that Shawn had told her alleged lover that her marriage with Larry was on the outs.

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They both denied the affair in a joint interview on "Home & Family" in August of that year.

Shawn and Larry wed in 1997 in his hospital room before he underwent heart surgery. He's had many heart problems over the years, with his most recent heart-related hospitalization coming in April of this year.

Shawn was Larry's seventh wife, while Larry was Shawn's third husband.

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