Larry King shocked his wife by filing for divorce: Stunning new details emerge on what led to their split (reports)

Larry King blindsided his wife by filing for divorce.

News broke earlier this week that the CNN host, 85, had filed to end his marriage of 22 years with wife, Shawn, and Page Six reports that she found out about the split via reporters who were contacting her after uncovering Larry's divorce papers at a Los Angeles courthouse.

Shawn, 59, was reportedly "totally surprised" when she found out about her husband's move when she was away on vacation with family in Utah.

That being said, in his divorce filing, Larry listed the date of separation as June 6, which is over two months ago. He cited "irreconcilable differences" as his reasoning for wanting a divorce.

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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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Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Shawn doesn't plan on fighting her husband's push for a divorce "because she's been told by doctors he's dying." The outlet cites sources who have apparently been in contact with Shawn who say that Larry has been "in and out of the hospital over the last 6 months, and she says doctors have told her Larry doesn't have much longer to live."

He was indeed hospitalized back in April after experiencing issues with his heart, but his camp denied reports claiming that he had suffered a heart attack.

TMZ also says that the television personality was pushed to file for divorce by his two sons Chance, 20, and Cannon, 19, after their mother personally asked their father to change his will and trust. While sources close to Larry say that her "endgame was to get more for herself and screw the kids out of their inheritance," insiders on her side said that her request was at the behest of their estate planning lawyer.

Larry and Shawn King's 22-year marriage was marred by multiple rounds of cheating allegations in 2016 and in 2010, when Larry filed for divorce after the National Enquirer reported that Shawn had carried on an affair with one of their son's baseball coaches. He later pulled his filing.

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Washington, DC. 3-16-1993 Larry King of CNN arrives at the Radio and TV Correspondents DInner held at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Larry King is an American television and radio host, actor, voice artist, and comedian whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards. He began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and became prominent as an all-night national radio broadcaster starting in 1978. From 1985 to 2010, he ho (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images)
Larry King and Rudolph Giuliani (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Angie Dickinson and television personality Larry King attend ACE Awards Luncheon on January 19, 1987 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Television Personality Larry King and actress Angie Dickinson attend ACE Awards Luncheon on January 20, 1987 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Larry King during The 8th Annual Cable ACE Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
date and Larry King (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Larry King during Partners In Progress Leukemia Society Benefit at J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Larry King during 10th Annual Cable ACE Awards at Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - 1990: CNN talk show host Larry King poses in his hotel room during a 1990 Beverly Hills, California photo portrait session. King's one hour TV show is viewed by millions throughout the world. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
Circa 1990, American talk show host Larry King with his sixth wife, Julie Alexander. They divorced in 1992. (Photo by Darlene Hammond/Getty Images)
Ross Perot (R) joins Larry King (L) in his first live one-on-one television interview 17 July since quitting the presidential race. It was on CNN's Larry King Show that Perot first announced he'd run for president if volunteers put his name on the ballot. (Photo credit should read MARIA BASTONE/AFP/Getty Images)
Larry King during Museum of Television & Radio Presents A Celebration of Television & Radio at Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JANUARY 16: Talk show host Larry King and actress Jane Fonda attend the 'Katharine Hepburn: All About Me' Universal City Premiere on January 16, 1993 a the Alfred Hitchcock Theatre, Universal Studios in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 7: Actor Marlon Brando plants one on talk show host Larry King during the taping of 'The Larry King Show' taped at Brando's house in Coldwater Canyon on October 7, 1994, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joan Adlen/Getty Images)
Larry King during 15th Annual Cable ACE Awards at Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 18: Actress Jane Fonda, businessman Ted Turner, talk show host Larry King and guest attend the American Oceans Campaign's First Annual Partners Award Salute to Ted Turner on April 18, 1994 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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