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Posted at 5:28 PM ET, 04/14/2010

Splitsville: Larry King files for divorce; Mel Gibson and girlfriend reportedly split

By Liz Kelly

Larry King with wife Shawn Southwick in 2004. (Reuters)

Larry King is the marrying kind. And the divorcing kind. Citing "irreconcilable differences," King, 76, filed divorce papers this afternoon in Los Angeles from wife Shawn Southwick King, 50.

The CNN staple and the sometimes chanteuse married in 1997. According to, Southwick filed her own divorce papers moments after King, seeking spousal support and primary custody of the couple's two sons, Chance, 11, and Cannon, 10. King, meanwhile, is seeking seeking joint custody.

A spokesman told the Associated Press that King's "major concern is the welfare of his children."

As recently as last month, the couple seemed the picture of marital bliss at D.C.'s annual Larry King Cardiac Foundation Gala.


Mel Gibson and girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva made their public debut in April 2009. (Getty Images)

Reportedly calling it quits: Mel Gibson and girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

According to, the split was amicable and the two plan to raise five-month-old daughter Lucia together. No word on whether or not Gibson will continue to help Grigorieva with her budding music career.

Last year, Gibson's wife of 30 years filed for divorce.

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By Liz Kelly  | April 14, 2010; 5:28 PM ET
Categories:  Celebrities, Mel Gibson, Relationships  | Tags:  Divorce, Larry King, Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva  
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500 bucks says the sometimes chanteuse Shawn King is bangin someone younger and not repulsive.

Posted by: chunche | April 14, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

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(jordan shoes) $32

(air max) $34



Posted by: itkonlyyou5 | April 14, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

mel gibson looks like he lives in the gutter

Posted by: newagent99 | April 15, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

"No word on whether or not Gibson will continue to help Grigorieva with her budding music career."

Tee hee.

Posted by: jezebel3 | April 15, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

That picture makes Larry King look like one of the creatures in "Alien."

Posted by: GroovisMaximus61 | April 15, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Larry and Shawn deserve each other. Shawn famously declared that she wasn't a goldigger and surprise/surprise, she's going for the jugular w/ "spousal support" and properties. Larry can go out for halloween and not require a mask....

Posted by: randysbailin | April 15, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

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