Although Larry King and Shawn Southwick filed for divorce last month amid rumors that both had cheated—Larry with Shawn's sister, Shawn with their kids' baseball coach—they have decided to reunite. The Kings' spokesman says that they have stopped the divorce proceedings and Larry has moved back into the family home. Eighth Divorce (And An Affair?) For Larry King
Who knows what prompted the sudden change of heart, but we wonder if Larry made Shawn a reconciliation offer that she couldn't refuse? (Fresh flowers and chocolate every day, plus all of the young cabana boys and baseball coaches she can handle!) After all, since Larry didn't have a pre-nup, he stood to lose half of his earnings to Shawn if the divorce went through. Add that to all of the alimony that he's already paying his seven ex-wives and you've got a 76-year-old man who would probably have to take on a paper route in addition to his CNN gig just to stay afloat.
Of course, don't expect Larry or Shawn to ever admit if money did play a role in their reunion. According to their official statement, it's all about love:
We love our children, we love each other, we love being a family. That is all that matters to us. We owe it to ourselves and our children to continue being dedicated to each other. We want to thank our friends for their loyal love and support—for being there for us. [Source: ABCNews.com]
Now that Larry has his family life under control, we hope this means that he'll finally be able to think about retiring one of these days! Larry King Must Work In Old Age To Pay Alimony
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