Larry King files for divorce

TV host does not want to pay spousal support to seventh wife

Larry King has filed for divorce from his seventh wife, court filings show.

The 76-year-old host of CNN's "Larry King Live" filed Wednesday to end the couple's nearly 13-year marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences." He married Shawn Southwick-King in a hospital room in 1997 shortly before surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel.

The couple have two sons, ages 11 and 9. King is seeking joint custody of the boys. He is also asking a court not to award Southwick-King, 50, any spousal support.

"His major concern is the welfare of his children," said Howard Rubenstein, a spokesman for King.

Rubenstein said the talk-show host would not comment further on the divorce.

The filing was first reported by celebrity Web site TMZ.com.
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