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Larry King's Wife: He Never Got Me That Necklace

4/15/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources directly connected with Larry King and Shawn Southwick tell TMZ Shawn believes Larry has been having an affair with her sister for 5 years ... and the cover was blown when Shawn checked his Visa statement.

larry king  and his wife Shawn Southwick
One source intimately familiar with the situation tells us Larry bought wildly expensive gifts for Shannon Engemann, including a $160,000 car and "tons of gifts from Cartier."  We're told Larry used his credit card to purchase many of the gifts. The credit card bills were paid by Larry's business manager. 

We're told Shawn started looking at the statements, saw a Cartier diamond necklace, and then told a friend, "He never gave me a diamond necklace."

So began 5 years of never-ending drama.  Friends tell TMZ there were numerous instances where the couple was fighting, sometimes physically.  One friend recalls an incident outside of Nate 'n Al in Beverly Hills a year and a half ago where the couple was "punching each other."

As we first reported, several years ago Larry attempted to save their marriage by transferring 3 homes -- including the one in Beverly Hills -- into Shawn's name alone, to show his commitment to the marriage.

Friends tell TMZ Shawn went into a "deep depression" for a long time and literally wouldn't leave the house. 

Ironically, in the last two weeks, friends felt things were "calming down" between Larry and Shawn.

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes! Never ending saga!



1466 days ago
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Ann    

Larry= SICKO. And CNN sucks now, get Crossfire back *******s. And Capital Gang!

1466 days ago
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Eye Opener    

This is NOT news TMZ!! Enquirer already broke this affair weeks ago!! It's just like John Edwards and Tiger's situation. It's always a matter of time before the admit it!



Enquirer is always the first to know MAJOR news!!



The N.E. should have been given a Pulitzer - shame on the committee for over-looking them!! Every public figure fears them, as they should!!



Great investigative journalism - that have more creditability than any other publication out there!! TMZ is lucky that N.E. doesn't do online - you guys would be basic!!



1466 days ago
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Ann    

Eye Opener... you're on the NE payroll, directly or indirectly, you're too obvious bozo.

1466 days ago
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jennajameson    

It's really interesting to read it



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1466 days ago
6.

iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

Maybe if Shawn had gone with Larry to that downtown LA hotel and hung her ass out for LK to bang instead of the little league coach, LK wouldnt have had to bang the sister....



But if you ask me, they both played LK and got it all out of him....one way or another.

1466 days ago
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tracey    

jesus, hes ugly and old she young and ok looking, so you do the maths...would she look at him if he wasnt famous....would she ****...gold digging whore..and all them old ugly guys with dolly birds need a reality check....YOU LOOK STUPID

1466 days ago
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tis_ruthy    

Is this really true? I have just been on wikipedia and its been updated with "filing for divorce" info. I then looked at the history to see who updated it and someone from wiki posted this...



"(cur | prev) 08:13, 15 April 2010 112.213.210.214 (talk) (24,422 bytes) there was some crap about robots and him being 200,000 years old, not sure if the truths i could gain from the paragraph were true at all but I cleaned it up some) (undo)



and this
"(cur | prev) 01:43, 15 April 2010 209.121.225.250 (talk) (25,243 bytes) (→Personal life: removed divorce info thats only cited by a blog thats reporting a TMZ story...not enough for wiki:blp) (undo)"



1466 days ago
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cjs    

Okay people she CAME from money she doesn't need him or his money,and she is stunning, now lets move on to what dirt bags her sister and Larry are.

1466 days ago
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tis_ruthy    

Punching each other?...there is something really odd about this story.

1466 days ago
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Eye Opener    

Oh Ann(#4), I could only wish!



But you know am right - so stop being a pain and go get your copy!!



And please don't forget to check out Mike Walker's column, that's always been, to me, the juiciest part of the gossip steak I call The National Enquirer!!



SSSSSSSSSSSSMMMMMMMMMMOOOOOCH - Love you Mike - you smart HETEROSEXUAL man you! (wink)




"Pulitzer Prize for Enquirer".....right Larry??

1466 days ago
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Sonya in Tx    

Larry should just stay single now. Seven marriages....sheesh.....

1466 days ago
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Vikke    

Larry King? Women actually fighting over Larry King? The man has no redeeming physical qualities whatsoever! Looks like a garden scarecrow.

1466 days ago
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MacGuffin    

There must be some reason that Shawn, a Mormon, has a drug problem.



What do you expect when you marry someone who is on his 8th marriage?

1466 days ago
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electriczipper    

this is like haveing to listen to my granmothers sex life every day..pleaseeee no..enough of this old guy tmz pleaseeeee..this is sooo not news

1466 days ago
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