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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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76.

eyeroll    

Maybe he bought the necklace for himself - to compliment his suspenders.

1548 days ago
77.

Jan    

Viagra is to blame.

1548 days ago
78.

Marla Martenson    

This is so sad. Every day there is a new break up or scandal in this town.

1548 days ago
79.

JustButta    

Oh MY God! He is so ugly. He body and face are gross. I would have to be dead before I would let him touch one part of me. I don't care how much money he has. eeeew

1548 days ago
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Tony The Dong    

The only necklace she got was a pearl necklace ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

1548 days ago
81.

Kc    

who gives a **** about larry king

1548 days ago
82.

Terrie Campbell    

This must be so devastating for Shawn....something like this happened to me and threw me into a long depression....it is more devastating when you find out that a family member has cooperated in the evilness. My heart goes out to Shawn, hopefully she can get rid of the "problem" and live a happier life...I have.

1548 days ago
83.

Elvis Twin    

Sorry gals, I just have to say this,



The first thing out of his mouth should have been, "what did YOU do with that necklace I gave you" and let her try to find it.



Or pay cash next time. 'Cause, ya know, there will be a next time.



1548 days ago
84.

ExSmutStud    

No marriage between old man money and young gold digging is real. Larry should have learned that by now. Now in his twilight golden years, he should find someone his age who is not out for the money.

1548 days ago
85.

Kelly    

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.
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He transferred property for Tax reasons and now it may backfire, lets get real here and stop the sentimental PR BS

1548 days ago
86.

annie    

>Kelly: For "tax reasons"? You don't think they file their taxes together? There's a huge hit if you're married and file separately.

1548 days ago
87.

John    

I've never liked Larry. Always felt there was something sleazy about him. This just proves my theory.

1547 days ago
88.

MJ    

This thread is useless without pictures of the slutty sis-in-law!

1547 days ago
89.

MJ    

This thread is useless with PICTURES of the sister

1547 days ago
90.

balls    

balls

1547 days ago
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