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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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91.

WbyNW    

Interesting that his business manager paid for his creepy UNETHICAL- FROM-THE-FRONT-OF-THE-NEWSROOM-TO-THE-BACK whore game with his sister-by-marriage.
In 1993 I filed a $ multi-million sexual harassment against the University of Oklahoma and my mother's mother's mother's twin sister's twin son, a professor. Yeah, that's right. Alot of twins there! My case was removed from the federal docket at the last minute, two lawyers walked away happy, and Larry King, who initially wanted to interview my legal team, snooped around and treated me like a retard for having an argument against them. Like an invalid person. A sub-human. They systematically stopped me from ever getting employment again.
What a creepy f3cked-up show you have, Larry! You, and men who share your values ruined my life after I attended 11 years of college, and I was innocent. Over sex and relatives. You lowlife b@st@rd.
People like you make me glad the country won't be here. I'll trade your kind of social dominance for another system any day. I have no respect for you or your newsroom and I will never watch your program again. Friutcake.

1591 days ago
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kpolycronopolis    

She and her sister hatched this idea from a while ago in my opinion! Yeah she fell in love a 70 year old guy and married him to grow a family w/him(for sure)! What you think?

1591 days ago
93.

shar    

This article is probably the most absurd I have ever read. Larry King is way too tight with his money to ever, ever not have a prenup. Secondly, he is not that dumb. I don't really care for the man, but there is no way in hell there is any, I mean any, accuracy to this article.

1590 days ago
94.

isah isahk    

Money is the root of all evil. Could a poor man ply this game?

1590 days ago
95.

ragu    

What is so suprising about this, Larry King is just a john who marries highly priced whores because he can afford them.

1589 days ago
96.

isah isahk    

Money is the root of all evil.Could a poor man afford this expensive game?

1588 days ago
97.

Hediken    

OH BROTHER! Why do these mothers have children. Can they not be happy for having happy, healthy, chidren. How could she want out of life leaving her two sons alone. TOTALLY SELFISH.

1535 days ago
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