Larry King seeks 8th divorce

Television personality Larry King (L) and his wife Shawn Southwick arrive at a pre-Grammy party hosted by Clive Davis at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California February 7, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. television personality Larry King and his seventh wife both filed for divorce on Wednesday to end their 13-year marriage.

A spokesman for King, 76, said the CNN broadcaster filed for divorce from Shawn Southwick, 50, with whom he has two children.

“His major concern is the welfare of his children and beyond that he’ll have no further comment about the divorce,” King’s spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, told Reuters.

Celebrity website said that minutes after King’s attorneys filed their court papers, lawyers for Southwick, who is a singer, also filed divorce documents in Los Angeles. TMZ said both parties were citing irreconcilable differences.

King has been married to seven different women, but this is his eighth divorce, because he remarried one of his former spouses and then later divorced her.

The broadcaster hosts “Larry King Live” on CNN, where he interviews political figures and celebrities.

TMZ said King was seeking joint custody of their children, while Southwick was seeking primary custody.

Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Editing by Peter Cooney