Larry King and his wife file to dismiss divorce

Thu Jul 8, 2010 6:17pm EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Broadcaster Larry King and his seventh wife have filed legal papers withdrawing their planned divorce, King's spokesman said on Thursday.

The 76-year-old CNN host and his wife Shawn Southwick, 50 have both filed petitions to dismiss divorce papers submitted last April after their marriage ran into trouble.

"A lot of new things are happening to us and we are happy to be together as a family with our children," King, who recently announced he would end his 25-year reign on "Larry King Live", said in the statement.

In June, Southwick attempted suicide at her home in Utah by overdosing on prescription drugs as she battled depression.

King and Southwick, who were married in 1997, have two young sons. King has been married eight times, having married one of his wives twice.

(Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Jill Serjeant)

<p>CNN talk show host Larry King is shown prior to moderating a session "A Conversation With Sumner Redstone: If You Could Live Forever, What Would Life Be Like?" at the 2009 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills,California April 29, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>