And who said the dead can’t dunk?
Last week, it was revealed that Larry King penned a secret will divvying up his $2 million estate “equally among my children Andy, Chaia, Larry Jr, Chance & Cannon.” King wrote the will on October 17, 2019, two months before filing for divorce from his second wife, Shawn King. Sorry did I say second? I meant seventh.
Suffice it to say, the 61-year-old former singer and television host will be lawyering up to contest this will in a court of law, especially after she requested $33,000 a month in spousal support amid the divorce.
“We had a very watertight family estate plan,” Shawn told Page Six. “It still exists,” she says of the estate plan she says they drew up together in 2015, “and it is the legitimate will. Period. And I fully believe it will hold up, and my attorneys are going to be filing a response, probably by the end of the day.”
Larry said in 2020 that the 22-year marriage was “just hit a point where we didn’t get along” and the big age difference “eventually takes a toll.”
But reports from the previous year claimed something more insidious lurked below the surface, a health-scare fueled Larry reportedly came to a realization that Shawn “doesn’t care” about him and was only concerned about cashing in when King passed away.
In 2010, the couple submitted paperwork for a divorce after the National Enquirer reported that Shawn had an affair with one of their sons’ baseball coaches, Hector Penate.
Penate, who was 31 at the time, said that he began having sex with Shawn 2.5 weeks after they met in 2007. He told CBS:
“We had sex in Larry’s bed a lot,” he said. “I felt like it was my house.”
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more insidious, Penate revealed that Shawn often spoke to him of her desire to divorce King and even said, “‘Don’t worry, he’s gonna die soon.’”
Larry didn’t do himself any favors King by allegedly bumping uglies with LITTLE SISTER, Shannon.
Why famous people continue to get married is one of life’s greatest mysteries. Leave the antiquated idea of matrimony to us schlubs who can’t get anyone else at this point.