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It seems like only yesterday that Larry King and Shawn Southwick were on the cusp of divorcing amid rumors he was giving it to her sister Shannon Engemann.

It was mid-April. Both sides filed divorce papers separately then, and hope appeared lost ... until both filed petitions to dismiss their divorce papers yesterday.

The judge needs to sign the papers to dismiss the divorce petitions, but it's just a formality. The once-feuding pair look like they will stick this out long term.

A little surprising, as Shawn's overdose and possible suicide attempt in June seemed to cast doubt on whether the issues with King were able to be reconciled.

Larry King's eighth wife may be his last after all! Shawn Southwick has already past all his previous ones by making it to double digits. Great job you guys!

The couple, who have two children together, recently reconciled on a trial basis, not long after they filed their divorce papers, but had yet to formally call it off.

Now King, who just announced his retirement, has declared an end to the dissolution of his marriage as well. We're happy to see they're working things out!

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Larry King and wife Shawn Southwick King split up in April amid rumors that he was nailing her sister Shannon Engemann, but reconciled soon after.

But the two have not withdrawn their dueling divorce petitions, and the rumored Shawn King suicide attempt in May indicates things are still amiss.

Will they or won't they split up?

It's anyone's guess, and rumor has it that the tipping point for whether Shawn becomes his eighth ex-wife is not his alleged infidelity, but money.

People familiar with the situation say nothing is going to happen as Shawn recovers from her overdose (which some suspect was a suicide attempt).

Larry King and Shawn Southwick married over a decade ago.

But before that crisis, one of Larry King's lawyers actually presented a proposal to Shawn's lawyer to undo an agreement he signed a few years ago.

Then, also amid speculation that he was railing Shannon Engemann, King signed over their houses to her. They are in Shawn Southwick's name only.

Recently, after the couple reconciled, or at least put the divorce on ice, one of Larry's lawyers submitted a proposal for a new division of property.

One that did not sit well with Shawn, as it turns out.

Whether or not the Kings, who have two young boys, remain married hinges, as a source puts it, on "striking a new deal on the money issues."

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Larry King's wife Shawn Southwick reportedly overdosed on prescription drugs in what investigators are considering a suicide bid. Fortunately, Shawn failed.

It all went down May 28 when Shawn's dad called 911 from the Kings' home in Provo, Utah, telling the dispatcher Shawn was breathing but not responsive.

Shawn King left a handwritten note stating she OD'd on purpose and indicated where she wanted to be buried, according to police, who found a lot meds.

Larry King says their marriage is still intact, despite both of them filing for divorce in April. Later, they called it off and decided to make the marriage work.

Apparently things went south between then and May 28, though.

Shawn King with Larry and their two sons.

Among the medications found at the home, Subutex is used to treat narcotic addiction, while Cymbalta is an anti-depressant and Lyrica a seizure treatment.

Klonopin and Clonazepam are anti-anxiety meds. Bottles of those two, along with Ambien, were empty and had been filled within 10 days of the incident.

Sources close to Shawn Southwick say she battles depression, which started, continued and never stopped over Larry King's alleged affair with her sister.

Shawn has been "extremely depressed" for more than five years, and the trigger is believed to be Larry's long-term involvement with Shannon Engemann.

If you've been following this story, you may recall that several years ago, this all blew up in Larry's face, and he made a peace offering to Shawn King.

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Nothing says rekindling a romance like divorce papers.

Yup, Larry King and Shawn Southwick are going to work it out. He's just checked out of the Beverly Hills hotel where he was staying and moved back home.

As of right now, Larry is back inside the home he shares with the wife and their two kids, and she's apparently thrilled to have the man of the house back.

Larry King and Shawn Southwick said in a statement:

"We love our children, each other, and being a family. That is all that matters. We owe it to ourselves and our children to continue being dedicated to each other. We want to thank our friends for their loyal love and support, for being there for us."

If you say so, guys.

Larry King and eighth wife Shawn Southwick are making it work!

The formerly estranged couple filed dueling divorce petitions April 14, following reports that Larry King had been nailing Shawn's sister Shannon Engemann.

Shawn was also romantically linked to Hector Penate, the kids' little league coach. This was pretty scandalous stuff and a reconciliation seemed unlikely.

But a few days later announced they were suspending the proceedings for two weeks, and attending counseling and attempting to smooth things over.

Looks like it worked out. For the time being, anyway.

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Hector Penate admits he totally had an affair Shawn Southwick in the home of her husband Larry King - so often, he says, he felt like it was his own house.

Moreover, the actor and baseball coach says he nailed Larry King's wife right before her divorce filing last week and says she mused about Larry's demise.

In an interview airing tonight on ET, he leaves little doubt over whether he slept with Shawn Southwick, responding to the question with: "Yes I did."

Hector Penate, 31, said Shawn, 50, often spoke to him of her desire to divorce Larry, 76, and wistfully told him, "'Don't worry, he's gonna die soon.'"

That sound you hear is of it being ON at his lawyer's office.

Hector Penate says he first bedded Shawn Southwick-King in 2007.

"We got back in the car and we kind of locked eyes and just started kissing," Penate recalls of the first time he passionately bedded Shawn Southwick.

King and Southwick filed divorce papers minutes apart last week after a fight over Shawn's claim King is having an affair with Shannon Engemann.

That would be her younger sister.

Southwick has denied having an affair with Penate, but he says they so had one, and not only that, it was motivated by King's affair with Engemann.

This is really twisted stuff... and the fact that involves Larry King is hilarious. "I really think she had the affair [with me] because of him," he said.

Not that the young hunk minded ... or it was a one-shot deal by any means.

"We had sex in Larry's bed a lot," he said. "I felt like it was my house."

Larry and Shawn Southwick-King had an interesting marriage.

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Don't write these drama queens life partners off just yet.

Larry King and Shawn Southwick have halted divorce proceedings, King's lawyer confirms, despite reports just yesterday that the divorce was on.

"Larry and Shawn met with a counselor today," Dennis Wasser said. "It was decided mutually that there will be no activity for two weeks' time."

"Several issues need to be discussed and resolved."

Among those unresolved issues? Whether or not King is still (or was ever) boning Shannon Engemann, the younger sister of Shawn Southwick.

Larry King, wife Shawn Southwick, their two cute sons and his hot sister-ln-law / possible mistress Shannon Engemann (right). What a strange story.

Last Wednesday, Larry King and Shawn Southwick, who married back in 1997, separately filed divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences.

They have two children: Chance, 11, and Cannon, 9. Their baseball coach, Hector Penate, may or may not have been sleeping with Southwick.

Shawn, Larry's seventh wife (and his eighth marriage in all) had asked for primary custody of their two sons, plus spousal and child support.

"My major concern is the welfare of my children," King said.

Rumors began surfacing Monday that the divorce may be on hold while the couple works things out, or at least works out the details of a split.

Which route they take is something we'll have to wait and see. The burning question ... how does freaking Larry King get these hot babes?!

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The divorce rumors have swirled since last week, and been semi-confirmed. But are Larry King and Shawn Southwick still going to make this thing work?

"There's a 50-50 chance this divorce is not happening," King's lawyer Dennis Wasser says. "It's not clear to me which way he's going to turn on this issue."

Man, this guy changes his mind about getting divorced almost as often as he ... actually gets divorced. That would be seven times, not including this one.

"His focus is on the best interest of his children," Wasser adds, noting that regardless of what they decide about the marriage, they will seek counseling.

Will Shawn Southwick remain Mrs. Larry King?

The revelation comes after Larry and Shawn, who have been married over a decade, were seen arm-in-arm Sunday at their sons' baseball game in L.A.

The pair also embraced at a previous game one day after both filed for divorce, separately, amid rumors of infidelity ... by both parties. It's confusing.

Larry is accused of boning Shawn's younger sister Shannon Engemann.

Shawn has allegedly been doing it with the kids' coach, Hector Penate.

If they can make it past that, more power to 'em.

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Bring on marriage #9.

Despite rumors of a possible reconciliation with his wife, Larry King is holed up in a Beverly Hills hotel and remains "committed to his divorce."

"The divorce is full steam ahead," says a source close to the situation, noting that relations remain amicable, but for the sake of their children.

The source says that Shawn Southwick remains in the family's Beverly Hills home with their two kids while King has been residing in a hotel.

He's staying about a mile away. Reports of the two patching things up arose when they agreed to seek counseling - but not to remain married.

Larry Kind and Shawn Southwick wed in 1996.

"People go to reconciliation to save their marriage or to make sure their actions are in the children's best interest," says his lawyer Dennis Wasser.

"If I were a betting man, it's for the latter."

The insider also confirms that Larry King doesn't have a prenup. "He really thought this was the woman for the rest of his life," the source said.

"He's sad that it turned out differently."

As for rumors that King had an affair with Shawn's younger sister Shannon Engemann, the source confirms that there was a close relationship.

However, "Larry never had sex with her." Hmm. Something of a vague denial if you read between the lines. What about flirting, even kissing?

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Reports that Larry King and Shawn Southwick are having second thoughts about divorcing surfaced on Friday, as did a story about them seeking therapy.

Is there a chance this troubled marriage could still be saved?

Sources are saying that Shawn Southwick, who accuses Larry King of cheating with Shannon Engemann, her sister, remains open to patching things up.

One caveat: She's convinced Larry's still boning Shannon.

Shawn Southwick's little sister has denied doing King. Shawn herself is accused of having an affair with their two kids' Little League coach Hector Penate.

That said, they appeared to be on good terms at their sons' baseball game and reportedly agreed to meet together with a marriage counselor on Monday.

Neither side has withdrawn divorce papers, however, and conflicting reports suggest that the marriage, for which there is no prenup in place, is kaput.

Any sitdown would be part of an effort to maintain stability for their two kids, ages 11 and 9, during a divorce, sources told the New York Daily News.

"I believe there is very little chance for reconciliation," King's lawyer Dennis Wasser said. "My most current information is the divorce is proceeding."

"People either go to reconciliation sessions to save their marriage or just to make sure their actions are in the best interest of the children," he says.

"If I were a betting man, it's for the latter."

King's spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, added this, however: "Don't assume anything. All you can presume is that his major interest is his children."

A friend says neither outcome would surprise him: "Their whole marriage is one big spat. They're both drama queens. They break up to make up."

"Shawn has been important in keeping Larry alive. She helped him lose weight and quit smoking." Well, can his previous six wives can say that?

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Larry King is fighting to keep his Beverly Hills mansion and other homes from estranged wife Shawn Southwick, who he says made him sign the rights away.

Several years ago Shawn accused Larry of having an affair with her sister, Shannon Engemann. Those very same allegations surfaced yet again this week. 

A King source says Shawn threatened to leak the story unless Larry signed a document giving up his interest in their estate, plus two other homes in Utah.

Sources say King took the pact to his attorney, Dennis Wasser, who told him not to sign it. He then sought the advice of her lawyer, who green lighted it.

Wasser was livid. Now, Larry will try to undo the deal in court on the grounds that Shawn Southwick bullied Larry into a bad deal and bad legal advice.

Larry King Photo

Making matters worse for Larry King? He has no prenuptial agreement.

Despite being married seven times before, King did not demand a prenup. Says a source: "She is a tall, good-looking blonde and that pretty much explains it."

It explains so many things, really.

Larry's net worth is reportedly estimated at $144 million. In California, earnings accumulated during a marriage (theirs is the 13-year mark) are split 50/50. 

That's gotta hurt.

Fortunately, the two put aside their differences yesterday, at least for a few minutes, at their sons' baseball game, even exchanging a hug and kind words.

No word if Hector Penate, Shawn's alleged boy toy, was coaching, or whether Shannon Engemann was in the stands. Damn, Larry. Your wife's sister? Dude ...

A cute photo of Shawn Southwick, the eighth wife of Larry King, with younger sister Shannon Engemann, the alleged mistress of Larry King. We don't get it either.