Suddenly, they’re both back on the market. Any chance of a love match between Melissa
Etheridge and Larry King? Probably not, huh?
They both prefer younger women. Certainly no one was surprised to hear that the 76-year-old CNN host was trading in his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick, for a newer model. But his own wife’s younger sister?
That’s randy even for Larry!
The Larry-Lothario allegations are “ludicrous,” insisted little-sis-in-law
Shannon Engemann, 46. “Larry’s been a good friend, and he’s been like a father to me.”
So friendly and so fatherly, in fact, one report said the Suspendered One had lavished his wife’s sister with $1 million in gifts, including a $160,000 car.
When it comes to love, Larry’s never been a quitter — seven wives, eight divorces and Angie Dickinson! But no one ever knew the prime-time host was such a family guy!
Now Shawn’s demanding to keep the Beverly Hills mansion, which could allow more quality time with Hector Penate. He’s the “Cuban sensation” who served as baseball coach to the two King children — ages 9 and 11 — and perhaps a bit more.
Asked if he and Shawn were playing their own pitch and catch, Penate offered no denials. “One thing led to the other,” he shrugged. “Things happen.”
By comparison to the King family drama, two other bold-faced bust-ups were textbook examples of how to separate with dignity in Hollywood.
Melissa and Tammy Etheridge announced they are splitting after nine years and two children
Mel Gibson and baby mama Oksana Grigorieva also revealed they are breaking up.
The 48-year-old heartland rocker and the former Tammy Lynn Michaels, 35, requested “respect for our family as we go through this difficult period.” The Etheridges held a commitment ceremony in Malibu in 2003. Tammy gave birth to twins in 2006 with the help of an anonymous sperm donor.
The “Braveheart” actor and his Russian singer girlfriend said they’d “drifted apart” and vowed to remain friends for the sake of their 5-month-old daughter, Lucia, Gibson’s eighth child.
That’s eight children —one for every Larry King divorce.
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