Lawyer: Larry King, Wife Halt Divorce Proceedings For 2 Weeks

Celebrity News Apr. 19, 2010 AT 7:04PM
Lawyer: Larry King, Wife Halt Divorce Proceedings For 2 Weeks Credit: Michael Schwartz/

Hold your horses.

Larry King and Shawn Southwick have halted their divorce proceedings, an attorney for King confirmed Monday.

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"Larry and Shawn met with a counselor today," King's lawyer Dennis Wasser tells "It was decided that there will be no activity for two weeks as several issues need to be discussed and resolved."

Last Wednesday, King, 76, and Southwick, 50, both filed divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple wed in 1997 and have two sons: Chance, 11, and Cannon, 9.

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In her filing, Southwick had asked for primary custody of their kids, plus spousal and child support.

Southwick is King's seventh wife, but the CNN star has actually been wed eight times: King and Alene Aknis divorced in 1962, remarried in 1967, and finally divorced again in 1972.

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"My major concern is the welfare of my children," King said in his statement to Us last week.

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