Although Larry King is one of the most respected media personalities in the United States of America, one thing that has made him even more popular is his long list of relationships and marriages. The host of the TV show has been married eight times, and his longest marriage is to none other than Shawn Southwick. The couple has been together for over two decades, and they’re still growing.
Shawn Southwick is a renowned American actress, singer, and host of a TV show known as Larry King’s seventh wife. Shawn Southwick comes from a Mormon household and began her singing career when she was a child and grew up to be a successful country musician. Later she found her way to movies and TV-presentations. Her marriage to Larry King kept her in the spotlight for a long time.
You may ask what is so special about this gorgeous lady. Well, you’ll find out all that and more in the following paragraphs.
Shawn Southwick Bio – How Old is She?
On November 5, 1959, Karl and Gerri Engemann adopted a daughter into their family at the Studio City of California. At birth, she was named Shawn Ora Engemann, but this changed later after she married her first husband, Daniel Southwick. Shawn grew up in California with her three siblings – Paul Shannon and Ryan Engemann.
She developed a passion for the performing arts when she was very young. Coming from a line of successful music stars, Shawn’s father worked as head of the Artist & Repertoire department at Capitol Records and as managing director of Marie Osmond. Her mother, on the other hand, was a studio singer known for her collaborations with legendary musicians like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan. She also has an uncle Bob Engemann, who was also a member of the American pop band The Lettermen.
Shawn received her education at North Hollywood High School in North Hollywood, California, where she attended high school. From there she went to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she received her bachelor’s degree a few years later.
Surrounded by showbiz professionals, Shawn Southwick made the leap into the American entertainment industry soon after graduating from college. She started her professional career, combining her two fields of music and acting. In the early stages of her music career, she sang alongside established singers and groups such as The Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, and many others. Some of her songs are In My Own Backyard and For Your Love etc.
She made her acting debut in 1982 when she impersonated the role of Rita Wilcox in the television series Knight Rider. The following year she appeared on television shows such as Monaco Forever, Cover-Up, Remington Steele and Hardcastle and McCormick. In the late 1980s, she starred in other popular movies and television shows such as The A-Team and Riptide (1985), Simon & Simon (1986) and Who’s the Boss? (1989). In the 1990s she appeared in films such as Empty Nest (1990), Rover Dangerfield (1991) and Bombshell (1997). More recently, Shawn has starred in films such as All Kids Count (2011) and Christmas Eve (2015).
In addition to acting, Shawn Southwick has also hosted a number of television shows, including Hollywood Insider on The USA Network.
Shawn Southwick’s Husband and Kids
Southwick was married twice in her life. In her first marriage, she was married to a man named Daniel Southwick. The duo married in October 1980 and their union produced a child named Danny Southwick. Danny was born in 1981 and has since become an American football quarterback. He plays for the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League.
After the end of their first marriage, Shawn Southwick fell in love with Larry King and in 1997 they exchanged vows. The couple has two children – Chance (born 1999) and Cannon (born 2000). Shawn and Larry King have been together for over two decades. While it was a second marriage for Shawn, it was the seventh for Larry, who had previously been married and divorced six times.
Other Details About Larry King’s Wife
1 In 2008, Shawn made headlines when she was admitted to rehab for an alleged overdose of painkillers.
2. Her marriage to Larry King was not exactly rosy, as she had previously been accused of having affairs with Richard Greene and Hector Penate.
3. Shawn Southwick and her husband filed for divorce in 2010. However, they have since reconciled.
4 She and her family currently live in Beverly Hills, California with her five children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
5. Larry King’s wife is very tall, measuring 1.5 meters and 11 inches.